Exam results

Comparative examination results data 2017

A level summary last five years

A2 results over five years by subject

AS results over five years

GCSE examination results over five years

GCSE examination results over five years by subject

Accountability measures

School performance tables


Thursday 17 August: GCE A Level Results 2017

The hard work of students and staff has culminated in another outstandingly successful year at Ralph Allen. 27% of the grades were A*-A (above the national average of 26.3%).  61% of grades achieved were A*-B.  85% of the grades were A*-C across the board. The school was No. 264 in The Times list of 350 top schools for A level results.

Students have done exceptionally well in all areas where exams were taken: English Language, English Literature, Drama, Computer science, PE, Psychology, Photography, Geography, Mathematics, Biology and many others.

Head of School John Chantry congratulated all students: ‘For me the effort, dedication and resilience shown by students is inspiring. To see anyone strive for their own personal best is fantastic. At Ralph Allen we strive to create the best environment for the students to achieve their personal best. It is also important to recognise the contribution of parents, teachers and everyone who supported the students over the last two years.

‘Teamwork is essential in helping students achieve their dreams; teachers have their part to play but without the support of those at home and outside of school, these grades would not have been achieved. Whether this support is with revision, encouragement in more challenging moments, or just the reassurance of a smile and a cup of tea.

‘I would like to wish everyone the very best for their life, work and education where they will use not only their well-earned qualifications but the strength of character and personal qualities they have developed throughout their time at Ralph Allen to embrace the exciting opportunities that lie ahead of them.’

As always we have a number of students continuing to university. Melissa Rose achieved 4A*s and has secured her place at Trinity College Oxford to read Biochemistry.  J.P. Laduguie achieved 4A*s and has secured his place to read Computer science at Peterhouse College, Cambridge.

A number of students have also attained a number of the highest grade at A-level. They are:

Katie Briggs, Gracie Helps, Tilda Teale, Becca Tucker, Brooklyn Ashdown-Doel, Cicely Frears, Ieuan George, Grace Fountain, Maisie Kemp, Lizzie Maggs, Lola Scalway, Ceri Shearn, Flossie Ure, Rosie Walker, Tara Rose, Finley Warman and Ruby Wood.

We would like to mention a few other students who achieved their personal best through effort and dedication. These are;

Oskar Steadman – for sheer resilience and hard work during his time at Ralph Allen.

Abi Brewer, Holly Pietersen, Will Mayo, Jordan Harding, Ben Richards, Ellie Thorne and Imogen Selley for achieving through hard work and a constantly great attitude.

Max Workman for excellent results and an A* in Design & Technology. Max has worked on his projects tirelessly and always has a positive attitude to all that he does. He is now going to Loughborough University.

Sam Clay performed well across the board but particularly in Mathematics.

Jasper Law joined us from another school and has travelled some distance each day to attend. He has worked particularly hard this year and his work has paid off with some excellent results.

Eden Richardson is one of our elite athletes.  Despite a very busy schedule she has achieved ABB and is going to university in America. Fantastic!

Finally a huge well done to all students and staff for all their hard work!


Superb 2017 GCSE results at Ralph Allen School!  24 August 2017

21% of students achieve 6 or more top grades in their GCSEs including in the new English and Maths qualifications

Ralph Allen School is delighted to report that Year 11 students have today received a great set of examination results. 72% of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths (using new numerical grades). 26% of grades were A/A*, or 7 – 9 in the new subjects. Amongst these there were many truly astounding sets of results with 30 students (21%) getting 6 or more top grades. 3 students (Joe Mason, Max Davis and Kat Petmezas) got a top grade in all their subjects.

John Chantry, Head of School, said, ‘I want to recognise and congratulate the achievement of all our students, a very great many of whom achieved the “personal best” which we challenged them to achieve (often despite what they thought was possible!!). These grades are the fruit of years of determination, resilience and effort.  This year there has been particular anxiety across the country with the new style of GCSE exams being taken in English and Maths and I have been really impressed with the way in which our students have taken these in their stride and still performed really well.

‘I also want to pay special tribute to those students who achieved despite having to deal with difficult personal circumstances. My thanks goes to all those who have supported them through their exams as well as their teachers. Teamwork is one of our core values and is an essential ingredient in helping students achieve the best exam results possible.

‘With these exams behind them, as well as the personal skills and qualities the students have developed over their time at Ralph Allen, students are now in a great position to move on to their exciting next stage and I would like to wish all our students every success as they embark on A Levels, apprenticeships or other post 16 courses. ’ John Chantry, Head of School