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A-Level results 2018

Thursday 16 August: GCE A Level Results 2018

The hard work of students and teachers has culminated in our most successful year yet at Ralph Allen. 44% of the grades were A*-A.  72% of grades were A*-B.  92% of the grades were A*-C.

Students have achieved in all areas from English Language, English Literature, Drama, Computer Science, PE & Sports BTEC, Photography, Geography, Mathematics & Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Music and History.

Headteacher Andy Greenhough commented: “How do you react when the school performs at such an incredible level? Our first thoughts are not of celebration, instead we enquire if the students obtained the necessary results for their next phase. This is the most important question and one that our Sixth form team get to work on straight away. We still hold our values at heart and as a school are very child centred. It comes as no surprise to me that we look in this area first and plan to support any student who may not have achieved the grades necessary for further education. Once this is done it is time to reflect on all the effort that goes into such amazing results. This year group have had a determination throughout their A-levels and strived for their own personal best and as a group they have raised the bar to a new height.

At this point I would like to recognise all the hard work from the staff at the school who have supported the students to achieve their results. Despite extensive course changes, their specialist subject knowledge and preparation for these qualifications has been excellent. Level 3 qualifications are not easy and require dedication and resilience in order to achieve and a well done to all. Lastly, I would like to congratulate the Sixth form team. When Ofsted visited in February of this year, they commented on our excellent A-level students and the excellent leadership of the Sixth form. Boy did they get it right! Well done to Ms Haggett and the team. ‘Awesome.’

As always, a number of students will be continuing their education at Oxford or Cambridge. These are Joe Alder who achieved A*A*AA, Alise Ashby A*AA & Emmanuel Campion-Dye A*A*A*A. In addition, we have five students who will be going on to study medicine. These are Ben Wisden, Naomi Buddle and Ben Hawkins from our current year 13 and Katie Briggs, and Grace Fountain who deferred from last year.

I would also like to congratulate the two senior students this year. This is a difficult and at times demanding position that they have completed admirably. The two students have balanced their duties and their academic life to achieve this year, Ben Hawkins A*A*A* & Katherine Bryant AAA.

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

Joel Ambasna-Jones, Joshua Cheung, Louis Dejeu-Castang, Jenny Grime, Isaac Hawcock, Thomas Nankivell, Will Penkethman-Carr, Ben Plummer, Joe Prescott, Theo Putler, Joshua Sanchez, James Walters & Ruby Zatchij.

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

Cameron Alpress, Jan Fitzgibbon, Oliver Weedon, Angus Walker, Amelia Taylor, Millie Williamson, Joseph Franks, Jacob Schofield, Harry Lau, Lucy Waugh, Polly Whitehead, Nan Davey, Megan Wynne, Joe Keppie-Bray, George Prentice-Povey, Louis Campbell & Dan Kimmins all who showed resilience throughout the two years. Well done!