Exam results

Comparative examination results data 2018

A level summary last five years

A level results over five years by subject

GCSE examination results over four years

GCSE examination results over five years by subject

School performance tables

2018 Exam results - press releases

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 6th 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 6th form team. When Ofsted visited in February of this year they commented on our excellent A-level students and the excellent leadership of 6th 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 5 students who will be going on to study medicine Ben Wisden, Naomi Bubble, Ben Hawkins 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, Michael Cottell, Angus Walker, Amelia Taylor, Millie-May Williamson, Joseph Franks, Jacob Schofield, Harry Lau, Lucy Waugh, Polly Whitehead, Nan Davey, Megan Wynne, Joe Keppie-Bray, Naomi Johns, George Prentice-Povey, Louis Campbell & Dan Kimmins all who showed resilience throughout the two years. Well done.


Thursday 23 August: GCSE Results 2018

Excellent GCSE results at Ralph Allen School!

31% of grades were 9, 8 or 7. 23% of students achieving 5 or more top grades.

Another fantastic year for students at Ralph Allen School. We are delighted to congratulate all our students on their successes and personal triumphs. This year as in previous years we are happy to celebrate our students’ performance. 68% of the students achieved 5 or more A* - C grades including the all-important English and Maths GCSEs. 

I did have a dream last night about my own degree and I was again plunged into examinations in the Great Hall at Nottingham University. Something must have been on my mind. In my dream I relived the pressures that young people face and was reminded of the difficult times that examinations place students in. It did highlight for me the range of skills that are necessary to perform over two years and the final month of tests, often with two or three examinations, in some cases, on the same day. Developing these skills is all part of the wider education that we give at Ralph Allen School. The students again have showed their perseverance, dedication and ability to perform and achieve such wonderful results.

Just like the outstanding A-level results last week our thoughts again turn to individuals and the support they require for their next phase of learning and our focus will be on supporting them.

We would like to extend congratulations to the following students on their own personal performances:

Deeva Dewey 7 9s & 2 8s                   Saffrey Frayling 2 9s & 6 8s

Annie Hidalgo-Wayman 2 9s & 6 8s    Sadie Hough 6 9s & 2 8s

Eden Kelly-Thurstain 5 9s & 4 8s          Jasmine Lowe 6 9s & 1 8

Rhian Macintosh 4 9s & 3 8s               Jim Nankivell 5 9s & 2 8s

Emma Parker 7 9s & 1 8                      Ella Pears 7 9s & 2 8s

Oliver Sani 5 9s & 1 8                          William Veitch 7 9s & 2 8s

Otto White 6 9s & 1 8

(From 2018 the GCSE grades for all subjects are given in numbers with a 9 being the highest down to a 1.)

We would also like to recognise students who have made excellent progress during their time at Ralph Allen and reached or exceeded their personal best, sometimes with significant challenges placed in their way. These students are:

Freddie Cartledge, Yasmin Sunthankar, Eleanor Hawkins, Sophie Dyte, Asta Vallis, Ellie Taylor, Hamish Bogle, Elise Elston-Thompson, Daniel Lampkin, Harry Wisden, Mollie Ruck, Tobias Rasmussen, Edward Clarke and Britannio Jarrett.

The above students should be commended for their hard work, resilience and effort over their time at Ralph Allen.

Lastly thank you to all the staff who have taught, supported, mentored and much more to help students achieve their potential.

Andy Greenhough, Headteacher