Examination Performance

Exam Results - GCSE

Students at APS are celebrating yet another year of excellent GCSE results. Almost half of the results recorded by students at the school were at the new 9 to 7 grades comparable to A** A* and A for GCSE. At APS 16% achieved grade 9s, 32% grade 8 and 50% grade 7 and above were achieved by the students.”

This represents a phenomenal return on the efforts of both the students and staff throughout the duration of the courses

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APS students consistently perform significantly better than national expectations for attainment and progress. During the last year of formal public exams (2019) APS was placed in the top 5% of all state schools and its performance saw it named in the top 30 state schools in London – again. One of only 3 non-faith or non- selective schools on the list.

Examination results have been awarded differently in 2020 and 2021 therefore school to school comparisons are meaningless. Our students have continued to perform extremely well.

Attainment 8 exceeds 60 and if measured we would expect Progress 8 to remain high.  Both indicators are outstanding. This shows that our young people do better by attending APS than if they went elsewhere. Many pupils gained outstanding results. More than a third of our students gained at least 5 GCSEs at these top grades and or particular note are the 28 students who achieved 5 or more grade 9s. Progress has been a key focus this year and has been exemplified by the terrific performance of so many of our students

Headteacher, Michael McKenzie, said "APS is a high performing school. We are very proud of the achievements of the students this year. We are delighted with the results that the students have achieved. Like all schools, students and staff have had to step up to the challenge of the more rigorous and demanding qualifications and the further challenges of lockdowns, cancelled exams and the need for internal examinations. As with all the work we do – staff approached this earnestly and professionally. We are particularly proud of how well the school meets the needs of all its students from the most-able students to those with significant need. We demonstrate clearly the success of comprehensive education.

“This is based on the simple but effective formula of high quality courses, taught well by expert staff, to hard-working students supported effectively by their families and our community."

“It is clear from these results that students can thrive in the learning environment that staff cultivate at Alexandra Park School. We are matching students to the correct courses whilst retaining a broad and balanced curriculum that opens doors for the next stage in their lives. We are looking forward to continuing those relationships with the students who join us into our successful Sixth Form. For all the students, however, I would like to congratulate them on their success and wish them the very best for their futures.”

  • 84% of students achieving 5 or more good passes, including English and Maths
  • 89% of students achieved a good pass in English, with 38% achieving grades 9-7. The coveted grade 9 was awarded 52 times to students in English
  • 89% of students achieved a good pass in Maths, with 46% achieving grads 9-7. An amazing 46 students achieved grade 9 in maths
  • 90% of all science exams were good passes and 48% were awarded grades 9-7. A total of 63 grade 9s were awarded across the sciences
  • 45% of our students achieved 5 or more 9-7 grades

Disadvantaged Students' Performance 2019 (last published data)

Students who are eligible for free school meals now or in the past 6 years or those that are in local authority care can face additional challenges within school.  We aim to clsoe the achievement gap between these students and their peers.  Full information can be found HERE.

Key IndicatorAPS Disadvantaged StudentsAPS All StudentsNational Disadvantaged StudentsNational All StudentsNational Non disadvantaged
Progress 8 0.36 0.62 -0.45 -0.03 0.13
Attainment 8 47.2 58.8 36.7 46.7 50.3
English and Maths level 4+ % 59 83 45 65 72
English and Maths Level 5+ % 51 72 25 43 50
Ebacc Average Point Score 3.94 5.30   3.08  4.07 4.43
Ebacc level 4+ % 16 44 13 25 29
Ebacc Level 5+ % 8 35 7 17 21
Progress English 0.58 0.66  -0.44 -0.04 0.11
Attainment English 10.43 12.32  8.11 9.9 10.61
Progress Maths 0.37 0.72  -0.39 -0.02 0.11
Attainment Maths 9.03 11.77 7.02 9.1 9.8

GCSE 2021
SubjectNo. of 9 %9-7%9-5%9-4
English Language 24  38 83  86
English Literature 28  40 83 89 
Maths 46  48 85 89

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GCSE Results 2019
Subject Entries 9-7 9-5 9-4
Art 48 38 85 94
Business Studies 80 29 63 76
Classics 30 40 97 97
Computer Science 42 31 69 76
Drama 33 24 70 85
DT: Product Design 60 2 18 35
English Language 224 32 73 83
English Literature 219 42 77 87
French 51 49 76 88
Geography 102 37 72 85
History 120 56 80 87
Hospitality & Catering 14 0 36 36
ICT DIDA 25 4 72 72
Mandarin 20 35 70 75
Maths 224 40 74 86
Media Studies 37 41 92 92
Music 35 57 86 94
Music BTEC 10 30 100 100
PE 35 43 77 91
Religious Studies 69 60 84 87
Science: Biology 97 53 97 100
Science: Chemistry 97 60 97 98
Science: Physics 97 57 96 99
Science: Double 127 10 55 98
Spanish 55 35 89 96
Textiles 17 30 76 94
Turkish 6 67 100 100

Overall Performance201920202021
Progress 80.62N/AN/A
Attainment58.859.861.1
Progress 8 ranking by score (DfE 2016)
Well above average (~5% of schools)
Above 0.5
Above average (~25% of schools)
0.49
to
0.23
Average (~40% of schools)
0.22
to
-0.12
Below average (~20% of schools)
-0.13
to
-0.49
Well below average (~10% of schools)
Below -0.5
  • Progress 8 is a value-added measure which compares each student's progress to the national average of students with the same level of prior attainment (based on KS2 results) each year.
  • Attainment 8 is similar to an average total points score of a student's best eight grades with certain subjects prioritised (including the double-weighting of English and Maths)
Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
5+ Good Passes 45 46 48 60 61 67 69 70 72 72
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
  78 81 83 77 81 82 84

 Pupil Destinations (2017 leavers)APSHaringeyEngland
Pupils staying in education or employment for at
least 2 full terms after key stage 4 
98% 93% 94%