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Exam results

Important: Exam Results 2020

Examination results have been sent to students email addresses.  Students will all have received two separate documents – the first contains their examination results, the second shows details of the Centre Assessed Grades and Ranking within that grade, that the school submitted to the examination boards and that were then used to determine the final grade in each subject. In light of the developing situation regarding appeals, the second document also includes students’ mock grades from January.

We understand that the process by which final grades were determined is causing confusion.  To help you understand Ofqual have provided this Infographic.

More detailed guidance is available here.

Error with results

Please note the school cannot change your grades.  If you believe there may be an error with your result(s) please complete this form: Clerical Recheck Form and return it to the Exams Office (joshea@alexandrapark.school) by  Tuesday 1st September. 

Appeal on grounds of ‘valid mock data’

You will be aware of recent news regarding an amendment to the Limited right of appeal (which is detailed, separately, below).  This involves the possibility of an appeal using what the Department for Education is referring to as ‘valid mock results’.  At the time of writing we do not yet know how this will work, other than that “Ofqual has been asked to determine how and when valid mock results can be used to calculate grades.”  We expect more details to be available soon and students should be able to access the latest information here.

In the meantime if your mock result (included with your Centre Assessed Grades) was higher than your final awarded grade, and you wish to use this as the basis for an appeal, you should complete this form Appeal on grounds of valid mock data and return it to the Exams Office (joshea@alexandrapark.school) by Tuesday 1st September. 

Entering Examinations in the Autumn

If you wish to sit an exam in any of the above subjects in the Autumn, you must complete this entry form Autumn Exam Entry Form and return it to the Exams Office (joshea@alexandrapark.school) by Thursday 27th August.   There are no late entries.  If you miss this deadline you will not be able to sit the exam (s) in the Autumn series.

Limited right of appeal

It is important for students and parents to understand the limited grounds on which an appeal can be made to the exam board. Students have no right of appeal against the professional judgement of staff (e.g. as to the calculation of the appropriate grade or rank order), nor does the school itself have right of appeal on the basis that it has changed its professional judgement. Other than the grounds of ‘valid mock data’ (see above), the school may only appeal to the exam board where there is evidence that an administrative error was made either by the school when submitting a student’s CAG or rank position, or by the exam board when calculating a student’s grade.

Any appeals on the above administrative grounds may only be made by the school on behalf of a student. Students may make a request that the school make an appeal to the exam board on your behalf on these grounds, however the school has the right to decide whether or not to make this appeal on your behalf. If you have any questions about your right of appeal or about your exam results, please direct your enquiries to the Exams Office  (joshea@alexandrapark.school) in the first instance so that we can process your enquiry in a timely manner.  All such queries should be received by Tuesday 1st September.

If, having liaised with the Exams Office in relation to your queries, you consider you may have grounds for an appeal to the exam board, or if you wish to appeal against a decision of the school not to appeal on your behalf, or have concerns of any other nature regarding your exam results, please write to Dan Silverman, Deputy Headteacher, setting out the basis on which you believe an appeal should be made, or the nature of your concern.

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GCSE Results 2018

Students at APS are celebrating yet another year of excellent GCSE examination results. Under government reforms, GCSE grades for the majority of subjects are now awarded on a scale from 1, being the lowest, to 9, being the highest. There has once again been a rise at our school in the proportion of the three highest grades awarded. More than a third of the results recorded by pupils at the school were at the new 9 to 7 grades comparable to A** A* and A for GCSE. At APS 11% grade 9’s, 23% grade 8 and above and 40% 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.

The school’s analysis indicates that, yet again, APS have again significantly exceeded national expectations for attainment and progress. Attainment 8 will exceed 57 and Progress 8 will be above 0.5, 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 twelve 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. Students such as Alex shown below who far exceeded his expectations. His story is not atypical at the school. Alex said, upon opening his results, “It was a bit of a shock and surprise but a really nice feeling after all the hard work and persistence to achieve the grades I did.”

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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 that have been set by the exam boards. 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.”

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