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Exam success for Aldenham and Dame Alice Owen's

There was much cause for celebration at Aldenham and Dame Alice Owen’s Schools this month as first A Level and then GCSE results were announced.

Despite a national picture which saw the new harder A Levels taken in every subject for the first time and a fall in the number of students gaining the top grades of A*/A across the country, the results for both schools moved in a positive direction.  At Aldenham, 21% of A Levels were graded at A*/A compared to 17% a year ago.  Over 50% of the exams were at A*-B grade and over three quarters received either an A*, A, B  or C.  In all over a third of the cohort gained ABB or better and 90% of students will be going to their first or second choice university.  At Dame Alice Owen’s 27% of all grades were A*, 34% were  A and 23% were B, resulting a total of 84% A*-B grades which is a slight increase on last year.  Overall, 23 students achieved the grades they needed in order to take up places at Oxbridge and over 90% of students achieved the grades required to take up their university offer.

All GCSE exams are now being graded on the new 1-9 scale and this year’s students are the first to have sat the new, more rigorous exams in all subjects.  At Dame Alice Owen’s 49.7% of all grades awarded were 9s or 8s which is slightly up on last year.  In maths, 89% of students secured a strong pass (5 or higher) and 95% secured a standard pass (4 or higher), while in English language 87% secured a strong pass and 96% attained a standard pass.  At Aldenham 31% of all exams were graded at level 7-9, 76% were awarded a strong pass and 92% were awarded a standard pass.  In total, 36% of the pupils gained 4 or more grade 7-9 results.

We couldn’t be prouder of the staff and students at both schools who have worked extremely hard to achieve these amazing results.