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GCSE results even better for AGS despite harder exams

Students at Allerton Grange School in North Leeds are celebrating today after achieving significantly better results at GCSE. Bucking the widely anticipated national picture, which is expected to show a decline in passes after the introduction of the new-style 1-9 grades, AGS has seen huge improvements. 47 students have achieved the highest grade of 9, and three students secured 9s across the board.

Maths and English results are up 12%, compared to last year. Strong passes in science have increased by an impressive 22%, and history by 11%. In combined Ebacc subjects, which include English, maths, at least two sciences, either history or geography, and a language, students have performed significantly better; equally disadvantaged students have reached their highest ever standards.

Headteacher Mr Roper, who joined the school in April 2015, said: “We are reaping the benefits from all the changes which have been implemented in the last three years to ensure our school is on a rapid improvement journey. Today’s results show the school’s best ever exam results for a third year in a row; I’m extremely proud of all our students who have worked incredibly hard to reach their full potential and our dedicated staff who have supported them to do so.”

Ibrahim Syed, who achieved grade 8s in the majority of his exam, said: “I was really worried last night, overthinking what my results might be and what might happen, but I’m so pleased with what I’ve got. I’m in shock. I plan to study Chemistry, another Science and Maths in Allerton Grange Sixth Form.

Caitlan Chambers picked up her results with her Dad, who was beaming with pride, after she achieved a fantastic array of grade 9s. Caitlin said: “I can’t believe it, I’m so happy!” She will be studying Maths, Chemistry and Economics in our Sixth Form in September.

Arghya Chakrabarty also secured a total of eight grade 9s and plans to study A Level Maths, Physics and History.

The number of students continuing their studies at Allerton Grange Sixth Form is expected to increase this year. Enrolment takes place on Monday 3 September, 2-4pm. Students must bring along a copy of their exam results, residency information if they are not a British citizen and details of parental contacts, including mobile numbers and email addresses.

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