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Congratulations to Harry Ho, who graduated in the summer, on winning this prestigious competition with his photo series 'One last dance.. (1952 - 2022)'. If you attended the AD@PT show last summer you may remember seeing this work on display as part of Harry's final Photography A Level submission.
Harry told us more about his success;
"This journey has been particularly..read more
As we begin our new school year together, we would like to celebrate the success of our KLASS 2022-23 (I)GCSE and A Level students who recently received their final results.
Please join us in congratulating our current Year 12 students, who received their (I)GCSE results last week. We are incredibly proud of their achievements and how they navigated their two-year programme..read more
A Levels or Advanced Levels are the passport to university entry in the UK and are also widely accepted by universities and colleges around the world. They follow GCSE qualifications and offer a higher standard in their examinations, with fewer subjects chosen for these qualifications. Students select their subjects in year 12 and go on to take the exams in year 13; these two..read more
The General Certificate of Secondary Education, more commonly known as GCSEs, are taken by students in the UK aged 14-16 years. GCSEs are taken at the end of year 11, although studies for these exams begin in year 10 (or sometimes earlier in year 9). The work is mainly a theory-based study of a subject mixed together with practical work, depending on the nature of the subject.read more
🎉🙌 Congratulations to our students who have received Pearsons Outstanding Learners Awards for their achievements in last year's A Level and (I)GCSE examinations. We would like to congratulate;
Highest Mark in the World:
Eugene: (I)GCSE Mathematics. Mr. Philip Welch, Head of Mathematics and Computing Faculty said, "Eugene is an incredibly able mathematician, who excels with..read more
It is always wonderful to hear of the success of our EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) students and this year is no exception. We are delighted to share that an amazing 61% of students have been awarded an A*, 85% of students achieved A*- A and 90% of students achieved A*- B. We have also just had confirmation from AQA that our results now place us in the top 5% of schools..read more
Secondary Weekly Highlights: The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) - A unique academic experience 📚📝🧐
There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of seeing the fruit of our labours come into being; of driving a creative process through from concept to end product; of knowing when we have created something that is uniquely part of us - that has been birthed from our interests, research, hypotheses, care, curiosity and critical thinking. In this week’s Secondary Blog, our Head..read more
We were delighted to hear that three of our students have received impressive awards from Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) one of the examinations boards we use for A Level and (I)GCSE examinations. We would like to congratulate;
- Emily Choi-Ying Chong - Top in the World for Media 🌏 (Cambridge Intl A Level)
- Juan Sebastian Beltran - Top in the World 🌏 for..
The Alice Smith School has offered the EPQ to Sixth Form students since 2009. It was initially a compulsory component for Sixth Form students but has more recently become optional. With universities now giving greater recognition of this qualification in entry offers, we are seeing a strong take up by our students.
Our results for EPQ have risen to a very high level with 54%..read more
During the summer break Ms Cooper heard from Alumna Jun Yi, who graduated in 2018. Jun Yi progressed to Nottingham Trent University to study Graphic Design and wrote to share her recent success in the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) Student Assessment scheme and how she attributed part of success to her study of A Level Literature.
"A few months ago, I..
Our musicians throughout the school continue to delight and amaze us and it is wonderful to hear and see them at work! All students, from Preschool to Year 9 have specialist music lessons each week and we offer music at both GCSE and A Level. Here we hear from James, one of our current music A Level students, about his composition work.
"This photo highlights a major..read more
UPDATED 24th August: This article has been updated with our latest results following the changes announced by the UK government to allow teachers assessed grades to be awarded where it was higjer than the grade previously achieved.
We are very pleased to share with you the news that 92% of our A Level students have already confirmed offers from their first choice universities..read more
UPDATE JANUARY 2021: Our EPQ students have received their results and we're very proud to announce that:
- 12 students were awarded A* for their projects
- 54% of students achieved a grade A*-A
- 100% of students passed their EPQ
These would be fantastic results in any year however this year’s group also had to cope with the additional factors of not being able to access the..read more
A Levels are an internationally recognised pre-university programme with high academic standards. They are exam-based and require in-depth knowledge of the chosen subject matter are equivalent to other pre-university programmes such as Australian Matriculation, Canadian Pre-University (CPU) and the Malaysian STPM.
Though they are known to be challenging, students with this..read more