The Alice Smith School is delighted to announce that the recent A Level
results rank our students’ achievements with many of the best schools in the UK
74% of the grades achieved were A*, A or B. Amongst
the many students achieving exceptional academic standards, 26% of our Sixth
Form cohort achieved straight A*/A grades with 3 students achieving 4A* and six
students attaining at least 3A*.
Head Boy for the academic year 2013-2014, Peter
Jackson, is one of three top performing students who achieved a remarkable 4A*
grades. Having been with the school for the past 14 years, Peter has been
actively involved in a number of school activities over the years,
particularly within the music department as a saxophonist. This has included
playing in the orchestra, jazz band, and also performing solo and in groups at
a number of school events.
“It is important to find enough time for both
academic life and being involved in activities in order to enjoy all that there
is on offer. A key strategy is to always be doing something! If you make the
most use of your time by always furthering yourself in some area, you will find
that you can achieve a lot more than you would expect,” said Peter.
Peter will be heading to the University of
Cambridge to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering.
Another top scorer, Vandit
Trevedi also achieved 4A*. Vandit added, “Getting involved in school teams, signing up for clubs, and also
managing academics will force a student to be effective with managing his or
her time and resources. The sense of community has also been
one of the most important things I have experienced at Alice Smith.”
Vandit has recently left for the United States to study Petroleum
Engineering at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
year, the Alice Smith School is proud to award bright and deserving post SPM
Malaysian students full scholarships, enabling them to pursue their A Level
studies at the school. Quah Paik Suan and Angertdev Singh were both scholarship recipients in 2013.
with their A Level results, they shared that Alice Smith has offered them
invaluable exposure to a broad array of learning opportunities and experiences, and their time at the school was a great
pathway in preparing them for their university life.
Paik Suan looks forward to furthering her studies in Actuarial Science
at the University of Hong Kong and Angertdev will be studying Chemical
Engineering at University College London (UCL).
At GCSE Level, 64% of all grades awarded were A* or
A. From our cohort of 110 students in Year 11, 72 students obtained five or
more A*and A grades in their results with nineteen students achieving 7A* or more
in all their subjects. Outstanding individual results include two students who
attained an exceptional 11A* grades.
An active Chair, moderator and participant at several Model United
Nations Conferences in Malaysia, top GCSE scorer, Afiq Hatta is overwhelmed
with his 11A* grades.
“I’ve met many remarkable people at Alice Smith; whether they be
academically strong or artistically talented or amazing at sports, they have
certainly inspired me. The diversity of people's backgrounds at the school has also taught
me to be more culturally aware. I’m also almost overwhelmed each day by the things
teachers and students in our school have managed to accomplish.”
Another top GCSE scorer, Celeste Wijnands also achieved 11A* grades and cannot wait to experience Sixth Form life. “The people at Alice Smith shine
with a genuine passion for learning, and living and experiencing it has been
the best part of my life.” Aspiring to pursue a career in writing, Celeste will
be taking Chemistry, Maths, History and English Literature as her AS subjects.
The Year 6 British National Curriculum Tests (SATs) were also extremely impressive,
with 99% of our students achieving the expected Level 4 or higher in English
and Mathematics. Level 5 was achieved by 84% of students in Reading which is an
outstanding result, considering Level 5 is the attainment level achieved by an
average pupil in the UK at the end of Key Stage 3 (Year 9). For Mathematics the
majority of students (70%) achieved Level 5 or better, with an impressive 18%
of students who were successful in achieving a Level 6.
Head of School, Roger Schultz said, “The success of our students is a
testament to their ability and their hard work, and also to the commitment and
dedication of all our staff. The school’s vision is to be outstanding in all
areas and these results take us another step closer towards achieving this aim.
Well done and congratulations to all of our students on their performance in
these recent assessments and examination.”