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GCSE and Sixth Form Results


Given the uneven impact of the pandemic on 2021/22 school and college performance data the DfE recommends to not make direct comparisons with data from previous years or between schools or colleges.

Key Stage 4 Results: 2022

GCSE Results 2021-22
% 9-5 in English and Maths 53%
% 9-4 in English and Maths 71.4%
Progress 8 Score -0.22%
Attainment 8 Score 49.3%
% Entered EBACC 20%

Percentage of Year 11 students staying on in education or employment after key stage 4:

In education or employment 162 99.4%
NEET 1 0.6%
In education or employment 165 100%
NEET 0 0%

Sixth Form Results: 2022

Sixth Form  Results 2021-22
A Level  
% Students included in best 3 A Levels 47.5%
% Students achieving AAB or higher 6.9%
Average result in school C-
Average result across England C+
A Level Average Point Score 28.38
Sixth Form  Results 2021-22
Applied General  
Applied General Average Point Score 32.00
Applied General average grade Dist-
Applied General Value Added -0.09


Destination 2020/2021 2019/2020
University 77.1% 84.9%


Employment 1.4% 4.3%
Further Education 2.9% 0%
Gap Year 0% 4.3%
NEET 0% 0%

To identify how Altrincham College compares to other schools both locally and nationwide, you can visit the DfE School Performance Tables Website.

GCSE Results Day 2022

Students and staff are celebrating today after receiving an excellent set of GCSE results.  This year, the number of students achieving the top grades has increased significantly compared to 2019, with a total of 330 grades at 7-9 across all subjects.  16% of students achieved a grade 7 or above in English and Maths, which is a 10.4% increase compared to 2019.  53% of students achieved grades 9-5 in English and Maths, and 71% achieved grades 9-4 in English and Maths, which yet again has surpassed previous national averages.

Headteacher Kim Earle praised the success of this year’s GCSE students, commenting, “We are delighted with our Key Stage 4 results. In spite of all that they have been through over the past 3 years, our students’ resilience and determination to succeed has paid off.  They have worked extremely hard to get these results.”

Ms Earle also extended her praise to staff at Altrincham College, who have ensured students reached their potential through quality teaching, which is reflected in today's results.

Congratulations to all those staying on to our Sixth Form as we welcome the ever-increasing number who will be joining us, such as student Holly who achieved seven grade 9s and two grade 8s, and will study A Levels in Biology, Business and Psychology.  Similarly, high-achieving student Nils, who attained five GCSEs at the highest grade 9, is continuing his education at Altrincham College Sixth Form to study A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Geography.  When student Daniel realised he had achieved a fantastic seven GCSEs at grades 7-9, he said, “I am very happy. I have worked very hard for this, and it has paid off!”  Daniel has chosen to study A Levels in Biology, Maths and Geography.

Further  success stories include student Adam, who achieved six grade 9s and three grade 8s.  He said, “I smashed it! I am feeling very happy!” Student Jago who scored four grade 9s and three grade 8s said modestly, “I didn’t do too badly…I achieved everything I wanted to and more!”  There were smiles all round from student Alfie who achieved seven grade 9s and two grade 8s.  She said, “I am so happy that I have made everyone proud.”

Ms Earle would especially like to congratulate the following students who have made excellent progress since joining us in Year 7 to Key Stage 4, including: Leah MR, Irene Y, Ben B, Daniel C, Callum B, Jago S, Dylan C, Alfie Wilkinson, Poppy G, Adam B, Evelyn B and Holly S.

A Level Results Day 2022

Congratulations to our Year 13 students who received their A Level and vocational results today.  This cohort of students has shown incredible resilience during a disruptive two years of their education due to the covid pandemic.  They faced their first public exams with confidence and maturity, and we are extremely proud of them as they look forward to an exciting future ahead.

Headteacher Kim Earle said, “All our young people have worked incredibly hard for the last two years.  Many have overcome personal difficulties but have achieved so much to be proud of.  A huge ‘well done’ to all of them and a big ‘thank you’ to all our dedicated staff who have supported them.”

Katy Brennan, Head of Sixth Form, added, “There were many happy faces at this year’s results day, making it yet another positive, rewarding and memorable experience. There have been some outstanding grades achieved by this cohort, and these have been thoroughly deserved. Altrincham College Sixth Form Class of 2022: it has been an absolute pleasure!”

There was much reason to celebrate, with the majority of students being accepted by their first-choice universities. 

Student Mia who achieved A*A Distinction Star and is heading to Loughborough – a top 10 university - to study Sociology, said, “the teachers and support at Altrincham College really helped me enjoy my A Level experience and the capability to achieve the grades needed for my next venture.”  Isabella, who has accepted an offer to study Psychology at the University of Leeds added, I am so happy to have got the results I wanted.  The hard work finally paid off and I am over the moon!” 

Other success stories include Kieran who achieved A*AB and is looking forward to studying Business Management at the University of Sheffield. He said, “I am really happy with my results, which are better than I expected, and I am excited to see what the future has in store.”  Science student Joanna achieved AAA at A Level, and she can’t wait to study Biomedical Sciences at Sheffield Hallam.  She added, “the support from the teachers has been amazing…A Levels are hard work, but it was all worth it in the end.”  Another science student, David, said "Today was a nerve-wracking day for many of us.  I am very thankful to the teachers at this school, and feel very proud of the results I received today."  David has accepted a place at the University of Manchester to study Physics. 

Fashion students Maisie and Gemma who are studying Fashion Design at Salford, and Textile Design at Nottingham Trent, were also full of praise for their teachers.  Gemma said, “Mrs Woods and Mrs Wagstaff were such amazing teachers and pushed me to believe in myself.”  Maisie agreed, “The past two years have been challenging; finding my feet with work, school and still keeping a social life, but I’ve managed to get here! I couldn’t have achieved this without the support from the staff.”

Congratulations also to students who are taking alternative paths, such as Kaitlyn who achieved grades A*A Distinction Star and has accepted a degree apprenticeship with the BBC in journalism, and Ria, who is joining Jacob Engineering for a degree apprenticeship in project management.  Student George is taking a gap year to volunteer as a special constable and will be working with our own Mrs Whitworth!  Following this he plans to apply to be a police officer with Greater Manchester Police.