Royal Grammar School




Only last month The Sunday Times’s accolade rated the RGS as “the finest school in Northern England”, based on last year’s (2013) A level and GCSE results. In the first round of this year’s summer results, A levels, RGS students have again done themselves and their school proud, demonstrating yet again how richly deserved that Sunday Times accolade is. Highlights of this year’s results are:  

*   Almost a third (31.4%) of all entries scored the coveted top A* grade, more than three times the usual national average (2014 figure not available at the time of writing)

*   Passes at the top three grades of A*, A and B (still a commonly used measure in league-tables etc) topped 90% for the third time in six years (90.5%)

*   Passes at the top two grades (A* and A) were achieved in 68.3% of entries

*   Out of a cohort of 170 students 21 gained all A* grades of whom

    *   5 gained 4 A* and

    *   16 gained 3 A* grades

*   A further 57 students gained all A* or A grades (which means that approaching half – 78/169 - of all RGS candidates gained A or above in all their subjects).  

Headmaster Dr Bernard Trafford commented: “I’m fiercely proud of all our boys and girls who have achieved so highly. We are used to getting top results at the RGS: but in many ways one cohort’s success merely serves to put pressure on the succeeding year to match it!  

“Our students are hugely talented: but they have worked their socks off to get these fantastic grades in order to confirm places on competitive courses at top universities. The old formula, 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, has really worked for them, as it does invariably. Congratulations to them – and to all students and all schools who have done well at A level this year.”  

You can read more about our exam results in detail here.