Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

Impressive results for our A level students

Impressive results for our A level students

 Our students have hit top marks once again as A level results were released on Thursday 16th August, with 87.2% achieving grades A*-B.

With the introduction of linear A levels over the past two years, and an increasing level of difficulty, this year’s results remain impressive and are consistent with previous years in continuing to significantly exceed national averages.

A total of 43 students achieved all A* or A grades (including D1/D2 in History Pre-U), with 12 students achieving a full set of A*s.

Overall, the 161 candidates achieved very high results:

- 25.1% of all grades were at the top A*
- 62.1% were at either A* or A
- 87.2% were at either A*, A or B
- 13 students achieved all A*
- 45 students achieved all A* or A grades

Headmaster John Fern commented:

“I am delighted for the students who have achieved such good results this summer. There has been much speculation again this year about the impact of the more challenging content of courses and the effect of linear A levels on results. 

"It is therefore very rewarding for everyone concerned that such good results have once again been achieved. I congratulate all of the students on their hard work and wish them well as they head off to an impressive array of courses and top universities.”

One student to achieve all A* results was Isobel Howe. She said:

“I’m really pleased with my results. I got A*s in Chemistry, Maths and Physics. My place at York University has been confirmed and I’m off to study Natural Sciences.”

A high number of students have already achieved their first or second choice at university, with more expected to be confirmed as universities confirm their places.