Our Upper Sixth students have achieved an impressive set of A Level grades, despite the incredible challenges they have faced since the beginning of the pandemic.
These are the first public exam results since 2019, following the past two years when grades were determined by teachers, and this is the first time this cohort of students has sat public exams following the cancellation of their GCSE exams in 2020.
In any year, 90.2% A* to B grades would be an extraordinary set of results but this is even more so this academic year. These results seem to bear out the anticipated grade distribution set out by OFQUAL, falling between those of 2019 and 2021. In total, 518 A Level grades were achieved by 165 students, including 37.3% at A* grade and 70.7% at A* or A. 26 students achieved all A* grades, of whom half achieved four A* grades, with a further 49 achieving all A* or A grades.
Given university admissions and workplace applications are increasingly not just based on grades, the value of a broad curriculum inside and out the classroom is proving ever more important. Our Extended Project Qualification results reflect this with 64 students completing an EPQ, of which nearly 70% were graded at A* or A.
Geoffrey Stanford, Headmaster, commented:
“We are very proud of what our young people have achieved. At every level of ability, these results are a superb reflection of students’ effort, resilience and determination.
“It is particularly worth recognising the unforgiving circumstances students have endured throughout their Sixth Form years. Pastoral support for them has been at the forefront of our work at the RGS during this heavily unsettling period as we have endeavored to accommodate each individual situation and help students achieve the best they can.
“These results provide a fitting tribute to the dedicated support that has been provided by our highly committed staff”.