Our largest ever A-Level cohort of 187 students has surpassed the results from comparable pre-pandemic years despite Ofqual returning 2023 grades boundaries to align with 2019 results.
This year’s RGS Sixth Formers (comprising 51% boys, 49% girls) have achieved 88.8% of grades at A*-B, 69.6% at A*- A, and 32.3% of grades at A*.
Despite the turbulent few years this generation of students have faced, including missing out on sitting formal GCSE examinations, collectively students have shown strength across the 29 different A-Level options available at the school.
22 students achieved all A* grades with 98 achieving all A* or A grades. In particular, Extended Project Qualification results further reflect the value the school provides beyond the main curriculum, with 68 students completing an EPQ, of which 72.1% were graded at A* or A.
Geoffrey Stanford, Headmaster at RGS Newcastle, commented:
“Students at all levels of ability have shown impressive determination and this has led to their high level of performance. These results are also testament to the commitment of our teaching body who go out of their way to nurture each individual.
“Our staff are here to support students in all aspects of their lives and it is clear the combination of our holistic approach to education, pastoral support and co-curricular offer pay dividends in allowing students to maintain positive personal wellbeing and build a range of skills outside the classroom. This only enhances their academic capability in the exam hall.
“While our 29 A-Level academic subject options are obviously a focus, we spend just as much time talking about character, as we do curriculum in school. Resilience, judgement, courage, kindness and integrity are just as central to RGS vernacular as exams, results and performance.
“Most importantly, at RGS, exam results are the consequence rather than the purpose of a good education and this has prepared our young people to flourish beyond the Eskdale Terrace gates, whatever their future career path.”
Click here to see full subject breakdown of 2022/23 results.