Happy faces at Reigate Grammar School as the A Level results are handed out

Two thirds of grades secured by Reigate Grammar School (RGS) students are at A* and A, and 90% of grades are at A*-B. The average grade profile is AAA and the school has record value-added progress scores.

RGS Headmaster Shaun Fenton shares in the delight of a happy pupil and her parents
RGS Headmaster Shaun Fenton shares in the delight of a happy pupil and her parents

15th August 2019 — 2019 is a Record-Breaking Year for Reigate Grammar School’s A Level students.

Two thirds of grades secured by Reigate Grammar School (RGS) students are at A* and A, and 90% of grades are at A*-B.

The average grade profile is AAA and the school has record value-added progress scores.

The Class of 2019 leaves RGS to go on to the best-ever set of UK and international university destinations, with over 95% of the students receiving Russell Group, Oxbridge or Medical School offers.

Headmaster Shaun Fenton said: “This year’s RGS students head off to top UK, US and European universities and are outstanding young people; a delight to know and future game changers in their chosen fields. These are the future employees, colleagues and leaders that any enterprise needs.

The superb, record-breaking results are testament to our talented students, dedicated teachers and supportive parents: it takes a community to produce success stories such as these.

I am particularly pleased with the hugely positive value-added progress scores which demonstrate that students studying here are likely to get better exam results than if they had studied the same course elsewhere.”

Congratulations to Andrew Huang, Joshua Rogers, Ayan Shahid, Jack Wilson-Smith, Alhumam Alkhusheh, Paul Randall, Emma Starbuck, Louis Thomas and Head Girl Ellie Kim on securing three or more A* grades.

The year group is set to pursue a wide variety of career choices, including Oxbridge, medical school, overseas study, blue-chip degree apprenticeships, a top music conservatoire, veterinary science, dentistry and midwifery. Flawless BTEC results (100% receiving the top grade; Starred Distinction) demonstrate the diversity of the school’s new curriculum.

Reigate Grammar School is committed to social mobility, raising bursary funds through its award-winning Changing Lives campaign. Full bursary students were extremely successful, with almost half of their results at A*.

2019’s Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) results are the best ever for Reigate Grammar School students. In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Mr Fenton shared his opinion that pupils with an EPQ have an “edge” on their peers when it comes to university and job applications, as it shows that they know how to “aim beyond the A grade”.

As ever, departing RGS students have achieved and learned a vast amount beyond the classroom during their time at the school, whether on the stage and the sports fields, in concert halls, as cadets, Duke of Edinburgh participants, fundraisers, in environmental projects, as charity volunteers, or MUN debaters.

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Reigate Grammar School students: the obligatory jumping for joy shot
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RGS Headmaster Shaun Fenton looks on delightedly as outgoing Head Girl Ellie Kim shares her good news with friends

About Reigate Grammar School

Reigate Grammar School is a co-educational day school with 1000 pupils. Founded in 1675, it is academically selective, with a large Sixth Form. The school also enjoys a reputation for strong pastoral care and a very wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Awarded School of the Year 2019 by the TES for our pastoral care and ISP School of the Year.

"Priorities one, two and three for this selective school are pastoral care and this – coupled with fabulous teaching, students’ almost uniquely acute awareness of their own approach to learning and a heavy dose of extra-curricular – makes for happy kids and great results." Good Schools Guide



 

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