16th August 2018 — With the introduction of linear A levels over the past two years, and an increasing level of difficulty, this year’s results for RGS students 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, all 161 candidates had 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
12 students achieved all A*
43 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 of the students achieving all A* was Isobel Howe, who 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.