A level results 2019
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RIC’s exam results regularly match or exceed those of more highly selective private schools and local grammars, despite our broad ability intake.
We believe that our small teaching groups, regular testing and structured tutorial support are responsible for this.
61% of the 409 A level entries were graded A*-B and the top A* was achieved in subjects ranging from English Literature, Sociology and History of Art to Computer Science, Further Maths and Physics. In total, 29% of grades were A or A*.
Remarkably, the results included many students who joined to retake, had gained very low grades after completing year 12 elsewhere or had been denied entry to their chosen A level courses at other schools.
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GCSE Year 11 Results 2019
RIC is a non-selective school and students have historically joined us only for very short periods of time for their GCSE study, often for a year or even less. The results include those of high achieving students who secure a row of As and A*s and those for whom passing five at Grade C level represents an enormous achievement in the light of their previous educational record. After GCSEs at RIC students are well prepared to proceed either to our own sixth form or to the selective local grammar schools.
A remarkable 26% of the grades achieved by our students in 2019 fall between 9-7 (A*-A) with 85% of all grades at 9-4 (A*-C). This is a testament to the effort exhibited by our students and the excellent teaching provided by our dedicated staff team. These achievements are all the more impressive given the fact that exams have become harder and coursework options are diminishing.
Those students coming to the College to retake their GCSEs improved their results, opening up numerous opportunities which were previously closed to them.
Stand out subjects include English language where 39% of students achieved the very top grades of 9 – 7 (A*-A). Our photographers were also hugely successful with 53% of students achieving grades 9 – 7 (A* - A).
With further success in Science and Maths, our ethos as an academic environment which also champions the creative arts is clear to see.
University destinations that are as diverse as our students
RIC students get into Oxbridge and the Russell group in impressive numbers each year but also to a broad range of universities that fit their unique personalities and interests.
Our student destinations are always diverse reflecting the individual nature of our annual student cohort. It’s not just university destinations that are celebrated. Some students have opted to go straight into the workplace, some follow apprenticeship schemes and one even joined the US Marines.