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 thiss.
60% 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.
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.
Three RIC students are en-route to Oxbridge. Felix Enslin from Sevenoaks achieved A*A*A on a one year intensive A level course and will read History and Politics at Cambridge while scientists Georgia Crean (A*AA) from Sandwich and Thanawitch Chatbipho (A*A*A*A) from Thailand will study Chemistry at Oxford.
RIC has a long tradition of specialising in helping students realise their ambitions to become doctors, dentists, pharmacists, physios and vets. Rupert Cochrane-Dyat from Sevenoaks is one of the year’s medics with his A*A*A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths winning him a place at Southampton Medical School.
“We emphasise not just getting students to pass their A levels with excellent grades but, in a very focussed way, placing them on the best possible university course to help them fulfil their aspirations” says Principal Alistair Brownlow. “We enable our students to focus on exam technique in an atmospherically relaxed but academically highly structured environment, encouraging them to believe in themselves more and grow in confidence.”
Perhaps most pleasing is the success of students who two years ago were wondering after their GCSE grades whether A levels were an option at all. Nichola Murphy, mother of James, says: “Two years ago James had very few options on GCSE results day, having achieved 4 GCSEs. Few schools would even speak to us, let alone discuss A levels. On that day, only one school gave us hope and that was RIC. Today James has achieved 3 B's at A level. Thank you to all his teachers for not only making this possible but giving him the confidence to know that he isn't stupid and can succeed. You came recommended to us by other parents and we would have no hesitation in recommending the school to anyone, whether they were in James's situation or a high flyer.” James will now study Marketing at Aston University.
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.