A level results
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Even in a normal year, 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.
In 2021 55% of the A level entries were graded A*/A with 80% graded A*-B. The top A* was achieved in subjects ranging from English Literature, Sociology and History of Art to 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.
RIC is ranked in the top 2% in England for progress at A level.
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GCSE Year 11 Results 2021
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 38% of the grades achieved by our students in 2021 fall between 9-7 (A*-A) with 94% 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.
Those students coming to the College to retake their GCSEs improved their results, opening up numerous opportunities which were previously closed to them.
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. One of our students in 2021 turned down an offer from Cambridge University for Veterinary Science as she preferred the structure of the course at London's Royal Veterinary College! One of our highest performing one year students who achieved 3 A*s in one year from scratch in Geography, Mathematics and Chemistry and is following his interests in climate change and sustainability by opting for a BSc in Environmental Science at UEA. 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 recently joined the US Marines!
Firmed conditional offers in 2021 include: Vet Science at RVC, Film Studies at KCL, Economics at UCL, Computer Science at Durham, Medicine at Aberdeen, Dentistry at Bristol, Pharmacy at UCL, Philosophy at UCL, Dentistry at Newcastle, Classics at Glasgow, Astrophysics at Edinburgh, Geology at Southampton, Marketing and Management at Loughborough, Software Engineering at Edinburgh, Biology at Bath, Medicine at Cork, Politics at Manchester, Law at York, Electronic Music at Goldsmiths, Photography at Camberwell, Motorsport Technology at Oxford Brookes, Combined Honours at Exeter, Computer Science and Games Design at Newcastle, Photography at Kingston and Graphical Communication at Leeds.