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GCSE results announced

posted 25 Aug 2016, 07:26 by Michele Colt   [ updated 22 Sep 2016, 02:24 ]
RPA announced its A* - C pass mark this year with 57% of students achieving 5 or more A*- C passes. The A* - C for English and mathematics was announced at 52%. While expectations were higher this year there were a number of notable achievements. Mathematics improved to 59% with nearly 15% achieving A*/A. Triple Science also outperformed its own high targets and 2014/15 performance. Biology and Chemistry achieved 91.3% and Physics achieved 95.7%. Across all 3
subjects, nearly 25% achieved A*/A. 

Many students, encouraged by the first A Level results for the academy last week, have already enrolled for the 6th form. The 6th form team announced its highest enrolment numbers to date with many of those students recording excellent results. Mak Dedic achieved 2A*, 5 A’s, 2 B’s and 1 C  and wants to study maths, chemistry, physics and further maths at A Level at RPA. He has ambitions to go to the London School of Economics. He said, “I missed another A* by 1 point! However, I am looking forward to the next stage of my education at RPA. I want to read economics at university eventually”. Mary Beaty was delighted with her 5 A*, 2 A and 1 B. Mary wants to study maths, further maths, art, chemistry or biology and is likely to remain at RPA for her 6th form study. “I am torn between staying at RPA with teachers I know and trust or looking for a new start elsewhere.” 

Mr Paul Mundy-Castle, Principal, said, “As the new Principal of Richmond Park Academy I have reviewed this set of results with great interest. Many students and teachers have much to be proud of. The improvement in mathematics is encouraging with nearly 15% achieving an A or A*. This success was also reflected in our A Level results last week. The Triple Science success was exceptional with 25% achieving A* or A. Humanities and Design & Technology also delivered results to enthuse over. However, aspirations for RPA are much higher for consistent performance across the whole range of subjects. My Senior Leadership Team and I are committed to delivering that consistency of performance going forward“.