Over all subjects, 93% of our students have gained five A* - C; a 5% increase on 2012 and when English and maths are included, 64% gained five A* - C, which represents a 3% increase. We are more than delighted especially as, nationally, results have gone down slightly.
We were particularly pleased with the increase in our English results which rose from 66% last year to 76% this year. Maths continued with the success it recorded last year with 74% of students gaining C or above, a slight rise on last year.
In physics, biology, chemistry, music and dance, 100% of students got A*- C. Four top performing students - Adam, Faye, Valentina and Tristan - scored nine A*/A grades. Special mention should be made of Chinese student Yi, who arrived in September 2012 with virtually no spoken English and, through hard work from her and her teachers, managed to secure for herself nine GCSEs at C and above, including a B in English and four A/A*s!
Headteacher Lesley Kirby says: ‘Once again, staff and students have worked extremely hard to realise further improvement on last year’s very marked increases in good GCSE passes. The class of 2013, their parents and the Leadership Team appreciate the enormous efforts and skills of the RPA teaching staff who have enabled the students to acquit themselves so well. I am thrilled for every child who has met or exceeded the target grades expected of them. I wish them every success for the next stage of their education”