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GCSE results show "stunning" 17% improvement

posted 24 Aug 2017, 05:48 by Michele Colt   [ updated 15 Sep 2017, 04:17 ]
Richmond Park Academy announces a stunning 17% year on year increase in its A*C including English and maths results with 70% of students clearing that benchmark. 

There were strong performances across all subjects with biology and chemistry reporting 100% pass marks with physics just behind on 96.2%. History achieved a pass rate of 80% with 30% achieving an A*/A. PE and drama returned dramatic increases in results against last year with 69% and 65.5% respectively. 

Reviewing the results, Principal Paul Mundy-Castle said, “This is a hugely encouraging turnaround for our students all within the context of the biggest change in examinations in a generation. Our students should feel very proud of themselves as should the staff at Richmond Park Academy who have worked tirelessly this year to ensure that every opportunity to improve was available. We have a very robust approach to improvement in our school and I am delighted we have cleared this first examination test with confidence.”
GCSE Exam headlines
The RPA cohort this year was 108. That group achieved:
70% pass rate across all exams
Eight level 9s across English and maths
40 A*s 
101 As
21% of the students achieved 7+ in English
17.3% of the students achieved 7+ in mathematics

Student snapshots
Jay Ayliffe – three 9s, 5 A*s, 2 As
Jay was delighted with his results and will be taking them with him to the next stage of his education studying for the International baccalauréat “I have always felt supported and encouraged at Richmond Park Academy. The teachers were always willing to offer as much help as possible; I found the extra classes really helpful. I was also always encouraged to take on leadership opportunities like the student council and Deputy Head Boy. They definitely helped my confidence"

Ella Hahlo – 1 A*, 6As, two 6s and one 7
Ella Hahlo has contributed to the fabric of RPA with her academic and musical skills and summed up her time at Richmond Park Academy by saying, “It has been a huge learning curve at Richmond Park Academy. We have lived through a lot of change here but that change has always been well supported by the teachers. It has been good fun and I have made lots of friends – as well as getting results that I am proud of.”

Taliesin and Samuel Cosentino-Hunter
 – total of 4 A*s, 6 As, one 9, three 8s, two 7s, 2 Bs, 1C
Music loving twins Taliesin and Samuel can be very pleased with their haul of excellent GCSE results. The two boys, who will be studying music, maths and creative media in 6th form said, “We will have a strong connection to all of the teachers at Richmond Park Academy for the rest of our lives. They have always been devoted to getting the very best for us and have been supportive throughout our time here.”