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Richmond Park Academy announces a 7% year on year uplift in A Level results

posted 17 Aug 2017, 05:26 by Michele Colt
The hard work and determination of Richmond Park Academy students
was rewarded when the 2016/17 A level results were published today. Students across the sixth form achieved a 95% pass rate with 43% achieving A* - B, a 7% increase on the 2015/16 results. 

Reviewing the results, Principal Paul Mundy-Castle said, “I am very proud of our 6th form students and hugely encouraged by the significant improvement in results. Not only have our A’ Level students excelled themselves, our year 12 students have also signposted their A’ Level intentions with encouraging AS results. This bodes well for RPA’s 6th form and its hard working students and teaching staff.”

A’ Level Exam headlines
95% pass rate across all exams
14% of results were A*s
20% of results were A*/As
43% of results were A*Bs

Student snapshots
Charlotte Hall – 4 A*s
German, creative writing, English & art
Charlotte returned from teaching English in Ghana to pick up her results and was delighted she had. She achieved a perfect score of 4 A*s and will now read Comparative Literature at UCL. Charlotte joined us for the sixth form after an education in the German system and said, “I am delighted with my results! Everybody was very welcoming when I arrived at RPA in Year 12. It has been a real adventure with great support from all teachers, especially Mr Potapov who did everything that he could to get the best for his students.”

Sophie Heath – 3 A*s and 1 A
Creative writing, English, history & psychology (A),
Sophie was overwhelmed with her results which have opened up a number of new opportunities. She will be re-applying based on her fantastic grades with the view of studying English at university in 2018. In the meantime, reading and travelling will be at the top of her “to do” list. When asked to sum up her time at RPA Sophie said, “I can’t quite believe that I am leaving RPA – but what a highlight to end on! The teachers have been the biggest difference. They did everything they could to make sure we got the results we deserved.”

Jack Michaelson – BBC
History, geography, biology
Jack has made dramatic progress since his GCSEs which has resulted in his very strong A Level results. RPA backed his potential in the 6th form and Jack delivered during his exams. He will now be studying geography at degree level. Reviewing his time at RPA, Jack said, “I re-evaluated what I wanted when I took my GCSEs and knew that I needed to step up if I wanted to be successful. I had a lot of fun at RPA; it has helped to make me the person I am today. I am happy with my results and really looking forward to the university experience.”

Patrycja Cygan - CC
Patrycja was one of our most overjoyed students! She is a talented film maker and has spend much of the last year managing her film projects on top of her exams. As she explained, "It was a stressful time and I very nearly dropped out of my studies. However, Ms O'Brien persuaded me to stay and I am so glad that she did!" Patrycja can now follow her dream which is Digital Film Production at Greenwich University. When asked whether there was a particular highlight she said, "Ms Blease's  - mock photography 6th form video  - then the British Film Institute project (introduced by Mr Potapov) and work experience at Garden Production (introduced by Ms O'Brien) There was help across the school at every turn. I couldn't be more grateful."

This is great news for our talented 6 formers who now leave us for further education, and an endorsement for our hard working 6th form team who identify every opportunity to get the best out of their students! Well done to everyone involved!