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Richmond Park Academy announces a significant uplift in performance

posted 21 Aug 2015, 02:45 by Phil Broughton
GCSE Results Day at RPA
Richmond Park Academy is delighted to announce significant improvement from 2014 in the number of students who have achieved five A* - C including English and maths in their GCSE’s. RPA are in the process of resolving some queries with the examination board - including some missing results. Consequently, as an Academies Enterprise Trust academy, it will be announcing final performance statistics once those queries have been resolved. It is however delighted to announce notable successes in history, geography, psychology, religious studies, biology, chemistry, Spanish, music, textiles and hospitality and catering, all of which recorded results of 80% or higher at C and above.

There were also an unprecedented number of students who achieved at least five A*/As including:

Rose Schoolland, who will study biology, maths, further maths, chemistry and physics at A’ Level, achieved 11 A/A*’s and said “I had an amazing relationship with all of the teachers. They pushed and pushed to get more from me and I always felt encouraged to do my best”.

Sophie Heath and Ellen Teesdale achieved 9 A/A*’s apiece. Sophie will be joining the RPA sixth form to study history, English, psychology and maths. “The English extracurricular work run by Mr Potapov really helped in getting the best out of me. It wasn’t just about passing exams; it was a real education.” Ellen, who will study biology, chemistry and history at A level commended all the teachers with a special mention to Head of Humanities, Mr Cook, whose “encouragement throughout five years made a huge difference”.

Twins Mahmood and Mustafa Gabr achieved 13 A/A* between them and commented on the helpful and supportive teachers with particular reference to the “amazing” Saturday School revision programme. They now go back to Egypt to study physics, maths, further maths and chemistry.

Lesley Kirby, RPA’s Headteacher, comments, “These are results to be proud of. Students and staff should be congratulated for the tremendous work they put in to secure some outstanding outcomes. Everyone at RPA remains committed to building on this year and ensuring that all of our students reach their potential in the years to come”.