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”.