Richmond Park Academy proud of its GCSE students’ successes, particularly in the single sciences, art, history and religious studies.
This year has been a challenging year for students faced with reforms to the GCSEs, but Richmond Park Academy is proud of the 72% that achieved A* - C in English and the 62% of its students who achieved the same in maths.
100% of students achieved A* - C in chemistry and physics. Of these subjects, a third of those who took chemistry, and nearly half of students who did physics, achieved an A*/A grade. RPA’s art, history and religious studies results were also very impressive with 84%, 79% and 93% achieving an A* - C respectively. One student’s history marks are so high that we believe he will be in the top 2% nationally.
Lesley Kirby, RPA’s Headteacher, comments: “At Richmond Park Academy we have the highest expectations of all our students. This year has been a challenging one for staff and students both, due to the significant changes from central government to the exam system and grading, making a like-for-like comparison difficult to validate. Headteachers were warned twice in the preceding months to expect ‘volatile’ results. I am therefore thrilled for the students who have achieved what they needed in order to further their studies. Many have decided to pursue their post-16 academic careers at our sixth form that opens next month.
I would also like to praise and thank the staff, who, as ever, have proved themselves to be amongst the most talented and committed professionals I have worked with.”
The rapidly expanding secondary school is particularly proud of its high achievers, with over 10% of its students achieving five or more A*/A GCSEs. Six of the top performing students achieved an outstanding eight - ten A*/A grades. In addition, an impressive 22% of students gained A* - C grades in ten or more GCSEs.
RPA’s Head Boy, Fred, who achieved ten A*/A grades, comments as he first sees his results: “I’m just so relieved, it has been a long wait. I am so pleased with how well I have done. The teachers at this school have been amazing and I am looking forward to staying on at Richmond Park Academy’s 6th Form. I am planning to do maths, physics, biology and Spanish A-Levels.”
George, another successful student who achieved nine A*/A grades, adds: “I thought it was fantastic how willing all the teachers were to give up their own time to help us improve and learn.”
With 71% of RPA’s Year 10s (those set to sit their GCSE exams in summer 2015) already achieving A* - C in English and 63% in maths, and with 23% of these students already gaining an A*/A grade in English and 21% in maths, we are expecting to see outstanding results next year.
RPA’s Open Evening will be held on Wednesday 1 October from 6.00 - 8.00pm and all are welcome to come and see the school’s completed £10 million building redevelopment, which offers outstanding facilities and resources across all subjects.