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RPA announces its first set of A level results

posted 18 Aug 2016, 06:10 by Michele Colt
RPA announced its first set of A Level results this morning. The overall pass rate was just under 90% with 57% achieving A-C grades. The RPA A Level cohort was a small one for this first year with 17 students entered taking a total of 77 examinations. Mathematics results were especially pleasing with 57% of entrants achieving an A grade. History also fared well with 86% achieving A-C. Of the 15 students who applied for university 13 have been offered their first choice and 2 are progressing through clearing. Of the remaining 2, one is going into the workplace and one is continuing his studies at RPA as part of a 3 year programme.

There were many success stories including Nicole Vassilis, who achieved an A in maths and A in further maths, B in chemistry and C in economics. She will be studying Maths and Statistics at the University of Surrey. She said, “I have always loved maths from a very young age and am looking forward to further challenging times ahead at university.” Fred Beatty, Head Boy in Y11, achieved B, B, C in History, Maths and Physics. He will be going to Newcastle University to read Mechanical Engineering. He is also a talented rower and will be joining the highly regarded Newcastle University Rowing team. Fred said, “Students and teachers worked really well as a team here to achieve results. We all got a lot of personal attention.” Finally, Ikram Mohamad achieved A in maths and 2 B’s in further maths and Arabic. She will be reading maths at Queen Mary’s London and has ambitions to open a bakery in Somalia! She said, “At RPA I have felt very supported. The education is very good, teachers are always accessible and the rest of the 6th form team are always there to help with any concerns”

Ms Tracey O’Brien, Senior Vice Principal was pleased with the results, “I am so pleased with our students. Nearly all those who applied for university got their chosen courses from aeronautical engineering through to fine art. We are especially proud of our maths results (maths and further maths) where over 50% of the students achieved A grades. We had a very small cohort this year and we are very proud of them.”