Submitted by admin.rpa on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 19:19
Despite the current widespread debate about how GCSE results were to be managed and evaluated this year – and national unease that, as a consequence, results overall would be down - RICHMOND PARK ACADEMY students have produced achievements which significantly outstrip our totals for last year.
Over all subjects, 91% of our students have gained 5 A* - C, representing an increase of 11% over last year’s figures.
For English and Maths, 61% gained 5 A* - C, an increase of l7%.
Our Maths results also show a massive increase. 73% got A* - C, up 21% on last year, with an impressive 16% gaining A or A*.
In English, the subject which was, for the nation’s schools, the biggest concern, 66% of RPA students achieved A* - C, representing an increase of 6%.
And the story doesn’t end there.
In seven key subjects (including physics, chemistry and biology) 93% got A* - C. In key national curriculum subjects, our A*/A results were significant. For example, in Biology, 32% got those top grades, in Chemistry 27%, in Physics, 27% and in ICT Additional, 29%.
Our top performing student – with 12 A*/A GCSEs to his credit – has just secured a place at St Paul’s.
Headteacher Lesley Kirby says: ‘Both students and staff have worked together as a team, combining focus, determination and aspiration to produce these great results. I am delighted that we have, today, come of age, showing to all our friends, neighbours and the local community just what we are capable of’.
Simon Danciger, Chair of Governors, reiterates those sentiments. He says ‘This huge improvement in GCSE performance is just what our local community has been demanding and I am delighted for the many families who have put their faith in our outstanding teachers and are now reaping the reward’.
David Fuller, AET’s National Director of Education, Secondary and Post-16, says: These results are excellent and are a real credit to all at Richmond Park Academy. I congratulate all the students and staff who, together, have worked so hard to secure these successes and achievements. Richmond Park Academy has made significant improvement over the last two years - well done to Lesley Kirby, the Principal, and her leadership team. I am confident that Richmond Park Academy will continue on its journey towards becoming the outstanding school the community deserves and I look forward to continuing to work closely with the Governors and the Leadership Team. (note: AET is the sponsor of Richmond Park Academy).
We are already fielding calls from parents enquiring about places at Richmond Park Academy and, as a result, we are arranging for our school office to be open next week. If you would like to talk to us, please email email@example.com or ring reception on 020 8876 8891.
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