GCSE students at The Royal School have once again achieved excellent results across a broad and challenging range of subjects with Royal performance in the important national measure of five A*-C grades, including English and Maths, up again on last year’s outcomes by a healthy 30%.
The new Progress 8 measure shows that Royal students on average achieve one-third of a GCSE grade higher than expected.
24% of students attained five A*/A with the highest performances in MFL and sciences. The on-going emphasis on STEM and the more challenging facilitating subjects, which are favoured by top universities, is reflected in 50% of pupils achieving A*/A in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and the many stellar performances in a range of modern languages, as well as a further upward trend in mathematics. There was a 100% success rate for all pupils who opted for the English Baccalaureate, reinforcing The Royal School’s excellent performance across these key areas and the focus on the development of the whole person in a broad range of subjects keeping doors open for applying to Russell Group and other universities in the future.
The majority of students will be staying on at The Royal to continue their A-Level studies in September. Some student highlights include Amaan Yasin with nine A* grades, Manraj Takhar with six A*s and three As; Chloe Edwards achieved three A*s, three As, and three Bs and Shivaas Nahar gained eight As and one B. While elite athlete and Team GB Junior gymnast Joshua Nathan achieved five As, one B and one C. With his extreme training programme and the support provided from House Parents in The Royal’s Boarding environment, he was able to achieve excellent results preparing him for his A Level studies at The Royal. The School is proud of all its students.
This success follows on from last year and continues the upward trend the School has seen over the last few years. The Royal prides itself on its students’ progress as well as attainment, as demonstrated through its’ positive Progress 8 figure. Attainment 8 is also extremely positive. These results attest to the fact that The Royal School continues to go from strength to strength.
The final week of term will be a celebration of well-being through a host of character development activities. The week begins with the senior school sports day on Tuesday, 9 July.
On Wednesday, 10 and Thursday, 11 July, students will take part in a variety of house competitions and activities that will give them an opportunity to enhance a variety of skills such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving, creativeness and resilience through enterprise, drama and STEM activities to name but a few. During these days, students will also be off site taking part in a number of different activities that encompass our school values such as supporting community projects in the surrounding area and taking to the outdoors for some outdoor and adventurous activities. The school year is brought to a close on Friday, 12 July, with our final house competition. Students will need to use all their skills they have been developing throughout the year and during the week for this end of year extravaganza. We can’t tell you too much about the day as it will spoil the surprise!