A-Level students from The Royal School achieve their first choice universities by shining in the most rigorous, facilitating subjects, seen to be of greatest value to universities and major employers. Twenty percent of A Level grades attained are at A*/A with particularly excellent results in STEM subjects. 75% of our students in mathematics attained A*- B with 41.6% attaining A*/A while 57% in biology and chemistry attained A*-B of which 43% are at A*/A in chemistry. An amazing 100% achieved A*/A in modern foreign languages. As a non-selective school, we are very proud of our students and their results.
Worth mentioning are some of our star students. Gregor Reid will be studying Neuroscience at Glasgow as a result of his three A*s in biology, chemistry and mathematics, and an A in Physics. Head Boy Karun Saini attained two A’s in mathematics and chemistry, a B in biology and an A in EPQ (the research based Extended Project Qualification). Elite swimmer Afiq Masron not only concentrated on his sporting performances and achieved a very impressive set of A Level results with an A in maths, and three B’s in biology, chemistry and physics. Deputy Head Boy Billy Tran achieved two A’s in biology and chemistry and a B in maths. He will be pursuing pharmacy at Queen’s University in Belfast.
Our top performing girls Sara Bharoochi, Katharina Topp and Hebe Liu have all received places at their first-choice universities. Sara plans to study sociology at Coventry University, Katharina will be studying international business at Glasgow Caledonian University and Hebe will be heading to Coventry University to study marketing and public relations.
In these times of high competition for the best university places, it is pleasing to note the great success that The Royal students have in securing their first-choice places. Even more impressive, however, is the fact that that their achievements are in the most rigorous academic subjects that the universities demand.
“This is excellent news, particularly at the highest end. We are extremely proud of our students, who have together with a talented and committed staff achieved excellent examination results and leave us as truly well-rounded individuals. At The Royal our focus continues to be on the development of the whole person demonstrated by the academic success of our Elite Swimmers. The Royal helps young people exceed their aspirations, preparing them to take on leadership roles and succeed in a competitive global world,” said Principal Mr Mark Heywood.
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!