Royal GCSE students achieve strong performances in the even more challenging, new national measures across a broad and challenging range of subjects. Five A*-C/9-4 grades, including English and Maths, are up on last year’s outcomes and now stand at 76%. The Progress 8 measure shows that Royal students on average achieve better grades compared to national with a positive figure achieved.
A stunning 24% of students attained five A*-A/9-7 grades with the highest performances in Modern Foreign Languages, art, chemistry and history. The on-going emphasis on STEM and the more challenging facilitating subjects, which are favoured by top universities, is reflected in 65% of pupils achieving A*/A in Chemistry, 47% in biology and 44% in Physics, and the many stellar performances in a range of modern languages, as well as a further upward trend in mathematics. Twenty percent of pupils achieved 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 Jacob Hockridge with three 8 grades, five A*s and one A grade; Safa Mahboob achieved a stunning 9 grade in English literature, one 8, one 6, three A*s and three A grades; Rajan Kandola achieved two 8 grades, one 7, four A*s and two A grades A*s and Petra Clark gained one 7, two 6 grades, three A*s and four A grades. Petra achieved the school’s highest individual progress 8 score showing how the support provided from House Parents in The Royal’s Boarding environment has enabled her to achieve excellent results preparing her for 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 the outcomes for all pupils. Equally important for the pupils is their wider personal development promoted through our enrichment programme which offers 70 activities beyond the classroom each week. This all prepares the students for the next stages in their academic careers and we wish them all well in their Sixth Form experience.
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!