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Congratulations to our A-Level students at The Royal School, the vast majority of whom have achieved their first-choice universities by excelling in the most rigorous, facilitating subjects, seen to be of the greatest value to universities and major employers.   Nearly half of all A Level grades attained are at the highest level with particularly excellent results in some subjects. 85% of our students in EPQ attained A*- A, while 76% in Computer Science attained A*-A and 50% at A*/A in Geography.  Pupils studying BTEC Sport performed well with 44% attaining Distinction* or Distinction grades.  We are extremely proud of our students and their outcomes in these challenging times.

Worth mentioning are some of our star students.  Bethan Law will be studying Psychology at Newcastle University as a result of her three A*’s  English, RS and psychology as well as an A* in EPQ (the research based Extended Project Qualification) that universities highly value. Taranjyot Dhinsa achieved three A*’s in business studies, geography and maths and will be pursuing accounting, financial management and economics at the University of Sheffield. Ewa Waz Ambrozewicz attained three A*’s in biology, English and psychology.  She will be studying psychology at the University of Birmingham.

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.

“We are so proud of the outstanding successes of our Y13 pupils who have shown resilience, diligence and academic flair in achieving such an excellent set of A level results.  They have thrived throughout the unavoidable disruption of the past two years as a result of the covid situation and are now ready for their next stage of education, work and life beyond the Sixth Form.  For our boarders and local day pupils, the experience has been different than they had imagined starting Year 12, but they have stoically persisted and worked with their highly committed staff to ensure they meet the expectations of their chosen destination.  We wish them well for the future and remain confident that their ‘character’ developed through the wide range of opportunities on offer beyond the taught curriculum will stand them in good stead as they progress further.” said Principal Mr Mark Heywood.

The Royal School was founded in 1850 originally as an orphanage, and is now a fully co-educational day and boarding Free School with young people from 4 to 19.