School sixth forms celebrate A-Level success

Release Date: 18 August 2017

Students in Richmond upon Thames school sixth forms are once again celebrating as they receive their A-Level results.


Yesterday’s results show that the 429 pupils in school sixth forms achieved A-Level results above those seen nationally. The proportion of all entries graded as an A* to C was 85%, an increase of 7% points since last year. This compares with the national average of 77%.

The proportions achieving A* to B were similarly above national averages, whilst those achieving the top grades were in line, with 27% of all entries grades A* or A.

The overall was pass rate was 99%.

Cllr Susan Chappell, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Schools, said:

“This is a fantastic set of results. This is only the third year since our secondary schools opened their sixth forms, giving parents and children greater local choices.

“Over 400 students selected their school sixth form as a preferred local option and 99% of them passed! Plus, with 85% getting A* to C – our sixth forms are already performing way above the national average. Seeing improvements since 2016 is particularly impressive given the changes to the A-Levels.

“My congratulations go to the pupils, teaching staff and governors for their achievements and the amazing work that they do.”

Notes for editors

A-Level results 2017
Name of school/group  Percentage of entries
  A*-A A*-B A*-C A*-E
   2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017
Christ's   19 18 52 46 81 77 98 99
 Grey Court 34 30 56 64 75 86 99 100
 Hampton High 40 9 53 36 77 69 96 96
Orleans Park 23 22 48 52 74 82 95 100
Richmond Park Academy 21 20 46 45 71 68 98 95
Teddington 14 23 43 54 74 85 100 100
Waldegrave 40 36 75 68 92 93 100 100
Richmond 27 27 53 58 78 85 97 99
National 26 26 53 53 78 77 98 98

 

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Reference: P384/17

Updated: 31 August 2017