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Fantastic A Level and GCSE Results

Golden Girls

Rugby High School students are today celebrating another fantastic series of A level results. Students’ results will enable them to take up university places including at Newcastle to study Marine Technology and Marine Engineering, Aston to study Optometry and University College London to study Neuroscience. Increasingly students are considering alternatives to university so two students will be embarking on apprenticeships with the BBC and with Deloitte whilst one adventurous soul will be continuing in her bid to represent Great Britain in downhill skiing.

41.2% of all entries were awarded the top A*- A grades. 74.1% of entries were awarded A*- B and 93.1% of all entries A*-C. The overall pass rate was 99.8%.

Top performing students Include Simran Johal who will be studying medicine at Clare College Cambridge and Steffi Hodgetts who will be reading Law at Oriel College, Oxford. Four students gained 3 passes at A* and 46% of the year group achieved ABB or better: premium grades which will give them access to a huge range of university course and apprenticeships.

Headteacher, Charlotte Marten said, “I am really delighted for our students and proud of their commitment. Looking through the huge range of universities, courses and apprenticeships that they will be embarking on in the next few months, one really gets the sense that for girls at Rugby High, there is no such word as can’t. Our students have broad horizons. They are not constrained by any stereotypical notions about their careers. They are young women who have the confidence to choose their own path.  Like our Olympic medallists they know that hard work and commitment are the keys to success. It is so exciting watching them take the next steps on their varying educational journeys. Well done, to the Class of 2016.” 

Photograph Courtesy of the Rugby Advertiser

Hats off to the Class of 2016!

Year 11 students at Rugby High School are celebrating another year of record breaking results. 80% of all entries were awarded the top grades of A*- A, a 6% increase on 2015. 5 students obtained 10 A*s. 99% of students obtained at least 5A*- C passes including English and Mathematics.

This year the government’s focus has switched from raw results to looking at progress as a measure of how well a school is providing for its students. More than 90% of students made better than expected progress in English. 84% of students made better than expected progress in Maths.

 “I am so pleased that students’ hard work has been rewarded with these excellent outcomes. Our students enjoy academic study. They also enjoy a lot of other enriching activities and that is part of the reason for their success.

Pursuing hobbies and interests that don’t have a GCSE grade attached to them helps students to lead a healthy and balanced life. This is really important. Some Year 11 students chose to take their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award. Others danced, played a musical instrument, appeared in the school’s production of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, represented the county, and in one case the country, in their chosen sport.  Hats Off to the Class of 2016"

  Charlotte Marten, Head Teacher