Despite the significant challenges to education during this historic year, the RGS achieved another outstanding set of A Level results.
The most common grade achieved by our students was the A*, followed closely by the A grade; in total, 323 A*/A grades were secured. 75 boys achieved a clean set of A* and A grades, 16 of whom gained a perfect set of A* grades.
The Headmaster, Dr Jon Cox, commented: “My thoughts continue to go out to our talented Upper Sixth Form year group which experienced such a disrupted last few months at the RGS, deprived of so many rites of passage synonymous with the final year at school. The Class of 2020 made such a profound impact on the RGS with their customary good humour, humility and positivity; in this light, I am absolutely delighted that they have been rewarded for their perseverance and resilience, their independence and dedication, by such an impressive set of grades.”
In response to the significant media coverage of this year’s centre assessed grades, Dr Cox reflected: “The results are broadly in line with the official standardisation models and reflect the distribution of grades we would have normally expected to see based on patterns of RGS A Level results in recent years. The professionalism and integrity of my teaching staff allowed us to make robust, realistic predictions which have allowed our students to secure places on some of the most competitive courses at the leading universities in the country. Of a talented cohort, 18 students received offers from Cambridge and Oxford Universities.”
“The most common grade achieved by our students was an A* and to have achieved such a remarkable percentage of the gold-standard A* grades denotes performance at the very highest level. These have been unprecedented times and I am grateful that the students, supported by inspirational and devoted staff, have emerged with excellent results which allow them to look forward to the next stage of their education with confidence.”