“I could not be more proud of the way our Class of 2021 have conducted themselves during what has been an incredibly disrupted Sixth Form experience. The manner in which our students have stoically and resolutely faced every challenge which the pandemic has thrown at them over this two-year period has been simply remarkable. Lockdowns, remote learning, periods of isolation have all been successfully navigated. It has been a Sixth Form experience like no other, filled with unpredictability and uncertainty; the boys’ hard work, determination and resilience have been tested to the full and they have emerged with results which are fully justified and of which they should be very proud.
The Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) have invited plenty of comment. I am, however, absolutely confident that the RGS has determined each student’s grades in scrupulous detail and followed not only the letter, but also the spirit, of the process. Multiple points of evidence across every subject, all based on rigorous examination assessments, have allowed us to provide robust, realistic results. Our students feel they have had to work hard for their grades and they are rightly delighted with their grades.
I would also like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the phenomenal professionalism, integrity and dedication of all the RGS staff who, likewise, have had to be flexible in adapting to new ways of teaching. Our staff have gone above and beyond what I could reasonably expect in terms of preparing and assessing the students to ensure a fair and transparent process: they deserve a great deal of credit.
These have been unprecedented times and I am grateful that our talented students have emerged with excellent results which have allowed them to secure places on the most competitive courses at the leading universities in the country. They can now look forward to the future with confidence.”
Comment from the Headmaster, Dr Jon Cox