Students and staff are celebrating at Richard Rose Sixth Form today after they received an impressive set of A Level results.
Overall, 17% of A Level entries achieved A* or A grades and 47% achieved A* to B grades – a strong improvement on last year’s results.
There were a number of notable individual successes, including:
- Hannah Dywer who achieved an A*, A and Distinction in Photography, Art & Design and Dance and is going to the Leeds School of Art & Design;
- Sophie Ingledow who achieved an A*, two Bs in Law, English & Psychology and is going to the University of Central Lancashire;
- Daniella Graham who achieved an A*, A & B in Art & Design, Textiles and Photography and is now going to the University of Cumbria;
- Amber Robinson who achieved two As and Distinction in Biology, Art & Design and Dance and is now taking up a place at Newcastle University;
- Adam Bulman who achieved three Bs and Distinction* in Biology, Music, PE and Sports Studies and is now going to Loughborough University;
- Sophie McNicol, who achieved two As and a Distinction in Art & Design, Photography and Performing Arts. Sophie is deferring her university place until 2020.
Richard Johnson, Head of Sixth Form, said:
“I am very pleased for all our students celebrating their success today. Over the past few years, the idea of staying on for Sixth Form at Richard Rose has become more established amongst our students as their academic success as GCSE has grown. This cohort in particular has worked incredibly hard and many will now take up university places at a wide range of universities across the breadth of the country.
“Our students enjoy their time in the Sixth Form and are excellent role models for our younger pupils. Our focus, however, isn’t just on their achieving good academic grades. As importantly, we embrace Education with Character in order to develop the broader skills and interests that our students will need for successful adult lives.”
Derek Davies, United Learning’s Regional Director (North) said:
“When United Learning first became involved with the two Richard Rose academies we promised that we would improve the schools from top to bottom. Each year, the Sixth Form goes from strength to strength and it is particularly pleasing that both students at both academies are now excited by the prospect of staying on and thriving in a Sixth Form setting. This is testament to the determination of staff at the academies and their ability to develop our students to have the self-confidence to achieve and the ambition to aspire to university and beyond. I am delighted therefore, for those students and staff celebrating today.”