Excellent A Level results for The Royal Hospital School

The Royal Hospital School has seen A Level and BTEC results continue to improve year on year as the school achieved an 87% A*-C pass rate despite the impact of national standardisation.

Excellent A Level results for The Royal Hospital School
Photo: The Royal Hospital School

The Royal Hospital School (RHS), in Suffolk, has seen A Level and BTEC results continue to improve year on year as the school achieved an 87% A*-C pass rate despite the impact of national standardisation.

These results, and the A*-B pass rate, are better than the average for the previous three years.

Taking into consideration Awarded Grades and potential mock adjustment, the School is hopeful that it will achieve its best performance at A*/A grade since 2011 with a 34% pass rate.

Of the 108 pupils studying A Levels and BTECs this academic year, 23 pupils have been awarded the points equivalent of three A grades or more.

Simon Lockyer, Headmaster, said: "Despite the confusion and speculation over A Level results and in the context of national standardisation, I am delighted to see the hard work and potential of this cohort reflected in most areas and this has contributed to the continued upward trend of improved results at RHS.

"For some pupils, however, there will have been frustration and anxiety over the process of awarding grades and the inability to demonstrate their ability under exam conditions.

"We recognise that there will be those who will feel a sense of injustice in the grades they have been awarded and the lack of recourse to challenge their grade.

"It is therefore our priority to help each and every one of them make the best choices so that they can move on to the next stage of their career, be that educational or otherwise."

He continued: "Of course, the most disappointing part of this situation is the time these pupils have lost in the final year of their school career.

"They have all made a remarkable contribution to school life through leadership roles, sport, music, service and participating in the many co-curricular activities on offer, despite the disruption.

"I am incredibly proud of what they have achieved, and we look forward to following their progress, in whatever path they follow."

Photo: The Royal Hospital School
Photo: The Royal Hospital School

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