Rugby High scales new heights with A-Level results - The Rugby Observer

Rugby High scales new heights with A-Level results

Rugby Editorial 13th Aug, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

STUDENTS are celebrating as Rugby High School announced its best A-Level results yet.

A new school record was set for the number of entries awarded the top grade of A* – 15.4 per cent, an increase of 5 per cent on the previous year.

Year 13 achieved an average points score per student of 392.9 UCAS points – equivalent to more than three A grades each.

Top performing student Jenny Wilkins achieved A* grades in all four of her A levels and has been accepted at Cambridge to study Medicine.

She and Atreyi Chakrabaty, who is going to read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, have each received an award of £3,000 a year each towards the costs of their studies from examination board OCR – two of just ten such awards made nationwide each year.

Head girl Anna Bates overcame the serious injuries she sustained in a car crash last summer to achieve three A* grades and an A, and has a place to read Economics at Cambridge.

Headteacher Charlotte Marten said: “Our school motto ‘Ascensiones in corde suo disposuit’ invites our students to be ambitious, not just in terms for what they can achieve for themselves, but in terms of what they can do for others.

“I’m delighted that our students have done so well and that so many of them have realised their dream of winning a place on a highly competitive course at a prestigious university.

“Success like this stems from an enthusiasm for learning, outstanding teaching and a gritty determination to overcome obstacles when things don’t go to plan. Well done, Year 13. Rugby High School is very proud of you!’

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