Rugby School A-Level results smash national average - The Rugby Observer

Rugby School A-Level results smash national average

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

RUGBY School achieved three times the national average of top A* grades in their A-Level results.

More than one in five grades awarded was an A*, as the school again scored a 99.3 per cent pass rate.

86 per cent of grades were at A*-B, an improvement of almost three per cent on last year’s results. Nearly 60 per cent of all grades were A* or A.

Maths and English Literature results excelled, with 52 per cent of candidates achieving an A* in English Literature and 64% of candidates in the challenging Pre-U Mathematics exam achieving the A* equivalent of D1 or D2.




More than a third of students – 66 out of 170 – gained three or more A grades. 11 pupils achieved the equivalent of three or more A*s.

Leading pupils in STEM subjects included Alasdair Grant who secured D1s in Physics and Mathematics, and D2s in Further Mathematics and Design and Technology.


Arnold Foundation pupil Imogen Astley-Jones received A*s in Biology and Physics and an A in Chemistry, while Rebecca Capewell-Salisbury, a pupil at Rugby since the age of 11, secured the equivalent of three A*s and an A in Chemistry, Design and Technology, Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

Malavika Puri, who joined Rugby from Mumbai for the Sixth Form, achieved D1s in Chemistry and Mathematics, a D2 in Further Mathematics, and an A in Physics.

Leading performers in languages, humanities and the arts included Alice Zhao from Cawston and Isobel Pagendam from Stanford on Avon, who both achieved the equivalent of three A*s and an A. Head of School Geraint Owen capped his five years at Rugby with A*s in English and Music, a D1 in Mathematics and a D3 in Further Mathematics. He also found the time to write two musicals, both of which were performed during his time at Rugby.

Head teacher Peter Green said: “These are a very good set of results, which represent a pleasing improvement on last year’s strong results.

“They are testament to the dedication and hard work of the Rugby School pupils and staff and I congratulate all of our pupils on their achievements.”

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