Rugby School students 'rise to challenge' of reformed A-levels - The Rugby Observer

Rugby School students 'rise to challenge' of reformed A-levels

Andy Morris 17th Aug, 2017   0

STUDENTS at Rugby School achieved A* or A grades in 58 per cent of their A-level exams.

The school’s Mathematics and Physics departments led the way. In Mathematics, 41 per cent of students secured the Pre-U equivalent of an A*, while five students achieved a prestigious D1 – a grade above an A* – in the demanding Further Mathematics exam. In Physics, 46 per cent of students achieved a D1 or D2.

Students in Rugby’s two day houses, Town and Southfield, led the School’s results, with more than a quarter of their exams resulting in A*s and more than two thirds of their exams scoring an A* or A.

Town House boys Aiden McGuirk, Charlie Mourant and Tom Beal achieved particularly impressive results, all scoring at least three A*s.

86 out of 182 students scored 360 UCAS points or more, the equivalent of at least 3As, meaning the vast majority of leavers are heading for their chosen leading universities in the world.

Head Master Peter Green said: “These results are particularly pleasing in light of the reforms to A Level, which means that in the vast majority of subjects, the overall grade is entirely dependent on exams sat at the end of the Sixth Form – a formidable challenge that Rugby’s students have risen to.

“Their achievements will serve as passports to their next stage, but more importantly, the skills and attributes they have acquired at Rugby means they are well equipped to thrive at university and beyond.”


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