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Celebrating results at Richmond upon Thames College

Thursday 17 August 2017

On Thursday 17 August, Richmond upon Thames College was pleased to report its A Level results for 2017. With 611 entries across 30 subjects these results represent achievement on a grand scale.

The overall pass rate was 94% with over 60% of students gaining A*-C grades and 14 A Level subjects achieving 100% pass rates.

Student, Delfina Witkowska, aged 18 from Leyton,achieved excellent results including an A* grade in Polish, B grade in Spanish and a B grade in Psychology A levels and an A grade in Film Studies and B grade in English AS levels. Delfina has secured a place at Norwich University of the Arts from this September where she will study for a BA degree in Film Production and Moving Image. She commented “I am really happy with my results as they have helped me get into my university of choice. The staff across the college have been really supportive, especially when I wanted to change my one of my subjects at the end of last year to follow my dream of a career in film.”

Adelaide Hill, an RuTC student from Willesden Junction, received an A grade in History A Level, a C grade in English Literature, an A grade in Sociology AS Level and a B grade in Creative Writing A Level. She commented “I feel really happy about my results, in particular my history and sociology grades. I have loved the social life at RuTC and the teachers have supported me.”

700 RuTC Students Adelaide and Delfina A Level Results Day

Student, Shahir Walid aged 18 from Feltham, received outstanding results including a B in History A Level, a B in Applied Business A Level and a C in Economics A Level. Sharir will be studying an Economics and Business degree at Brunel University from September. He stated “I am delighted with my results as they have helped me secure my place at Brunel University. The careers advisors and tutors have been a brilliant help, especially with my personal statement.”

Student Rav Chodah, aged 18 from Hounslow, will be studying a Law degree at Hertfordshire University after receiving his results in A Level Applied Business, A Level English Literature and Applied Law Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma. Rav commented “the college has been really helpful with advising me on the right universities to apply for. I am really pleased to have secured an offer at my university of choice to study law.”

Student Rory Brafman, aged 18 from Putney, says “I feel really pleased with my results. They mean I can attend university and take the next step towards my career as a commercial lawyer. Rory received a B grade in A Level History, a C grade in A Level Applied Business and a Distinction* in the Applied Law Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma.

Student Rory Walsh, who stayed up during the night to help the victims of the Grenfell Tower incident before his A Level exam, received his grades in English Language and Literature A Level, Film Studies A Level and Media Studies AS Level. His grades he received today will help him achieve his ambition of becoming a Personal Trainer.

Tjalle Rumley, an RuTC student from Ealing, received an outstanding result of three A grades in his English Language and Literature, Geography and History A Levels. He commented “I am really proud of my results and the teachers at RuTC have been the one key factor in my success.” Tjalle will be studying a BA in International Politics and History at Aberystwyth University where he was awarded a scholarship for being one of the 50 highest achievers in the Entrance Scholarship exam.

700 RuTC students on A Level Results Day 2017

The college expects around 450 students will be going on to university, including many Russell group universities - one of the biggest cohorts from any single institution in the country.

Principal, Robin Ghurbhurun, commented, “As one of the largest providers of 16-18 programmes in London our 2017 results continue to place us as one of the top performing colleges. It is a credit to students, their families and staff that consistently good standards are achieved across our A level programmes. Also, I am delighted that for the third year running our professional vocational programmes have recorded significant improvements as the college continues its journey to become a technical and professional hub for west London with a reputation for academic excellence. I wish our departing students all the very best in achieving their ambitions as they head off to university or employment. We now look forward to building successful futures for our new students enrolling with us this September.”

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