"With 1,559 entries across 40 subjects these results represent achievement on a grand scale. We expect that around 750 students will be going on to university, one of the biggest cohorts from any single institution in the country, including to Oxford and Cambridge, other Russell group universities and various medical schools."
The overall pass rate was 95% with 63% of students gaining A*-C grades. 12 subjects examined achieved a 100% pass rate and former students from Richmond borough secondary schools achieved 100% pass rates in 27 of their subjects.
The results for those students who came to the college with at least five GCSEs at grades A* - C with an average of B or better, were massively impressive with a pass rate of 98%, an A*-B pass rate of 56% against the national average of 52% and an A*/A pass rate of 31% which is well above the national average of 26%.
Other advanced results already confirmed include those from the International Baccalaureate Diploma, a challenging academic programme. Richmond upon Thames College is one of a handful of state colleges in the country to offer this course and this year, students achieved an outstanding 94% pass rate which is well ahead of the global pass rate of 79%.
Principal, Robin Ghurbhurun, commented, "Having recently joined the college, I am pleased with this year's A level results. However, I recognise that there is still room for improvement and our focus will be on working towards excellence in every subject and area of our curriculum. The ethos of RuTC is to widen opportunity and promote excellence throughout the organisation which is demonstrated in this commendable set of results."
He added, "I am delighted to have joined RuTC at a pivotal time in its history with an opportunity to co-create, through the strength of the REEC partnership, London's most dynamic and engaging education campus, capable of delivering outstanding learning and skills for the future, for tomorrow's workforce, for our learners."