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Results day at Richmond College

Wednesday 22 August 2012

A level results at Richmond upon Thames College were a cause for great celebration for both students and staff. Principal David Ansell was understandably pleased with the results praising both the hard work and talent of the students and the commitment and expertise of the staff.

 "With 2,454 entries across some 59 subjects these results represent achievement on a grand scale. We expect once again that in excess of 1100 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 97% with 40% of students gaining the top A*, A and B grades. 29 subjects examined achieved a 100% pass rate across the Arts, Media, Humanities, Languages, Sciences, Mathematics and Social Sciences. Former pupils of borough secondary schools achieved 100% pass rates in 42 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 99.2% and an A*-B rate of 66%, with an A* pass rate of over 10% which is above the national average.

Local students were amongst those who swept the board in gaining A*/A grades in three or four subjects. Of those who had previously attended Richmond borough schools – Christ's, Grey Court, Hampton Academy, Orleans Park, Richmond Park Academy, Teddington, Twickenham Academy and Waldegrave - 16 students gained three or more A*/A grades in their chosen subjects and over 50% of borough students achieved A*-B grades.

Other advanced results already confirmed include those from the International Baccalaureate Diploma, a programme unique in this area to Richmond upon Thames College. Here, college students achieved over 87% pass rate which is well ahead of the global pass rate of 78%.

Chair of Governors, Cathy Bird, was also delighted with the results, adding, "The College aims to widen opportunity and at the same time to promote excellence. This commendable set of results demonstrates that both the community of Richmond and the wider area are well served by this outstanding tertiary college."

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