A Level celebrations at Rishworth School

A-level results day 2015
A-level results day 2015

Rishworth School is celebrating another successful year for its A Level students.

Rishworth is particularly pleased that so many students surpassed what might have been expected from their GCSE results.

Headmaster, Alastair Gloag, said: “I am once again, very proud of the achievements of all of our students. They have worked incredibly hard to achieve the very best grades that they can individually, with a number doing so with English as their second language. They fully deserve the success that they have achieved and will be a huge asset to the university communities that they will be joining in the autumn.

“Most importantly, I would like to thank our leavers for the rich contribution that they have made to life at Rishworth, as role-models and school leaders; sportsmen and women who have represented school and region; musicians, artists, actors and as rounded and grounded wonderful people during their time here. I wish them all the best for the future.”

The A Level the pass-rate at A to E was 97 per cent and the top UCAS point-score achieved by a candidate was 655.

The top performing student achieved the equivalent of more than five A grades and another has received an unconditional place and scholarship to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to study Music

Almost 70 per cent of all entries were graded A* to C and 24 per cent of students gained 360 points or more, i.e. three A Grades at full A Level (or the equivalent), with many students gaining far in excess of this. Also 38 per cent of students gained 300 points or more, i.e. three B Grades at full A Level (or the equivalent).