GCE Results Day (August 18th 2016) was another proud and celebratory day at Rosebery, as our departing Year 13 students gained excellent A Level results and secured places at top universities across the UK.
A* – A 27%
A* – B 60%
A* – C 86%
A* – E 100%
We are particularly proud to report that Sofia Elger, Juliet Martin, Katherine Shepherd and Megan Elphick all gained prestigious Oxbridge places this year. An impressive 15 students gained ‘straight’ A*/A grades in all their subjects, in a year where A Level examinations became notably more rigorous.
Despite the challenges of A Level reform, 100% of Rosebery Sixth students intending to go on to Higher Education gained places this year – a figure that we are delighted about. A fantastic 77% of UCAS applicants gained their first choices (Firm Offers). 12% accepted their second choice universities (Insurance Offers), with the remaining applicants either using the excellent UCAS Clearing or Adjustment systems. 35% of the applicant cohort have gone on to Russell Group universities in 2016.
The university pathway is not for everyone, and I am pleased to report that, whilst 89% of Yr13 accepted places in Higher Education, 7% of the students begin Higher Apprenticeships this year, with the remainder going directly into employment or taking a gap year. As ever, the results and destinations listed above reflect brilliantly on the commitment and hard work of our students, our inspirational teachers and the huge efforts made by all members of staff to help identify and support those individuals who elsewhere might have fallen by the wayside.
We judge our success at Rosebery Sixth not just by how we help the most able, but by how we lift up and enthuse those for whom academic work is more demanding. This departing Yr13 cohort have given so much to the school and local communities over the last two years at Rosebery Sixth. Huge amounts of time have been dedicated to leadership, sport, music, drama, outdoor activities and, above all, to supporting our junior students, fundraising for charity and setting themselves as positive role models. That our students managed to do all that and still achieve such great results is quite marvellous!
I would like to thank all parents and carers for all that you have done to encourage and support your daughters and Rosebery School through the last two years.