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Richmond Park Academy announces A-level improvement for the second year running

Categories: East Sheen,East Sheen News,News

The hard work and determination of Richmond Park Academy students were rewarded when the 2017/18 A-level results were published today. Students across the sixth form achieved a 96% pass rate; an increase on last year with 47% achieving A* – B, a 4% increase on the 2016/17 results. 

Reviewing the results, Principal Paul Mundy-Castle said, “I am extremely proud of the continuing upward trajectory of our A-level results, especially when these results are based on more challenging A level examinations. Our 6th form is growing on a year by year basis which is a testament to the level of attention that our teachers pay to each and every student.”

Head of 6th form, Mary-Jane Blease added, “This is great news for our talented 6 formers who now leave us for higher education and an endorsement for our hard working 6th form team who identify every opportunity to get the best out of their students – many of whom have been with us at Richmond Park Academy since Year 7. Well done to everyone involved!”

A-Level Exam headlines

• 96% pass rate across all exams

• 25% of results were A*/As – 5% up on 2016/7

• 47% of results were A*Bs – 4% up on 2016/7

Student snapshots

Sophy Higgins – 2 A*s 2As 1C

Philosophy, EPQ, Psychology, History, Maths

Sophy will be studying history at King’s College, London with the ultimate aim of becoming a history teacher. She was delighted with her results saying, “Richmond Park Academy wasn’t my first choice of school in Year 7 but it has been the right school for me from the very start. The teachers have always supported and encouraged me. I don’t believe I would have got the results I have without the belief that the teachers have shown in me throughout my time here.”

Marsin Sesay – 3Bs

Psychology Philosophy and Maths

Marsin will be studying Psychology at Kent University with the ultimate aim of becoming a clinical psychologist. He said, “the teachers showed faith in me and were always encouraging; it really made a difference”





Eve Dobel – A*, A, B

Art, Philosophy, History

Eve will be studying Philosophy at Leeds University and is enthusiastic about the next stage of her educational journey after 7 years at Richmond Park Academy. “The teachers put so much effort in,” she said when asked what made the difference for her. “They came in to offer additional help whenever we needed it – before, during or after school. There is a genuinely nurturing environment here that ensures that everyone reaches their potential. The time and effort we put in are definitely worth it for the feeling you get when you do well!”

Anisa Almbajarae – 1A* 2As and 1B

EPQ, Psychology, Philosophy and English

Anisa will be studying Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the LSE with the view of becoming a teacher. “The encouragement of the teachers across my time at Richmond Park Academy has been key to my results today. Early on at RPA It took me time to realise that I had to work hard to get the results I deserved. The teachers didn’t give up on me and I couldn’t be happier with the results; it makes the stress of taking the exams worth it.” 

Author: Bori Kiss

Bori has been a member of the ESV team for a few years now. She loves long walks in Richmond Park and coffee that's not too hot to drink.