Saddleworth youngsters score impressive A Level and GCSE results at Rishworth

Saddleworth youngsters have contributed to an impressive set of A Level and GCSE results for Rishworth School.

The West Yorkshire educational establishment is a popular destination for parents to send local children.

And headteacher Alistair Gloag is delighted by the publication of the double set of results, including new record pass rates.

“Rishworth School have performed extremely well in the A Level exams,” confirmed Mr Gloag.

“Students secured places at outstanding universities and courses including medicine, veterinary science and engineering, both within the UK and abroad.”

Nearly a quarter achieved A*-A results with 48 percent scoring A*-B passes.

The average UCAS point score per candidate was equivalent to BBC.

Students are taking up places at top Russell group and international universities.

“We are deeply proud of the achievements in this year’s A Level examinations, particularly as there has been so much flux and uncertainty around the changes to the qualifications.

“They have worked extremely hard and, as young people do when all around them is shifting, have remained focused on what they have needed to do.

“I know that they will move into the next phase of their lives as confident, capable and considerate individuals.“

Mr Gloag also reported a record level of pupils attaining five or more A*-C (or their new equivalent) grades, placing Rishworth – a non-selective school – a few percentage points shy of other – highly selective – schools.

“The results are about individuals achieving well against their potential; however, to have attained so well across a non-selective cohort is absolutely tremendous,” added Mr Gloag

“We are particularly pleased with the performance of our students in the newly reformed GCSE examinations, which require greater rigour and academic discipline.”

92% of pupils attained 5 or more A*-C (or 9–4) grades.

A*-C (or 9–4) grades: 86%

37% of the students gained 3 or more grades at A*-A (or 9–7).

75% of the students experienced what it is like to gain an A or A* (or 9–7).

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