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Students and staff at Rochester Grammar School (RGS) are overjoyed to be collecting some brilliant GCSE results today – with well over half of all exam results graded 7 or above (equivalent to an A or above).
This means the high-performing school is on track to achieve a Progress 8 score of over 0.8 – this is provisional but would mean that on average the school is adding almost a whole grade per subject to what each student was expected to achieve when they joined RGS aged 11.
Some 88% of students also achieved the EBacc – the set of academic subjects including English, maths, two sciences, a language, and history or geography – and more than two-thirds (69%) achieved strong passes (Grade 5 or better) in all of these subjects.
Star performers include April Wells who was awarded nine 9s and two A grades in the two AS levels she took it early. Only around 800 students are expected to have achieved straight grade 9s
Other stand-out students celebrating today include:
RGS’s excellent results at GCSE follow hot on the heels of its success in this year’s A Levels and International Baccalaureate (IB), a qualification it will offer exclusively in sixth form from September 2020.
RGS is a member of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT), a family of 17 high-performing schools across the South East that prides itself on providing a high-quality education to all students.
Joanna Wadey, Acting Head of School at Rochester Grammar School, said:
“We are absolutely thrilled for our students, who have achieved another excellent set of results this year – they should be so proud. Their achievements are so impressive and we look forward to seeing them take the next step as they enter sixth form.
“A huge thank you goes to all of our incredibly passionate staff and our supportive parents, who offer our students all the support they need every day. I want to congratulate all our Year 11 students and wish all of them the very best.”