Ratcliffe College is, once again, delighted with its exceptional A Level results. The College achieved a significant increase in the percentage of A and A* grades compared to last year, with 49% of all grades A or better. At the top end, 23% of all students achieved A, A, A* or better, including Charlie Nicholson who attained four A* grades and full marks in Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
Charlie has attended Ratcliffe since Year 8, achieving outstanding GCSE results, all of which were at A* and he is applying to read Mathematics at Oxford University for September 2018, following a flawless display, scoring 1200 UMS marks across all his Mathematics papers. In preparation for his application, the School is delighted that he is joining its Mathematics Department this September as a Teaching Assistant while honing his impressive skills as he sits the demanding additional examination papers required by Oxford University. As a talented musician, younger students will also benefit from Charlie’s musical flair as an accomplished brass player and from his choral skills.
Charlie said, “I’m a bit shell-shocked! I’m very proud of myself and my peers and thankful to the school for supporting us in achieving these amazing results. I’m looking forward to coming back in September and helping other students.”
The College provides for a wide range of abilities and yet attained a 99% pass rate, with 76% of all grades being A*-B, and 90% of all grades being C or better. The majority of students have secured their First Choice University.
Headmaster, Jon Reddin, commented: “These are fantastic examination results which are testament to the dedication and hard work of the students, their teachers and the College’s ethos. This reflects Ratcliffe’s national top 5% placing for value-added at A Level. We are incredibly proud of our Year 13 students who have contributed so much to the College over so many years, and we wish them all every success as they embark upon much coveted university courses or Gap Year programmes in the autumn.”
Number of students entered: 66
Percentage passed with A* to E grades: 99%
Percentage passed with A* to C grades: 90%
Percentage with A* to B grades: 76%
Percentage of grades A or better: 49%