Examinations

A Level & GCSE Results

2018-19

Foreward

We have been very pleased with both the A Level and GCSE Exam results this summer. There were many delighted students on both results days, who should be very proud of their achievement. Whether they are progressing into the Sixth Form at Ricky or elsewhere, or onto University, employment, or apprenticeship, we wish them all the very best for the next stage in their education, careers and lives in general.

At A level, we saw an increase in the higher grades A*-B achieved by our students, especially at A*, which is against the National trend. %A* increased to 10.6 (2018, 4.9) and %A*-A to 25.3 (20.4). We are now above or in line with National figures and whilst we are a partially selective school in Years 7-11, at Sixth Form our entry requirements are typical of most across the country. The rise in top grades enabled three students to secure places at Oxbridge, and virtually all students applying to University secured either their first/reserve choice destination or an alternative through Clearing. Our Sixth Form continues to have an enviable reputation both locally and nationally for outstanding provision and whilst academic success is very important, our ethos is to develop all students into well-rounded and confident individuals and leaders, with the potential to ‘make a difference’ when they leave us for pastures new.

At GCSE, standards remain strong and well above both National and Hertfordshire averages, reflecting our traditional broad and balanced curriculum pathway for the majority of our cohort. There was a noticeable improvement in our %5+ Basics measure (%strong ‘C’ pass in English and Maths) to 72.2, from 64.6 in 2018. The Average Attainment 8 score rose from 5.6 to 5.9 (equivalent to grade ‘B+’ on the old scale). Our Progress 8 score is again estimated to be positive, +0.18, and well above the National mean of -0.03. This correlates to our students making approximately 2 grades additional progress across their 10 GCSEs than those of equal prior attainment.

 

Please click here for Year-on-Year Cohort Headline measures, followed by Department Results in 2019.

Paul Thompson

 

 

Exams Guidance Book 2018/19

Post Exam Result Enquiry Forms

 

Below are the forms needed to apply for all Post-Results Services for both A level and GCSE, a copy of which was in your results envelope. Please read this information carefully to make sure you chose the most appropriate service, if any is required, but also that you adhere to any deadlines indicated. The forms and payment need to be received by the Sixth Form Office before any request is processed. 

 

 

 

Examination Time Tables

Examination Time Tables For The Coming Year

 

 

A Level Summer Timetable 2017

GCSE Timetable Summer 2017

 

GCSE Timetable Summer 2019