After an abrupt end to Year 13 and then a challenging wait for A Level results to be calculated, there was a great deal of celebration for pupils at RMS for Girls today.
Our 2020 leavers are an exceptional group, and the results that they have been awarded support this with over 20% of grades awarded at A*, 57% awarded A*-A, and 82% of grades A*-B. While we wish that the pupils had been able to enjoy the satisfaction of top-level performance in formal examinations, we were delighted to see that the examination boards have affirmed our faith in our pupils.
Whilst the headlines percentages are pleasing, it is, as always, the story of each individual pupil that the School is focused on celebrating and supporting. Headmaster Kevin Carson said, “After months of disruption not of their making, this group of pupils greatly deserve their success. I am delighted that the hard work of our pupils and their teachers has been recognised, and it is equally pleasing to see the majority of girls heading off to their first choice universities. In every year group at RMS there are girls with a diverse range of talents, and this year are no exception as they head off to study a wonderfully exciting range of courses.”
The 2020 RMS leavers take up places at courses and universities as varied as: Medicine at Cambridge University; Human, Social and Political Science at Cambridge; Law at Oxford; History and Spanish at Oxford; Aerospace Engineering at Manchester; Biochemistry at Warwick and UCL; Computer Science at Kings London; Music at Kings, London; Music at The Royal Academy of Music; Veterinary Medicine at The Royal Veterinary College; History at Durham; Fine Art at Newcastle; Engineering and Mathematics at Bristol; English and History at Bristol; Politics at Warwick; Fashion and Marketing at Leeds; Geography at Loughborough; Business Management at Liverpool; Medicine at Newcastle; Medicinal Physics at UCL; Childhood Learning and Development at Nottingham; History at Royal Holloway; Physics with Astrophysics at Keele; and Architecture at the AA School of Architecture.
Head of Sixth Form Clare Freeman said, “The 2020 Leavers will have a special place in RMS’s history, and the unusual end to their year should take nothing away from their fabulous achievements. My Sixth Form team of teachers and tutors are incredibly proud of the girls. They have shown great resilience and a wonderful sense of character throughout this most challenging of years. They have led the school by example and I congratulate them all. I know that this group of students will go on to lead in their fields, and I cannot wait to celebrate here at RMS with all of the pupils and their parents.”