Sixth Form students at The Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth have maintained their reputation for excellent academic results with a 100% pass rate at A Level and 48% of grades at A*/A grade.

Headmaster since January 2017, Kevin Carson is delighted with the academic results produced by his first cohort of Year 13 students.

“I am very proud of what our students have achieved in their Year 13 examinations. Almost half of all grades attained are A*/A grades, which is testament to pupils’ hard work and to the dedication of our teaching staff. This cohort of pupils have experienced unprecedented reforms to A Levels, which makes our students’ achievements all the more pleasing. Our girls have exceeded their expectations, demonstrating why RMS consistently features in the top 10% of schools nationally for the value added to students’ results. Of course, academic achievement is just one measure of a student’s success and I am equally proud of everything that the Year 13s have achieved this year – in the leadership roles they have fulfilled, the charity work they have undertaken, and their many accomplishments on stage or on the sports field. I wish every one of our leavers continued success in the next stage of their education.”

Result highlights include:

  • 17% of grades were at the top level of A*, compared with a national average of 8%
  • 48% of grades were at A*/A grade compared with a national average of 26%

We are delighted to report the following individual achievements:

  • Head Girl Serena Conn achieved 4 A* grades and will be studying Physics at Durham University
  • Jenny Shim received 3 A* grades and will be studying Mathematics at Oxford University
  • Manaalee Trivedi received 3 A* grades and will be studying Psychology at Leeds University
  • Alannah Crockatt received 2 A*s and an A grade and will be studying Chemistry at Manchester
  • Alice King received 2 A*s and an A grade and will be studying Textiles: Innovation and Design at Loughborough
  • Hannah Roberts received 2 A*s and an A grade and will be studying English at Edinburgh
  • Isa Takenaga received 2 A*s and an A grade and will be studying Business and Retail Management at Surrey
  • Twins Zoe and Ella Tilsiter between them received 2 A* and 4 A grades and will be studying Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Birmingham, and Geography at Durham University respectively; their younger sister Carla, in Year 12, also achieved 100% in her Politics AS Level
  • All students applying to study competitive subjects such as Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry have been successful in achieving their grades, with Sudima Gurung studying Dentistry at Cardiff, Laura Bartlett Veterinary Science at the Royal Veterinary College, and Atirola Obileye studying Medicine

Stand-out subjects at A Level include:

  • Art 100% A*/A grade
  • Applied Business 85% A*/A grade
  • Further Maths 80% A*/A grade
  • History 70% A*/A grade

Additionally 72% of results for the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) were at A*/A grade.

As well as those moving on to university, a number of RMS students are also embarking upon courses at specialist institutions such as: Nicole Trup studying Model Design (Special Effects) at Herts; Sophie Faulkner has a Golf scholarship at Rollins University, Florida; and Fenella Watkins-Hale who will study at the Guild Hall.

Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Clare Freeman says:

“We wish all our Year 13 students well as they move on to the next stage in their education. The girls have been a fantastic year group, performing well academically at the same time as making a huge contribution to the life of the school. I am immensely proud of them all and hope they will return to RMS to share their future successes with us.”