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A Level Pupils Celebrate Excellent Results

Rugby School’s candidates have once again achieved excellent results in the 2016 A Level and Pre-U exams.

Nearly one in four grades overall was an A* - that’s three times the national average  - and all pupils achieved a 100 per cent A Level and Pre-U pass rate. 86 per cent of grades were at A*-B and 60 per cent of all grades were A* or A. Results in the demanding Pre-U, a qualification established to provide greater stretch and challenge for the most academically able pupils, were particularly notable with half of all entries receiving a D1 or D2 - the equivalent of an A*.

Results were strong across subjects with particular success in English, Mathematics and the Sciences. Almost half of all English Literature candidates achieved an A*, 76 per cent of Pre-U Mathematics candidates were awarded a D1 or D2, as did more than half Physics and Chemistry students. A third of the cohort gained three or more A grades. Six pupils celebrated four A*s with a further eight achieving at least three A*s.

Hugh Campbell, Roo Fynn and On Sun Chung all achieved the equivalent of at least four A*s, while top performer Richie Yeung secured D1s in Maths, Further Maths and Physics, a D2 in Chemistry and an A in Computing. He will be among the 12 Rugbeians starting at Oxford or Cambridge shortly. In addition Head of School, Rory Farquharson, has just begun his undergraduate studies at Harvard.

Peter Green, Head Master of Rugby School, said: “Yet again the hard work of Rugby School pupils and staff has been rewarded with another set of very strong results. The achievements of this year group should not be underestimated, not least because by Rugby’s exceptionally high standards they performed modestly at GCSE. The fact that they have improved on last year’s impressive A Level results is particularly commendable.”

Click here for the full results table.

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