On Thursday 15 August, Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) reported its A Level results for 2019. The overall A Level pass rate was 95.7% with 65.2% of students gaining A*-C grades – an increase on the previous year. 66% of A Level subjects achieved 100% pass rates.
345 students are expected to be going on to university, including many Russell group universities.
Jason Jones, Acting Principal and CEO at RuTC, commented, “I’m delighted with the results our students have achieved. As in previous years, our 2019 A level results place us once again as one of the top performing Further Education colleges and largest providers of A Level programmes in London. These results are a testament to the hard work and determination of our students, the support of their families and the dedication and commitment of our excellent staff, and I would like to thank everyone for their great efforts and consistently high standards. We wish all our students the best in achieving their ambitions in the future and are looking forward to welcoming our new ambitious students this September.”
Student, Rufus Irvine, achieved A* grade in Sociology, A grade in English Language, A grade in Politics and said, “I was really shocked when I opened my results, I think I’d convinced myself that it was best to think moderately, so it was a real surprise when I saw those grades; I couldn’t stop shaking for at least an hour. The grades I achieved mean that I was accepted on to my course to study English Language and Linguistics at the University of Kent, and entitles me to their academic excellence scholarship, which provides money each year, and this makes university feel far more affordable, meaning my efforts definitely paid off, both in self-worth and finance.”
He added, “I would attribute much of my success to the incredible teaching staff across the whole English, Humanities, and Social Science department, with a special mention to my Politics and Sociology teacher, Kasim Agpak, for being an incredible teacher who pushed me to my fullest, but also offered unconditional support.”
Alicia Seaman, who achieve grade B in Business, grade B in Psychology and grade A* in Sociology, said, “I came into college today to find out my A Level results and did not expect to get my first choice of university, so when I saw my grades I was really relieved. They enable me to study Occupational Therapy at the University of Southampton. I really enjoyed all of my subjects at Richmond upon Thames College and could always rely on teachers to give me the best support possible. I feel well prepared to leave college now and start a new chapter at university.”
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