Year 13 pupils at Rushcliffe Spencer Academy joined thousands of others up and down the country collecting examination results today. There were smiles and tears of joy as pupils opened envelopes and celebrated their wonderful achievements with each other and with the members of staff who have supported them along the way.
Over two thirds of grades awarded to Rushcliffe pupils were at A*, A or B level and, as a result of these excellent outcomes, a record number of pupils have been accepted into their preferred university, apprenticeship or college.
Across England, results were expected to return to pre-pandemic levels but, at Rushcliffe, this group of pupils has outperformed the 2019 cohort on all the headline measures. This is a significant achievement given that they did not sit GCSE examinations in 2021, instead being awarded teacher assessed grades. As a result, they had to navigate external examinations for the first time this summer, managing the added pressure that this brings.
Mr Painton, Principal, commended pupils:
“We are so proud of our year 13 pupils and their fantastic achievements. These results are the culmination of a huge amount of work in the face of a great many challenges. They are a truly impressive group of young people. We know they will go on to achieve even greater things in the future.”
Pupils in year 13 will move onto their next steps in education, employment or training in the coming weeks. This includes those who have accepted places at Oxbridge or Russell Group universities, on a number of very competitive courses, such as medicine, or on sought-after apprenticeships with high profile companies such as J.P. Morgan.