Royal Students achieve Exceptional Results
17 August 2012
A-Level students from The Royal Wolverhampton School have distinguished themselves once again. With even better results than last year’s graduating class, the 2012 leavers have attained an impressive 100% pass rate yet again, as well as double the amount of A*s.
Seven students from The Royal have truly excelled, racking up UCAS points of over 600 each. Four have over 700 points, guaranteeing their first choice universities. Head girl Lisa, who is heading to Wesley College (an Ivy League university in the USA) with four A*s and an A at A2 level, and twins Michelle and Jane sharing five A*s and five A grades at A2 Level are our superstars! Alex with two A*s, two As, one B and a Distinction in the Advanced Extension Award in Mathematics is one of our top male students together with Pawin who achieved four A*s, an A, and also an Advanced Extension Award in Maths.
In these times of high competition for the best university places, it is pleasing to note the great success The Royal students have achieved in securing their first choice places, however, what is most impressive is that their achievements are in the most rigorous academic subjects that the universities demand. For example, The Royal’s Maths Department has done exceptionally well again with over 50% of the large cohort achieving A* or A grades in Maths and Further Maths.
This success follows on from last year and continues the upward trend started four years ago when the School introduced a continuous reporting system. The Royal prides itself in its value-added grades. As a non-selective school, The Royal can celebrate the fact that its students attain at least one grade above their predicted score in each subject. Like other noteworthy independent schools, The Royal does not take part in the League tables as it and other schools believe the complex qualification system including AS/A2 and other certificates undermines the value of the league tables.
The Royal School has been going from strength to strength and this September, in addition to celebrating this year’s exceptional results, is opening a new boarding house in order to support the ever-growing student body.
“We are absolutely delighted for our pupils who have together achieved exceptional results and can now look forward with confidence to a successful university career. This follows another year where the focus continues to be on the development of the whole person but underpinned by exemplary academic success. The Royal helps young people exceed their aspirations, preparing them to take on leadership roles and succeed in a competitive global world,” said Headmaster Mr Mark Heywood.
The Royal Wolverhampton School was founded in 1850 originally as an orphanage, and is now a fully co-educational independent day and boarding school. It is a unique school where students from the West Midlands, Great Britain and the world meet, learn, and achieve both academic and personally.