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Exam Results 22-23

A-Level Results Overview

Students at Rishworth School have once again performed exceptionally, with A-Level grades of A* - C being well above national average, securing students places at university to study subjects ranging from Economics and Psychology to Medicine and Accounting and Business Management at Russell Group Universities including York, Manchester, and Leeds.

The proportion of top grades awarded between A* and B was almost 11% above national average, which demonstrates a consistent trend over the past four years.

Our student’s success this year ensured the school maintained its’ traditional strengths in STEM subjects. Students obtained 100% A* - B success in:  Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computer Science, whilst performing equally well at A* - B in Art and Design, and International Languages including: Spanish, Italian, and Chinese.

Those studying BTEC and Vocational qualifications including Sport and Food Science and Nutrition, celebrated 100% achievement, with 96% of grades being within the higher grading boundaries of Distinction* to Merit.

Further success was celebrated by students who achieved their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), with 100% of grades awarded at A*-B.

Head of Rishworth School, Dr Anthony Wilkins, celebrated the students' accomplishments, stating "The Year 13 Rishworthians have not only demonstrated academic excellence but also proved themselves to be fantastic leaders and contributors to society. We are all incredibly proud of them and their fantastic achievements”.

GCSE Results Overview

Following the success of students studying post-16 courses at A-Level, EPQ and BTEC last week, Rishworth School is delighted to announce that our Year 11 students have also achieved remarkable results in their GCSEs, maintaining Rishworth’s continuing reputation for academic excellence. 

Nearly 85% of GCSEs were achieved at grades 4 – 9, well in excess of both national and regional levels. Noteworthy results were recorded in Mathematics and English, in which Rishworth students achieved over 20% above national average. Similarly, the traditional strength in STEM subjects was exemplified in grades which were also more than 20% above the national average.

Results in Humanities subjects have been exceptional this year, seeing Rishworth students continue to perform well in Art, Design Technology, French, Food and Nutrition and the Performing Arts, with students attaining 100% achievement in the highest possible grading bands in these subjects.

In the Higher Project Qualification (HPQ), 100% of grades awarded were A* - B.

Dr Anthony Wilkins, Head of Rishworth School, praised this year’s cohort, stating: "Rishworthians taking public examinations this year have exhibited outstanding academic excellence and resilience in overcoming the many and varied challenges of the last few years and we are immensely proud of them all.”