The whole school community, and in particular Year 13 students and their families, are celebrating another excellent set of A Level and BTEC results at Ralph Thoresby School this year.
 
75% of our students achieved at least one A*-B grade and the pass rate for the cohort was 100%. An improvement on last year in terms of A Level results is particularly pleasing and value added scores in both academic and vocational qualifications look very positive. As always with Year 13 results, the key is destinations beyond school and I am delighted to report that, yet again, 100% of applicants have been successful in gaining a place at a higher education institution.
 
You may have seen Ralph Thoresby students featured throughout results day on the Sky News channel. Great to see the positive atmosphere and the phenomenal achievements of our young people captured on national TV. A number of students were interviewed live and made a great impression. Headteacher Will Carr was delighted with the school's performance, 'I'm very proud of the students and staff for achieving such an excellent set of results. It is very encouraging that we have performed particularly well in the new 'linear' A Levels. This is testament to the dedication of staff and a clear focus on independent learning.'
 
With strong results also at Lawnswood School this was a great day for our Sixth Form Partnership, now in its fourth year. Both schools are still recruiting for September and the excellent results gained in 2017 will surely make the partnership an even more desirable post-16 option for young people across the city.
 
Congratulations to everyone involved and good luck to our class of 2017 as they take the next big step in their lives and careers...