Congratulations to our Year 13 students who have achieved another strong set of A Level and BTEC results this morning to continue the upward trend in exam performance at Ralph Thoresby. Our attainment at A Level has improved again, despite a decline in results nationally.

I'm pleased to report another significant increase this year in terms of attainment. The average A Level points score per entry rose from 28.5 to 32.2, well above the Leeds average for 2017 and in line with national. 61% of students achieved at least one A*-B grade; 80% achieved at least one A*-C; 100% achieved at least one A*-E. All these figures are up on 2017. 80% of students achieved 3 A Levels or equivalent.

Students are now going on to a range of exciting destinations with one notable high achiever gaining a place at Cambridge University to study Natural Sciences. Another talented young person will be studying Medicine at Leeds only four years after arriving at the school without the ability to speak English.

As always, credit goes to the students for the dedication they have shown throughout the two years of study at Ralph Thoresby Sixth Form, part of a highly successful partnership with Lawnswood School. The Sixth Form partnership allows both schools to offer a broad and diverse curriculum within a highly supportive setting. Congratulations also to the staff involved and all the families who make up the wider Ralph Thoresby community – it really is a team effort!