After another set of spectacular results in A Levels and in advanced vocational qualifications this August, more than 500 Runshaw students will now be progressing to the elite (Russell Group) universities and to a range of highly prestigious dance, music and drama academies. And 78 offers (a new college record) have been made to Runshaw students this year for places at Oxford and Cambridge and on other highly competitive courses such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.
The average grade achieved by A level students at Runshaw was once again a B grade this year with 46 % of all grades in science and mathematics A level subjects being the top A* and A grades. Approximately 80 % of all grades awarded to advanced level students were “high grades” (A*-B grades or equivalent). Amazingly, a 100 % pass rate was achieved in every A level and Vocational course this year with more than 50 % of our advanced vocational students achieving the very highest grade available, a triple-distinction-star.
An understandably delighted Runshaw College Principal, Simon Partington, said:
“This has been another week of great celebrations at the college and we sincerely congratulate all of our students for their well-deserved successes. These exceptional results are also a great testament to our highly talented and dedicated staff. We are delighted that our class of 2017 will now be leaving the college fully equipped with the qualifications, skills and self-confidence to be highly successful in their future studies and employment. We wish them every success and we look forward to hearing about their adventures and achievements in the months and years ahead.
“Runshaw’s enduring success is based on a culture of excellence and enjoyment and a determination to provide all of our students with outstanding teaching, unrivalled support and access to an amazing range of additional, extra-curricular opportunities. By putting all of our energies into “getting it right” for each and every one of our students, we have always taken the view that examination results and league tables will take care of themselves!”
We caught up with some of our students and their parents just after they had received their results.