Exam Results and Ofsted Report

2021 Results

In 2020 results were based on Teacher Assessed Grades; therefore whole School statistics for this year and are not comparable to previous years (including 2020 when the procedures were different). At GCSE 117 students each gained five or more passes at grades 9 to 7 or equivalent, while 75 each gained ten or more passes all at grades 9 to 7. At A Level, 86% of our Y13 students each gained at least one grade A*/A pass including 84 students who each gained three or more A*/A grades.

2020 Results

In 2020 results were based on Centre Assessed Grades; therefore whole School statistics for this year and are not comparable to previous years. At GCSE 105 students each gained five or more passes at grades 9 to 7 or equivalent, while 63 each gained ten or more passes all at grades 9 to 7. At A Level, 73% of our Y13 students each gained at least one grade A*/A pass including 51 students who each gained three or more A*/A grades.

2020 Leavers' Destinations

2019 Results

GCSE Students
103 students each gained five or more passes at grades 9 to 7 or equivalent, 38 each gained ten or more passes all at grades 9 to 7.
47% of all grades were at the top two grades (8 or 9).
100% of students gained five or GCSE passes at grades 4 or above with 98% of these gaining passes at this level in English and Mathematics.
On average, students gained over 10 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above.

A Level Students
The pass rate at A Level was 99.5%.
The average number of ‘A’ Levels gained per candidate was 3.1.
38% of entries passed at grades A and A*; 73%* of entries were passed at grades A*, A and B; 90% were grades A* to C
The average UCAS tariff score per candidate was 125 (based on grade A*=56, A=48 pts., B=40, etc.)
60% of our Y13 students each gained at least one grade A*/A pass, 40% each gained two or more grade A*/A passes including 31 students who each gained three or more A*/A grades.

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Sir Thomas Rich's School one of the best in the country for student progress at GCSE

Sir Thomas Rich's School has received national recognition for the value it adds to students' achievements at GCSE.

SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers Network, recently undertook its annual in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England and identified Sir Thomas Rich's School's success.

The school has qualified for an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award by being in the top 10% of schools nationally for progress made by pupils between their key stage 2 results at primary school and their GCSE results at age 16.

The school has been invited to receive their award at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT at Devonport High School for Girls in Plymouth on 05 May.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:

'Sir Thomas Rich's School should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement. They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students. There is so much good practice that this school could share, and I hope they will join us at the celebration evening for the chance to network and share strategies with award-winning schools.

'These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Sir Thomas Rich's School, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person. I am proud that this school is a member of the SSAT network.'

Article Date: 16 March 2015