Exam Results 2021
GCSE Results Day
Year Eleven pupils celebrated their GCSE results at RGS Worcester with a mixture of relief and pride that they have achieved at such a high level.
John Pitt, Headmaster, commented “It was lovely to see the pupils so pleased after the challenging two years they have had. They can now look forward to the Sixth Form with a great sense of achievement and also excitement as they will have the chance to enjoy new opportunities. I would like to congratulate all of the pupils for their hard work. I would also like to thank their teachers who have been so committed to seeing the pupils through despite ‘lockdowns’ and Covid restrictions. It really is testament to RGS teamwork that the pupils can celebrate such success today.”
3 pupils achieved all 9 grades, 16 pupils achieved all 9-8 grades and 59 pupils achieved 9-7 in at least 8 subjects. These are superb results and amongst those celebrating were:
Ellie Allen, Tobey Butler, Eleanor Fawcett, Samuel Hewitt, Katie Kimberlee, Maisy McRobert, Ellie Nicholls, Emma Pickersgill, Jack Pitt, Ben Sears, Kitty Smith, Rayyan Styles, Hebe Walsh and Ben Weller who all achieved eight, nine or ten top Grade 9s.
England Under 18 Hockey player, Alice Atkinson achieved all 9-7 grades with seven at Grade 9. Alice is a superb sportsperson who represented RGS at the nationals in Hockey and Netball.
Musician Tobey Butler achieved ten GCSEs with nine at Grade 9 and one at Grade 8. Tobey is a Music Scholar, with Grade 7 in Piano and Violin and sings for the School.
Star of stage and music, Ben Sears achieved eleven GCSEs with eight Grade 9s and three Grade 8s. Ben takes on the role of Billy Elliot in the upcoming RGS musical production. He is a member of the junior English Symphony Orchestra, the Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society and volunteers at the Academy of Theatre Arts. Ben received a Rank Foundation Leadership Award for his studies in the Sixth Form.
Twins Dan and Dave Varughese achieved 19 GCSEs between them with a superb 14 Grade 9s and five at Grades 8 and 7. Twins Isaac and Lucas Pepper were also pleased with their 16 GCSEs, 8 graded at 7. Ben and Emily Weller, also twins, achieved 19 GCSEs with 17 at Grade 7 and above.
Sarah Leeds, Head of Year Eleven, commented, “I am so pleased to see the pupils so happy as they reach the end of their GCSE journey and can look forward to the Sixth Form at RGS. They have worked really hard and thoroughly deserve their success after so much that all pupils of this age group have been through over the last 2 years of Covid. It has been a great pleasure to see them develop academically and in themselves and I could not be more proud of all that they have achieved.”
John Pitt, Headmaster, said, “Well done to everyone and, as they enter the Sixth Form, this Year Eleven Year group will achieve great things. We really look forward to the next two years as we come out of the pandemic and we can see them enjoy so many opportunities here at RGS Worcester.”
RGS Worcester students ready for their bright futures
Upper Sixth Results Day
At RGS Worcester, we were delighted to see the pupils achieve such impressive results again this year. We enjoyed welcoming them into school for their results and there were smiles all round as the students celebrated.
Headmaster, John Pitt, said, “With Digital Learning firmly established at RGS before the pandemic, we were able to keep teaching right through and the students achieved superb results. This Year group built on their excellent GCSE results pre-pandemic, and are now ready for the next stage in their lives. They have done exceptionally well in coping and excelling academically during such a difficult 2 years of Covid. I would like to congratulate the students and the teachers for excellent results to match their hard work and commitment during the most challenging time. We are very proud of all they have achieved.”
Close to one third of Grades were at A* and nearly 70% of Grades were at A* or A Grade. 92% of Grades were awarded A*, A or B Grades. In the BTEC, all Grades were Distinction Stars, Distinctions or Merits, with 75% achieving the top Grades. Half of RGS students achieved 3 A* or A Grades or the BTEC equivalent.
12 pupils achieved the superb results of 3 or 4 A* Grades at A Level: Darcey Chambers, Alexander Coleman, Maximilian Eddy, Tom Ehlers, Max Houchin, Liam Leonard, Matthew Meeson, Oliver Meredith, William Osborne, Tess Rabjohn, Megan Wang and George Wareing.
In the BTEC, Distinction star Grades were achieved by Lottie Atkinson, Olivia Fletcher, Elodie Vinson and Flynn Vries. Olivia Fletcher also achieved a CTEC Distinction star in Business.
Unusually, there were four School Captains in this Year group and they achieved an incredible 9A* and 4A Grades between them. Zain Baig, Darcey Chambers, Eleni Coutsiouri and Tom Ehlers should all be congratulated for their results. “They have been such excellent role models for the younger pupils,” said the Headmaster, “and they have shown great leadership during the pandemic. They have done so much for the School in Debating, Drama, Music and Sport and we wish them and their fellow students all the very best for the future.”
Gurjivan Sohal joined RGS Worcester for Year 13 in order to improve his A Level grades and achieved 2A*s and an A grade, and has accepted a place to read Medicine at Keele University.
Ben Sutton who played Cricket for the England Disability team in the World Series before the pandemic achieved A*, A and B grades and is going to Loughborough University to study Mechanical Engineering, while continuing his cricket.
Twins James and Malachy Larkin achieved 7 A grades between them. James is going on to study Aeronautical Engineering at Sheffield University while Malachy is reading Civil Engineering at Newcastle University.
Twins Katie and Becky Saunders in the Lower Sixth both achieved A* Grades in Art A Level.
Head of Sixth Form, Mark Evetts, commented, “Despite all the challenges, the students have really come through and thoroughly deserve such excellent A Level and BTEC grades. I would like to thank them for all that they have brought to the Sixth Form.”
John Pitt, Headmaster, said “All of the students are real all-rounders. I am sure they will go far and we look forward to hearing more about their bright futures ahead.”