STUDENTS from Richmond Sixth Form College are celebrating securing places at Russell Group Universities after receiving their A-level results.
A significant group of this year’s leavers will be embarking on further studies at Oxford, Durham, Warwick, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle.
Rosie Collier-Gent is taking a prestigious place at Oxford to study English Language and English Literature after securing 3 A* grades in English Literature, French, Geography and a further A* in her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
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Rosie said: “I am so relieved and incredibly excited that I have secured my place at Oxford.
“Once I have completed my degree I hope to study there for a Masters in English.”
Maths whizz Matthew Masterman is looking forward to reading Maths at Warwick University after gaining an A* in Maths, an A in Further Maths, an A* in Computer Studies and an A in Physics.
Matthew is looking to continue his studies at Warwick University to complete his Masters.
Maths was recently acknowledged as one of the most difficult subjects, with a significant reduction in students taking the A-level nationally however Richmond has seen 22% of their students achieving an A* and a further 25% an A in this year’s exams.
Emily Hughes who gained an A* in Maths and an A in Biology and Chemistry, is heading to the highly-regarded Royal Veterinary College in London to pursue her dream of becoming a vet.
Emily said: “Being a vet is all I have ever wanted to do and I can’t put into words how excited I am that it is going to happen.
“I could not have done this without the support of my amazing teachers and my family.”
There have been exceptional results across the College’s Sport and Health and Social Care vocational courses.
In both subjects nearly all students achieved Distinction or Distinction* grades with the majority of them securing university places to further their studies in sport and the health profession.
Libby Richardson, who achieved double Distinction*in Health and Social Care has secured her first-choice place of Childhood and Early Years Studies at Northumbria University.
Joining Libby at Northumbria is Emily Davies who is looking forward to applying her creative talents and her A* in Art to study fashion design.
Emily said: “I am so passionate about fashion and my aim is to be a fashion designer.
“I can’t thank the staff at Richmond Sixth Form enough for all the support they have given me.”
Jenna Potter, Headteacher, said: “Our results are testament to the hard work and dedication of students and staff alike, as well as the support of parents and carers.
“I’m delighted to hear that the vast majority of our students have secured places at their chosen universities.
“Ensuring we achieve the best-possible outcomes for our students is at the heart of what we do and we look forward to continuing to give our students the best possible opportunities in our Sixth Form.”