A Level and BTEC results 2021

Royal Russell is different by design.  We are a family school which values the things which make each of us distinctively brilliant.  Our commitment to each other is to help every member of our community strive for their vision of success – to take a wider view of what their personal ambitions are and it has therefore been a pleasure to share results with our Year 13 pupils and parents today. 

In all that we do as a School, we aim to instil our Russellian values in all our young people.  They are: ambitious, open, distinctive and courageous.  This amazing group of Year 13 Students have had to cope with a huge amount of uncertainty as they conclude their A level and BTEC courses with formal public examinations having been cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic. The results which they have achieved, following a period of rigorous internal assessment completed in the Summer Term, are testament to this cohort’s hard work and are very much in line with our recent performance as a School.    

The overall results are very strong from a high performing year group and individual success is evident at all levels of the ability range both within our A Level and our BTEC programmes. 

Particular mention should be made of our three medicine candidates, who have all been successful in achieving the grades required for their places. 

Ata A.                    Medicine University of Leicester 

Charlotte H.           Medicine University of Nottingham 

Alan M.                  Medicine University of Kent 

The UCAS outcomes are very encouraging indicating the sound advice given to each individual candidates by the Sixth Form Team. The UCAS summary shows that we had the most offers from Nottingham (20 offers), Manchester (17 offers) and King’s College London (16) and students will be moving on from Royal Russell to study a wide range of courses including: Architecture, Business, Computer Science, Economics, English, History, Music Production, Maths, Sport and Exercise Science, Film and Television, Philosophy and Psychology at universities including; Bristol, Bath, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Kings College London, Leeds, Loughborough, Nottingham, University College London and Warwick. 

We also have a small number of students who will be joining apprenticeship schemes and directly entering employment, including Cameron M. who starts a degree apprenticeship with PWC and the University of Birmingham in September. 

A summary of the cumulative % of grades awarded is shown below. These grades include the A level equivalent grades achieved by our BTEC students. 

 

August 2015 

Actual            

August 2016 

Actual       

August 2017

Actual 

August 2018

Actual 

August 2019

Actual 

August 2020

Actual 

August 2021

Actual 

 

cum% 

cum% 

cum% 

cum% 

cum% 

cum% 

cum% 

A*   

12.0 

10.2 

11.1 

10.3 

16.7 

23.6 

35.2 

42.6 

45.1 

31.9 

36.3 

25.0 

54.6 

65.8 

69.9 

71.3 

60.7 

64.1 

75.0 

77.9 

87.9 

90.0 

91.8 

85.2 

86.6 

91.7 

93.9 

97.3 

97.6 

98.4 

98.9 

95.8 

100.0 

97.9 

99.0 

100.0 

100.0 

99.6 

99.6 

100.0 

99.6 

99.7 

100.0 

100.0 

100.0 

100.0 

100.0 

100.0 

100.0 

 

Congratulations to the Class of 2021.

Chris Hutchinson, Headmaster