For the first time ever our students today opened GCSE results. This is the first RGTS cohort to sit exams in year 11 since the school opened in September 2017 and there have been some remarkable results.
Beyond the headline successes there have been some outstanding individual stories. Once such student is Ronnie, who achieved 4 grade 9s amongst his results, which have now set him on a course to study A levels and then achieve his vision of going to university.
Alongside Ronnie was Justin, who achieved 7 and above in all of his exams. Talking about his experience at the school he said: “The teachers really supported me. They taught me the best ways to revise, provided constant encouragement and challenged me to surpass my expectations.”
Aspiring lawyer, Sarah-Belle, was also thrilled with her grades having achieved 7 or above in six subjects. She was quick to praise the school for supporting her, saying: “The support I received from my teachers was unbelievable. In science I was able to go from grade 4 to 8 which I am very proud of.”
Speaking about the school’s trailblazing students, Headteacher Caroline Toye said: “I could not be prouder of these young people. The challenges they have faced through the pandemic and the resilience they have shown has been really impressive. Having joined as the first Year 7 intake at RGTS, they have acted as role models for those students who will follow on from them. We look forward to welcoming many of them back into our sixth form and to keeping in touch with those that go on to study elsewhere as part of our Alumni Programme.”
“I want to thank all of the staff that have supported these students to achieve such extraordinary results. They have worked tirelessly to make sure today is the success that it is and the benchmark has been set high for future year groups.”