Results day 2017 celebrations
Richard Huish College students will be celebrating today after an incredibly successful year of A Level and vocational results. The Class of 2017 achieved an A*to B pass rate of 54%, and an A*to C pass rate of 78%. The overall A Level pass rate is again an outstanding 99%.
Huish students did extremely well with 69 students gaining three or more A/A*grades, and 22 of these gaining 2 or more A* grades. The highest achiever gained 4 A Level results comprising of 4 A* grades. A further two students also achieved 4 A Level grades comprising of 3 A*s and an A grade with a further seven students achieving 3 A* grades.
Huish’s highest achievers are:
Isaac Hicks, (former Uffculme School) from Cullompton, achieved 4 A* grades in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics.
Joseph Thomson (former The Castle School) achieved 3 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths, an A grade in History Early Modern and an A grade for his Extended Project Qualification. Joseph, from Taunton, is taking a gap year and hopes to study medicine in the future.
George O’Rourke (former The Castle School) achieved 3 A* grades in Computer Science, Maths and Furthers Maths and an A grade in Physics. George, from Taunton, is going to St Andrews University to read Computer Science and Maths.
Kai Awon (former Bishop Fox’s) achieved 3 D* grades in vocational extended diploma in IT and 1 D* grade in vocational subsidiary diploma in Graphic Design. Kai, from Taunton, is going to Bournemouth University to study Computer Animation and Technical Arts.
A further seven students achieved 3 A* grades, with three of them also achieving an A* grade in their Extended Project Qualification. These students were Evangeline Casson (Classical Civilisation, English Literature and Psychology), Esme Codrington (Classical Civilisation, English Literature and Geography), Simeon North (Classical Civilisation, History Early Modern and Religious Studies).
Students achieved a 100% pass rate in the majority of subjects. Particularly impressive were the A* – B grades for Further Maths (92%), Spanish (79%), Economics (78%), Art & Design (76%), English Literature (76%) and Classical Civilisation (74%).
Notable also are the A* - C grades for Business Studies (92%), Geography (90%), History Late Modern (91%), Physical Education (91%), Photography (91%) and Religious Studies (92%).
Outstandingly, 100% of the College’s vocational students passed their courses and an impressive 96 of those achieved 3 distinction* grades (equivalent to 3 A* at A Level). Across all vocational extended diplomas, 78% of students achieved at least one distinction* and two distinction grades. For the third year running all students studying vocational IT (extended diploma) achieved distinction* or distinction grades (equivalent to A* and A at A Level). Also this year, all students on the Graphic Design extended certificate and Business extended certificate achieved distinction* or distinction grades.
Once again the Richard Huish College Class of 2017 has managed to significantly surpass national averages at A Level and equivalent qualifications. College Principal, John Abbott said: “This is the tenth consecutive year that we have achieved above 54% A*- B grades. Our A*- C grades were 78%, and we achieved 99% pass rate overall at A Level and 100% at vocational. As one of the country’s highest performing sixth form colleges, and the best in the South West as recently reported by the Department for Education, these results show that we are the best place to study locally in the face of more rigorous A Levels. Of course, our students’ achievements begin with the efforts of our partner schools and are consolidated by the commitment, work and expertise of college staff.”