Students in Richmond upon Thames school sixth forms are once again celebrating as they receive their A Level results.

Results show that the 429 pupils in school sixth forms achieved A Level results above those seen nationally. The proportion of all entries graded as an A* to C was 85, an increase of 7 points since last year. This compares with the national average of 77%.

The proportions achieving A* to B were similarly above national averages, whilst those achieving the top grades were in line, with 27% of all entries grades A* or A.

The overall was pass rate was 99%.

% Entries

A\*-A

A\*-B

A\*-C

A\*-E

2016

2017

2016

2017

2016

2017

2016

2017

Christ's

19

18

52

46

81

77

98

99

Grey Court

34

30

56

64

75

86

99

100

Hampton High

40

9

53

36

77

69

96

96

Orleans Park

23

22

48

52

74

82

95

100

Richmond Park Academy

21

20

46

45

71

68

98

95

Teddington

14

23

42

54

74

85

100

100

Waldegrave

40

36

75

68

92

93

100

100

Richmond

27

27

53

58

78

85

97

99

National

26

26

53

53

78

77

98

98

Cllr Susan Chappell, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Schools, said:

“This is a fantastic set of results. This is only the third year since our secondary schools opened their sixth forms, giving parents and children greater local choices.

“Over 400 students selected their school sixth form as a preferred local option and 99% of them passed! Plus, with 85% getting A* to C - our sixth forms are already performing way above the national average. Seeing improvements since 2016 is particularly impressive given the changes to the A-Levels.

“My congratulations go to the pupils, teaching staff and governors for their achievements and the amazing work that they do.”

– from a Richmond Council press release