Ryde School is delighted that its students have secured another set of excellent results at GCSE this year. The overall results are very good: 47% of entries were A*/A and, as last year, 95% of all entries were above a C grade. 93% of pupils achieved 5 or more A* to C grades with 70% achieving grades that included Maths, English, Science, a Humanity and a Modern Language and so satisfying the requirements for the EBacc.
Statistics only tell part of the story and many individuals have achieved results of which they can be justly proud. This year’s highest performers were Daniella Sauven, with 11 A* grades, and Sally Lamb with 10 A* grades. About one third of Ryde School pupils achieved an average score of 10 A grades or better; they were :
Anne-Marie Flower (with 9A* grades), Christy Bridgeman, Ashleigh Brownsdon, Verity Brown, Rieha Burrell, Robert Close, Hugo Crawford, Jan Dixon, Sandy Doran, Jack Elsom, Harriet Freeman, Joseph Goodier, Georgia Green, Sophie Hall, Lily Hayes, Sohail Khan, Frances Lillington, James Middleton, Katie Norsworthy, Elizabeth Parsons, Akshil Patel, Ben Symons, Kenza Thomas and Rebecca Woodford.
Mr M A Waldron
Ryde School pupils have enjoyed another excellent year of A level results, and bucked the national trend by improving on last year’s results at the higher end of the grades.
The pupils achieved the following statistics: 44% of entries were A* or A grades; 74% of entries were A* to B grades; 88% of exams were C grades or above; the pass rate was 99%.
Our highest achieving pupil was Head Boy Femi Coker with 3 A* grades; then Toby Dawson, Dominic Harley, Jordan Heung, William Rae and Kevin To all achieved 2 A* grades and an A grade; and Abi Abrahams, Emily Ball, Henry Barrington-White, Emily Biggar, Michael Burgoyne, Winfield Chan, Ellen Coquio, Megan Loach, Lydia Morris, Elspeth Shears and Libby Yuan all achieved the equivalent of 3 A grades or better
After the success and excellent university placements achieved by Ryde School's first International Baccalaureate cohort last year, the second cohort has come up trumps as well. This small group of students has achieved a 100% pass rate, with all students gaining the full IB Diploma. This gives them ready access to universities in the UK and overseas, with the majority choosing to study in Europe this coming year. Their average number of points is well above the international averages, which means that Ryde School compares favourably with the growing number of schools worldwide which now offer the IB.
Ryde School is currently the only school on the Island which offers the IB, and the new Headmaster is very keen to see the programme grow and develop into the future, as the IB is increasingly seen as an international qualification of great standing. IB coordinator, Allan Graham, says "We are proud of what has been achieved to date, and look forward to even better results in the future. The current cohort in the lower sixth shows great promise for next year's results!"