A Level Press Release – 2023

We are delighted with the outcomes for our 114 sixth form students leaving us this summer – the vast majority of whom have secured what they need for the next step in their lives.  Their teachers and support staff have worked incredibly hard to support them and we are grateful too, for the support of their parents and carers who are major partners in this success story.

It is important to remember that grading standards have returned to a similar pattern to 2019 meaning that the number achieving the top grades have reduced in comparison to last year which was in turn a reduction on the previous year.  These changes were driven by the unique circumstances of the pandemic, and the glide back to 2019 standards is part of a return to normality.  However this could feel like a bitter pill to many as they also suffered disruption during the pandemic and those in disadvantaged circumstances were adversely affected in particular.

Our focus, as always, remains on supporting our students to progress to the next stage of their lives, whether that be in higher education, work-based training or employment.  That said, almost 60% of our grades were A*-B, with well over 80% of all grades at C and above.  Amongst a number of notable individual performances, Alice McCarthy attained A*s in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and will continue her studies in the United States at Princeton University.  Fifteen students each attained at least three A levels at A or A*.

Richard Burke, Principal, said “Our students’ success is always a result of many factors, not least the dedication and hard work of our staff who day in day out create a loving, challenging and inspiring culture based predominantly on the positive relationships they develop with all around them.  We also highly value and appreciate the support of our parents and carers, acknowledging and highlighting this priceless partnership that helps to generate  consistently strong outcomes for young people.”

High School Tours

Our High School College Tours have now finished for the summer term. Tours will resume in the new academic year on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout September and October. Reservations for tour tickets will be available through Eventbrite via this link HERE. Our Open Evening has been scheduled for the evening of 2nd October, 6-8pm.

Primary School

Primary Tours for September 2025 entry will resume in September. They will take place on Friday mornings at 9:30am. To reserve a space on one of the tours, please access our Eventbrite booking system via this link HERE. Should you need any further information, please contact primary@srrcc.org.uk.

Sixth Form

Applications for our Sixth Form have now closed. Should you need any further information, please contact sixthform@srrcc.org.uk.