In the face of the disruption caused by the pandemic, Ratcliffe College students have reaped the rewards of their collective resilience, achieving excellent A Level results. Although their examinations were cancelled this year, almost all students have successfully achieved their first choice offers on coveted courses at top-ranking universities.
Headmaster, Jonathan Reddin, commented: “This cohort of students have shown incredible character over the past two years and fully deserve their success. They have always been a tight knit bunch and we are especially proud of the way in which they have supported one another during lockdown and remained true to our Mission as a Catholic School.
“Year 13 were deprived of so many opportunities that their predecessors would have taken for granted, but they have remained positive throughout the COVID-19 crisis, channelling their energy into their academic studies, and living out the Christian ethos of our School by helping one another through difficult moments. We are immensely proud of them all.
“It is our hope that the class of 2021 will not be defined by the impact of the pandemic but, instead, by the values they have embraced at Ratcliffe. We wish them every success as they move on to higher education and successful careers in the future. Thank you, Year 13, for being such superb role models for our younger students.”
The following students achieved straight A* grades and deserve praise for gaining places on some of the most sought-after undergraduate courses. Humzah Ali, a Sir Thomas White Scholar will read French at Oxford. Max Chapman will read Chemistry at the University of Warwick. Rishi Desai will attend the University of Bristol to read Economics while Dani Hendry will read History at the University of Edinburgh. We congratulate Ihuoma Osuji who has attained a place at the University of Southampton to read Medicine and Hadia Hussain who has gained a place at the University of Nottingham to read Law. Drumhil Rajpara will read Mechanical Engineering at UCL, whilst Nikhil Rajpra will read Chemical Engineering at the University of Nottingham. Congratulations to Eleanor Shaw who will read Sport and Exercise Science at Bath University.
Many other students achieved an impressive combination of A* and A grades, including Head Girl Sophie Brown has been accepted onto a Flying Start Degree Apprenticeship with PwC which she will do in conjunction with her undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the University of Leeds and Head Boy Archie Heaney has won a QUEST Scholarship for a Civil Engineering degree at the University of Bristol.
Sophie couldn’t attend in person this morning as she is currently overseas but told us “I’m so pleased with my results and would like to thank the staff for everything, my time at Ratcliffe has been unforgettable.”
Archie commented: “Civil Engineering is something I have had my sights set on for a long time now, so to get these results and go to Bristol is such an achievement, I will miss Ratcliffe though!”
A*- C 98%
Pass Rate: 100%
First choice University places: 90%