A Level Student Successes


RGS students are well-educated, not just well-qualified. During their time at RGS, they have taken part in charity work, environmental projects, social justice initiatives, local community projects, DofE Gold, and much more – what fabulous young people.  Here are just a few stories from a wonderful group of people.


A string of A*s for Candice

Candice N joined RGS in the Sixth Form two years ago and immediately settled into life in the RGS Sixth Form with the help of her new friends and classmates. Her teachers and pastoral team helped Candice secure an incredible three A* grades and one A grade at A Level in French, Maths, Further Maths and Physics.

On top of her excellent academic achievements, Candice has been an integral member of the RGS Symphony Orchestra where she played the cello, showing herself to be a fully committed Reigatian even in just the short time she spent with us at RGS.  

Upon receiving her results, Candice said

“I am so excited and pleased with my results. I started RGS in the Sixth Form and previously I have never found transition easy, but here the teachers and students were all so welcoming and caring I felt I belonged here straight away. I have made many friends and my teachers have been amazing, particularly Mrs Collins, my Physics teacher.”  

Candice is off to Imperial College, London to study Materials Science and Engineering and we wish her all the best in her future studies. 


A Hat-trick for Jemma

Jemma F leaves RGS to move across the pond to America to take up a place at Oberlin College, Ohio, the oldest liberal arts college in America, on a prestigious football scholarship. Jemma, has worked incredibly hard and scored a hat-trick of amazing A Levels with AAB in Biology, Chemistry and History. Jemma was delighted with her results saying,  

“I really appreciate the support and encouragement from RGS for my time there but particularly while I have juggled playing football and studying for my A Levels. I am excited to be joining Oberlin College in Ohio. Oberlin was the first college in America to admit women students and celebrates diversity among its college athletes and wider student population.” 

After seeing England’s Lionesses win the European Championships just a few weeks ago we are all really excited about Jemma’s future endeavours and hope that one day we will see her proudly wearing an England shirt at Wembley. Keep scoring those goals Jemma! 


EY for Morgan

Morgan S, Cranston Vice-House Captain, and RGS football captain secured an A in A Level Maths as well as a triple starred distinction in BTEC PE. He leaves RGS to embark upon a Master’s degree apprenticeship in tax at EY. Whilst many Reigatians go on to study at prestigious universities around the world, a growing number have, in recent years, been successful on extremely competitive degree apprenticeships and alternative routes into very fulfilling careers, as Morgan demonstrates.  

Upon receiving his results, he said,

“Thank you to the school and teachers for the great opportunity and helping me achieve the results I needed for my apprenticeship. I look forward to continuing my journey as a Reigatian into the future. When I joined the Sixth Form, I had some friends who were already here, they looked after me and welcomed me into their friendship group.”  

In offering advice to future RGS students, Morgan said,

get involved in your main interests but give other things a go along the way.”

Morgan loved doing his Gold Duke of Edinburgh award during his time here and said,

“Outside of school, it was one of the best weeks of my life in the last couple of years.” 


Head Boy and Head Girl achieve straight A*s

Tom D leaves RGS with outstanding A Level results securing three A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. He, together with Jasmine F, secured a significant cultural shift at RGS with a high profile environmental movement: RGS Earthshot inspired by The Earthshot Prize. Tom will be continuing his passion for change surrounding environmental challenges and global issues whilst studying Natural Sciences at Durham.  

About his time at RGS, Tom said

“I have genuinely loved everything about my time at RGS. During my exams I felt that my teachers were right by my side, I really could not have achieved these results without their help and support. The last two years in the Sixth Form have been amazing.  My teachers are so friendly, their doors are always open if you need help or advice, and the Harrison Centre has the perfect mix of social space in the Sixth Form Centre coupled with the quiet study space in the Library”.   

Jasmine F has secured her place at Bristol University studying Geography after achieving three A* grades in Biology, Economics and Geography. She proudly leaves RGS, after a wonderful year where her leadership and vision have left a legacy to reimagine sustainability within our school community, having launched the RGS Earthshot movement alongside Tom D.  

Jasmine is very excited about her upcoming time in Fiji where she will be volunteering for a community youth empowerment project. Jasmine was delighted with her results saying,

“I have genuinely loved my seven years at RGS. I know that is easy to say but I really mean it. I have felt so supported by all my teachers who I have always felt I could go to for help and I think this is what is so special about the teachers here. They have always cared. I have felt so inspired by the geography department in particular, especially Mr James and Mr Collins”. 


Issy for Team England Futures 

Issy H, leaves RGS to join a once in a lifetime opportunity with Team England Futures having been nominated by the Triathlon National Governing Body. Alongside this, Issy will be studying Sport & Exercise Science at Loughborough University.  

About her Team England Futures programme, Issy said:

“This is by far my biggest achievement and is a huge step in the right direction as I’m no longer in a triathlon national programme, but a multi-sport programme, including parasport. It is hugely inspirational and extremely encouraging at this stage in my sporting career. Although I will be experiencing this amazing opportunity after leaving RGS, I will stay in contact and let the school know how it goes as I’ll be witnessing such a unique experience and I’d love to share it with the RGS community. I look forward to updating you with what’s to come as part of Team England Futures.” 

Issy has done tremendously well in her A Levels, securing A*A*A grades in PE, Psychology and Biology. Well done Issy! About her time at RGS, Issy said,

“I joined in the Third Form and before I arrived, the thought of changing schools was a bit scary but the welcome I received at RGS was just great and I felt at home straight away. The real highlight of my time at RGS has been the brilliant communication with my teachers – I’m often away because of my training schedule and it’s never a problem, the flexibility and ease of access to teachers is amazing. My top tip for any new joiners would be to be open to all ideas as there’s a lot going on at RGS.”


Exceptional results for Estuardo 

Estuardo D has achieved a tremendous four A* grades in Computing, Maths, Physics and Further Maths. He leaves RGS to pursue a degree in Computer Science at Oxford University. During his time at RGS, Estuardo has performed in several musical concerts playing the guitar, bass and piano. Estuardo has won gold medals in the British Physics Olympiad Senior Physics Challenge and the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge on behalf of the school. 

Estuardo came to RGS from a local primary school. RGS is committed to driving social mobility, ensuring an RGS education is a possibility for students from a wide range of backgrounds. During his time here, Estuardo has benefitted from the school’s bursary programme and it is a delight to see him go on to achieve such a wonderful future.  

Upon receiving his results, Estuardo was so pleased, saying,

“I have had a really wonderful time at RGS and I am very grateful for the help and support I have received from the amazing teachers here. I am so excited about moving onto the next chapter, having been so well prepared for life beyond RGS. I am so grateful to the maths department for all the support and encouragement they have given me”.


Veterinary Medicine for Harrison Scholar Katie

Katie C has been supported financially throughout her time at RGS by the kind benefaction of the Harrison Foundation, set up by the late Sir Peter Harrison. The Harrison scholarships help our commitment to social mobility for students living in the Borough of Reigate and Banstead.  

Katie came to RGS from St Joseph’s Primary School in Redhill and leaves with straight A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths to pursue a career in veterinary medicine at Cambridge University. Katie has worked with animals from a young age, spending many hours at her local stables each week handling horses, sheep, pigs, and dogs. It is this environment which encouraged her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.  

Katie has been an integral member of the RGS community during her seven years at RGS performing in the Senior Maths Challenge, Chemistry and Biology Olympiads and has recently achieved her Gold DofE award. About her time at RGS, Katie said,

“I’ve just loved everything about my time at RGS. There’s such a great community spirit and ethos and if I had to highlight one thing, it would be the great communication with teachers. They’re always there to support both you and your family and they’ve just been fantastic. I really enjoyed doing my Bronze and Gold DofE awards and am now looking forward to starting to prepare for life at university.” 


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