Royal Grammar School, Newcastle A level results 2020

13th August 2020

85.0%1 of grades were A*-B and 28.2%2 of grades were A*.


Of the 167 Upper Sixth students entered for A Levels this year, a staggering 65 students achieved all A* and As, narrowly surpassing the success of their 2019 predecessors (64 students). 14 of these students gained a full set of A*s, again surpassing their 2019 predecessors (12 students).


In particular, we are immensely proud of the 15 means-tested bursary holders, who this year collectively secured 49 A Levels across 17 different subjects.  Five of these students secured all A*-As, with one securing four A*s.  Means tested bursary students, who represent 5% of the RGS student population, are all exceptional young people, from families who would not be able to attend the school without the philanthropic support of benefactors.


The stats above, do not account for any adjustments still to be made, where published exam results will be increased to meet mock exam grades, as announced by the Government on 12th August 2020.


These A Level results continue the school’s outstanding trend that has seen RGS Newcastle consistently ranked 1st in the Sunday Times’ top independent schools in the North of England.


Geoffrey Stanford, Headmaster, said: 

“While there have been understandable nerves about this year’s A Level results, particularly following the government’s announcement on Monday, overall our have students received grades which reflect RGS’s continued exceptional results, sustained over previous years.

We had high expectations for this particular cohort, who broke all RGS results records when they sat GCSE’s two years ago.  Given the strength of these students, there will undoubtedly be some who are disappointed with their Centre Assessed Grades being adjusted due to this year’s unique calculations. We have been looking closely at both the aggregate results and individual circumstances where appeals may be justified and will do our best to ensure that our students have not been unfairly disadvantaged. However, overall our students should be immensely proud of what they have achieved and we wish them the best of luck for the future.”