Ricard's Lodge exam success and more
Ricard's Lodge gives YMT an update on exam successes and a trek to Peru:
At Ricards Lodge we are celebrating our best ever examination results at Key Stage Four in the same year that students were taking the reformed GCSE course in English Language, Literature and mathematics. In these courses 78% of the students achieved a grade 4 and above in both English and mathematics with 74% achieving the equivalent of the old measure of 5 or more GCSE's at A*-C. Additionally we are so delighted that 33% of all grades were at A/A* or the equivalent and that 24 of our students gained 10 or more A/A* or equivalent.
In RR6 we are again celebrating our best results in those top grades with 31% of the grades for the female students at A/A* or equivalent with all other measures being above the national average. RR6 students have now gone on to a wide range of Universities up and down the UK including: Homerton College, Cambridge; Birmingham, Queen Mary University of London; Exeter and beyond. A number are having a gap year with others taking up apprenticeships in a range of fields.
The summer was also a busy time for a group of students who spent a month with Camps International trekking and working in Peru. The group visited a number of key places including Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in Peru, the Colca Valley, Cusco, Ollantaytambo and Arequipa; as well as reaching the stunning 15th century Inca citadel of Machu Picchu at 2,430 metres above sea level. They worked hard in a number of local community and environmental projects.
Katie; “There was a great sense of achievement when reaching Machu Picchu. A highlight of project work was definitely designing and painting a mural for the Kindergarten at Camp Colca.”
Mia; “Going to Peru and being privileged enough to assist the lives of a range of communities is something I would say is a once in a lifetime opportunity and if I could do it again, I'd do it in a heartbeat! Seeing the glee on the faces of those I had helped is something I will treasure as an extraordinary experience!"
Ellie; “The trip was amazing! It was incredible seeing the culture and way of life for the communities in Peru. The project work we did was so much fun and will benefit the local people so much.”
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