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The Richmond upon Thames School

The Richmond upon Thames School

Excellence Through Endeavour

GCSE Exam Results

Exam Results 2023

Performance measures based on qualification results from 2022/23 cannot be directly compared to measures from 2021/22. This is because a different grading approach was used in 2021/22, to take account of the impact of the pandemic.

In 2022/23 there was a return to pre-pandemic standards for GCSEs, AS and A levels, with protection built into the grading process to recognise the disruption that students have faced.

  • 147 students sat GCSE exams at RTS

Performance highlights

  • 54% of the year group were entered for Ebacc qualifications

  • English and Maths at grade 5 or above was above the national average 

  • English and Maths at grade 4 or above was above the national average 

  • Progress 8 was average (Students at RTS achieved a similar grade in each qualification on average, compared to similar pupils across the country).

  • EBacc average point score was above the national average

  • Overall, Attainment 8 was in line with the national average

Student Destinations

Our 2023 cohort moved on to excellent destinations including Esher College, Richmond upon Thames College, Strodes College, Tiffin Sixth Form, Waldegrave Sixth Form, Orleans Park Sixth Form and Kingston College.

To support student choices we hold a Post-16 evening each year for our Year 11 students and their families; students follow a Destination Post-16 programme in their Enrichment lessons; college and post 16 destination application and interview support are offered; work experience opportunities alongside sixth form taster lessons, university campus visits and a programme of post 16 support for students with SEND. All students in Year 11 have a one-to-one meeting with a member of the Senior Leadership Team at the start of the autumn term to discuss their Post-16 options and ensure their choices are aspirational and achievable. 

Students are supported by a Careers Advisor from the Educational Development Trust, Achieving for Children,  who provide 1:2:1 support to students at different points in the school year. Alongside this we have a CEIAG coordinator, Ms Broadbent, who develops and leads our careers curriculum.

DfE School Performance Data Website

Visit the DfE School Performance data site where more achievement and attainment data for the school can be found here

Performance Measures 2023

Performance Measaure 2023
Year 11 Students entered for exams 147
Ebacc Entry


Ebacc Average Point Score 4.3
Percentage achieving Grade 4 or above in English and Maths 70%
Percentage achieving Grade 5 or above in English and Maths 51%
Percentage achieving Grade 4 or above in English 84%
Percentage achieving Grade 4 or above in Maths 71%
Progress 8 -0.22
Attainment 8 46.7

Percentage of students staying in education or going into employment after key stage 4

Awaiting National Data


Ofsted visited The Richmond upon Thames School in January 2020 (report published 16 May 2020) and judged the school to be “outstanding” for Personal Development and “Good” overall. Details of this inspection can be found here.