Richmond upon Thames students receive A-Level results

18 August 2022

Sixth forms students in Richmond upon Thames received their A-Level results today.

As expected, this year’s results show a decrease from the record teacher assessed results of the last two years, at both a local and national level.

Today’s provisional results, based on the information currently received from schools, show that 89% of all A-Level entries in borough school sixth forms were awarded A* - C grades, considerably above the national average of 83%. The proportion of entries achieving the top A* - A grades, 45%, also remains well above the national average of 36%.

The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns had a significant disruption on in-person learning for many students in the borough. This year’s school leavers were the first to sit A-level exams since the pandemic began. This year’s marking scheme returned to the original pre-pandemic scheme rather than using last year’s generous marking guidelines which has led to a fall in the overall pass rate this year with many students falling short of their predicted grades. The overall pass rate remains in line with the national average.

Cllr Penny Frost, Chair of the Education and Children’s Services Committee, said:

“I would like to send my congratulations to all the students who have received their A-Level results today on what is a significant day for them. While some students may be disappointed with their results today it is important to know that these exams results are not the end of the road.

“Many students will have experienced significant disruption to learning as a result of the pandemic. If you did not receive the grades you had hoped for it is important to know that there are many other roads that you can take to get you to your desired destination.

“I would like to wish all students the best of luck in the next step of their development, whether they are going onto university, employment, an apprenticeship or further training – I hope you achieve your dreams!”

If your grades were not what you expected, Achieving for Children’s 14-25 team can provide support during this difficult time. For support and advise call the Summer Support helpline to talk to a qualified careers adviser to discuss your options. The line is open from 12 to 4pm from 18 to 31 August 2022. Alternatively, please email:

Waiting for exam results can be a stressful time for students. To support the mental health of young people in Richmond upon Thames young people can access Kooth - a free, safe and anonymous place for young people to find online support and counselling.

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Updated: 18 August 2022

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