Following the success of the RBAI European Youth Parliament team at the Northern Ireland Session in March, the team progressed to the EYPUK National Session and competed with teams from across the United Kingdom. After four days of team building in which the boys got to know the members of their committees; committee work in which the resolutions on complex European issues were created; and the all-important General Assembly in which the proposed resolutions were debated, the RBAI team emerged victorious.
The Principal, Janet Williamson M.A.(Oxon), this week formally launched the new Scholarship and Exhibition Programme which will reward excellence and outstanding ability across a range of disciplines.
At the end of an outstanding year for RBAI, the Upper Sixth have achieved excellent A Level results. Their year can justifiably claim to excel in and out of the classroom. I congratulate the boys and their teachers on the increased achievements at A*, A, B and C grades, with the percentage of 3 A*-C grades significantly up on previous years. Well done to all the boys, particularly those who have achieved their target grades and who worked so hard to realise their potential.
Congratulations to the year 12 on their excellent examination results, raising standards even further at RBAI. With over 75% of all grades A*-B, and 21 departments over 90% A*-C, we have a lot to celebrate. I stand by our commitment to enable each boy to reach his full potential. In some cases we have exceptionally gifted students for whom success is 10+ A*/A. In other instances we are equally proud of the student for whom, having worked hard, a C or B grade is a real achievement.