Celebrating Success at The King’s

Parents and students gathered in eager anticipation at The King’s on Thursday for the GCSE results. Two thirds of all students in the school achieved the new national benchmark of five A*-C including English and maths. More striking perhaps for this intake however, was the fact that 100% of all students entered for the additional AQA ‘use of maths’ qualification achieved A* - B grade as well as 90% achieving their double science which is anoutstanding achievement.

Successes of all students were celebrated early on Thursday morning. At the pinnacle of academic performance were:

James Ashcroft – 2 9s, 1 8, 1A* and 7As

Fintan Spruce – 1 9, 1 8, 1 A*, 5As and 2Bs

Jordan Randles – 3 8s, 5As and 3Bs

Daniel Tunnicliffe – 1 9, 1 8, 1 7, 2As and 4Bs

Georgia Bell – 1 8, 1 7, 1 A*, 2 As and 1B

Saphron Chambers – 1 7, 1 8, 2As, 3Bs and 1C

Alicia Arnold – 3 7s, 1 A, 4 Bs and 3Cs

Indeed, irrespective of the highest grade passes, The King’s proudly handed out results to countless students who had worked so incredibly hard to score as well as they were able and who will now embark upon exciting individual paths as they define their own futures.

Executive headteacher, Emily Verow, commented, “The King’s team is proud of each and every one of our young people. I would like to thank all parents, along with teaching and support staff who have worked incredibly hard to provide our students with guidance and encouragement and the best possible learning opportunities. We always seek continuous improvement and do this by making sure that every individual student gets exactly what they need for their future.”

Deputy headteacher and director of student attainment and progress, Mr Will Wilson added, “All the students have worked so hard, particularly in a changing landscape of qualifications in England. It is particularly pleasing to note the strong performance in Mathematics and English qualifications, despite fundamental changes to both of these cornerstone subjects. We are very pleased with the performance of a number of subjects where the majority of students achieved A*-C grades this year. Notably, in French, geography, media, sports studies, music, business studies and computer science we have seen a three year upward trend in attainment and in the English and maths combined standard headline measure”

Staff at The King’s were also delighted with the achievements of their Sixth Form students last week where the pass rate was 100 per cent. Since last year, there is a significant increase in the ‘applied general headline figure’ from a merit to a distinction +. Once again, BTEC and CACHE results exceeded their average grade target. All students who applied for university were also successful in gaining a place.