Celebrations at The King’s School after ‘fantastic’ A-level results

Kings School students received their A-level results. Harriet Dicks, Amber Gardner, Emily Howell, An

Kings School students received their A-level results. Harriet Dicks, Amber Gardner, Emily Howell, Annabel Gosling and Imogen McKay prepare to open their results. Ref sho 33-16AW 3875. Picture: Alex Walton. - Credit: Archant

‘The students are a credit to themselves and their families’

Jubilant students have cause for celebration after earning an ‘absolutely fantastic’ set of A-level results that are among the best for The King’s School.

Of the A2-grades, 22 per cent were A* or A, and the academy achieved a 100 per cent overall pass rate - with almost 76 per cent of the marks in the A*-C bracket, showing hard work has paid off.

More than 90 per cent of Year 13 students passed their extended project, with 56 per cent attaining the top A*-A.

AS-level results were described as ‘particularly pleasing’ as a fifth of the students achieved the Government’s ‘gold standard’ of a minimum A, A, B.

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Almost a third secured at least three A*-B grades - despite challenges with changes to the system.

Headteacher Faith Jarrett said: “There are some absolutely fantastic results. We are so pleased for all those students who have done so well and wish every single student a happy and successful future. Our thanks as ever go to the families for their constant support and encouragement and to all the staff who have helped these young people achieve so much.

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“The students really are a credit to themselves and to their families.”

Phoebe Hennell, 18, who achieved three A* grades and one A, said: “I got my place at Hull York Medical School. I have been spending the last week looking at clearing in case I did not get the grades I needed. I’m very surprised.”

Lilly Keen, 18, was ‘overwhelmed’ to get two A* and two As that will enable her to study religion, philosophy and ethics at Birmingham University.

She said: “I did not expect to get such high marks. I was aiming for all Bs, so have exceeded all expectations.”

Poppy Snowling, 18, was similarly delighted with her two A* grades and two As. She is going on to study dentistry and said the achievement was so unexpected, she had already signed up to work an eight-hour shift on results day.

Rob Dockley, 18, scored A, B, A, and said he is relieved to have secured a place at Bristol University’s School of Veterinary Sciences.

Head girl Millie Perkins, 18, was over the moon with her A* and three A grades and will be going to her first choice – The University of the West of England, Bristol, to study business management and marketing.

Benjamin Thompson, 18, said: “I’m really pleased. I got C, D, D, and have got into my first choice – The University of Chichester - to do outdoor and adventure education. I have been so nervous for the last week and it’s such a relief to open them. I worked my socks off this year and it’s all paid off now. It’s been a really hard two years but really worth it.”

Richard Gerry, head of sixth form, said: “It’s a really strong set of results both for A-levels and new subjects coming through. There have been amazing individual achievements. The students have all done incredibly well.”

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