King’s Year 13 students were celebrating today after receiving their A Level results.
Students are enjoying well deserved success and planning their futures as they collect the results of what are referred to as the new ‘tougher’ A Level courses introduced two years ago.
Overall results at King’s this year are very pleasing, with 40% of all grades at A*/A and over 70% of all grades at A* to B.
Headmaster Dr Simon Hyde said: “It is always a wonderful day, when we can celebrate with our students, their parents and staff the culmination of two year’s hard work. Our talented students have achieved a fantastic set of results, opening doors to their chosen courses and universities, and they too have achieved wonderful sporting, creative and musical successes and now have the skills and resilience to see them through the next stage of their learning journeys.”
Students are going on to study a wide range of courses - from Art and Motorsport Engineering to Medicine, Law and PPE - at some of the country’s most prestigious institutions including Cambridge, LSE and Imperial.
Pictured (back row, from left) are: Harry Collett, who achieved A*AAA and will study Chemical Engineering at Leeds University; John Daly, who achieved A*AAB and will read Politics at King’s College, London; Lydia Shone, who achieved A*A*A and an A* in her EPQ, who will study Medicine at Leeds University; Megan Whitely, who achieved A*A*A*A* and will read Anglo Saxon, Norse & Celtic at Clare College, Cambridge; Fiona Beeston, who achieved A*A*A and an A* in her EPQ and will read Classics at Durham; Maisie Rowlinson, who got A*A*A and an A in her EPQ and will study Fine Art; Adam Murray, who achieved A*AA and an A* in his EPQ and will study Mechanical Engineering at Leeds University; and Sam Andresen, who achieved A*A*A*A, and will study Maths & Computer Science at Imperial.
In the prestigious Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), which is valued by universities, 75% of all grades are A*/A and 95% at A* - B.
Twin sisters Megan and Beth Whiteley were all smiles, after achieving six A*s and two As between them. Megan (left) is joining Clare College, Cambridge and Beth is going to Germany for a year to hone her language skills before joining Exeter University to study History.
Joseph Carey achieved a hat trick of A grades and will now join Leeds University to study Civil Engineering, while Hannah Bailey achieved AAB and will take a gap year before going on to study dentistry at Liverpool.
Maisie Rowlinson (left), who got A*A*A and an A in her EPQ and will study Fine Art at Nottingham Trent; and Joshua Clayfield achieved ABC and will now study Law at City, University of London.
School Captains John Daly and Anna Kaczmarczyk have both been fantastic role models at the school. Talented musician and singer John achieved A*AAB and will study Politics at King's College London; while Anna achieved A*AA will study Psychology at Edinburgh University.
Students from the High Peak were among King’s top performers: Gwen Rayworth got AAA and will read Chemistry at York; Lydia Shone got A*A*A*A and will read Medicine at Leeds; Charlotte Wardle got AAAA and will read Business Management at Sheffield University, and Martha Oddy got A*AAA and will read Medicine at Keele.
King's Sixth Form Open Evening will take place on Wednesday 2 October 2019, 6:30pm.