King’s pupils have celebrated another incredible set of exam results, which are among the best in the region.
This year's GCSE results are significantly up on last year with 60% of grades at 9-7 (A*/A equivalent) - up 12% on last year - and 82% of all grades at 9-6 (A*-B equivalent). In an impressive performance, over a third of pupils got at least nine grades at 9-7 (A*/A).
Eleven pupils achieved a stunning 11 of the top 9-7 grades (A*/A), achieving the prestigious additional award in Further Maths. Two talented students, Jacob Brown and Wadoud Charbak (pictured) achieved a coveted A^ (an A* with distinction) to go with their other impressive grades.
nearly all academic departments achieved over half of all their results at the top A*/A (9-7) grades, including Maths, Further Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Art, Computing, English Literature, French, German, Spanish, Geography, Music, PE and Religion & Philosophy.
Of the cohort of 124 pupils, a whopping three quarters of them received a 9/8 grade (A* equivalent) in at least one subject.
25 students got a full set of 9/8 grades or A*s and pictured are an awesome eight students of the very best (from left):
Hockey player Charlotte Smith got five 9s, four 8s and one A; chorister Rowan Sutton, from Chinley, got five 9s, and five 8s and an A*; top sportsman Joe Tabachnik, from Nether Alderley got seven 9s, three 8s and one A; Molly Robertson, who ultimately wants to read Medicine, got six 9s and four 8s; musician and kick boxer Amanda Vel got a stellar set of ten 9s and an A* and wants to become a materials scientist; talented sports woman Freya Shaughnessy got seven 9s and three 8s; Duke of Edinburgh award holder and netballer Elin Rands got eight 9s and two 8s, while Alistair Griffin, from Stoke, got five 9s and four 8s and says “the best thing about King’s is the teachers.”
King’s Headmaster Dr Hyde said: “These superb results are due to the hard work of a particularly impressive year group and to King’s strong focus on contemporary pedagogy which aims to enable all our young men and women to realise their full potential. It is important to recognize that at the same time as achieving these impressive results, these young people are playing a full role in the sporting, musical and creative life of the school and many are representing clubs and their county in sport and contributing to choirs and conservatoires too.”
Talented twins Tom and Sarah Turner achieved a total of 22 9-6 (A*-B) grades between them! Tom getting one 9, three 8s, two 7s, four 6s and an A in Further Maths. Sarah achieved seven 9s, one eight and two 7s and a B in Further Maths, while Tom got one 9, three 8s, two 7s, four 6s and an A in Further Maths. Both are joining King’s Sixth Form, with Sarah studying Biology, Chemistry and Spanish A Levels.
Finn Saunders, from Knutsford, achieved a string of 9-7 grades plus an A in Further Maths. The talented rugby player and DofE Silver Award holder is going on to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths A Levels in King’s Sixth Form and hopes to study Dentistry at university.
Head Girl Flossie Blackwell was all smiles after receiving her impressive results of ten grades at 9-6 (A*-B). The talented sportswoman will study A Levels in English Language, Geography and Psychology in King’s Sixth Form before pursuing a career in in humanitarian journalism.
Among the best performances were a quartet of high flyers from Knutsford: sprint champion Sam Worthington got one 9, two 8s, three 7s and four sixes and wants to work in social engineering. Hockey player Jack Ancell got four 8s, five 7s and two 6s and wants to work in agriculture. Sportswoman and Duke of Edinburgh award holder Betty Kemp got one 9, three 8s, five 7s and one 6. Rugby player Oliver Gandy got three nines and six 8s and wants to use his excellent GCSE as a stepping stone towards reading Medicine.
A magnificent seven pupils from Buxton and the High Peak aced their exams. From left: rock climber and Arkwright Scholar Ben McIlveen got three 8s, four 7s and three 6s and wants to work as an engineer. Sailor and Duke of Edinburgh award holder Bryn Barker got four 9s, three 8s and three 7s and wants to study Medicine. Louis Bradbury got two 9s, three 8s, two 7s, two 6s and one 5 and will study Maths, Further Maths, Computer Science and Physics in King’s Sixth Form. Hockey star and head girl Flossie Blackwell got one 9, one 8, five 7s and three 6s. Brilliant National Youth Orchestra violinist Georgina Bloomfield got four 9s, three 8s and three 7s. Choir singer Rowan Sutton got five 9s and five 8s, while Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award holder Sam Wilcock got two 9s, two 8s, four 7s one 6, one 5 and an A* in Further Maths and will now study Maths, Further Maths, Computer Science and Physics A levels at King's.