Outstanding GCSE results leave students star-struck!

GCSE jumping GCSE 10 A stars Eleanor Toms and Sam Bryning Buxton GCSE Congleton

2015 GCSE Exam Results

2015 GCSE results have left students at King’s literally seeing stars! Of the 145 students in Year 11:

  • 74 students achieved the top A* grade in one or more subjects
  • 45 students achieved 9 As and better
  • 9 students achieved 9 A*s and better, and
  • around a quarter of the year group achieved at least 5 A*s

The outstanding results showed:

  • 25% of all grades were at A*
  • 58% of all grades were at A*/A and
  • 83% of grades were A* – B

A number of our academic departments  achieved incredibly high A*/A rates including: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Latin, Further Maths, Music, PE, Physics and Religious Studies, all of which achieved at least two thirds of all grades at A*/A.

Among some of the stellar individual performances are two students (second photo) who each achieved an incredible 10 A*s. Sam Bryning, from Poynton, who is also a school team cricketer and rugby player hopes his clean sweep of 10A*s will ultimately lead to a career in the City. North of England hockey star Eleanor Toms, from Poynton who also aced all 10 GCSE with A stars.

Other students with straight A*/As are (third photo) are Sameera Lyons, from Chapel who got seven A*s and three As and wants to be an orthopaedic surgeon; Alex Blundell, from Chapel, who got seven A*s and two As and wants to be become a producer; Amy Johnson, from Buxton, who got six A*s and three As and wants to become a doctor; hockey player and Duke of Edinburgh medallist Rhys Bowen, from Buxton, who got seven A*s and two A grades; Elena Boden, from Combs, who got four A*s and five A grades and wants to work in criminal psychology; Duke of Edinburgh medallist Poppy Kirk, from Whaley Bridge, who got seven A*s and three As; William Thomson, from Buxton, who got nine A*s and one A and wants to study either Geography or Economics and William McIlveen, from High Peak who got six A*s and three A grades and wants to study Maths at Oxford or Cambridge.

Headmaster Dr Simon Hyde says: “It is wonderful to see so many delighted students, whose hard-work and determination has reaped such fabulous rewards. These incredibly strong results will see the overwhelming majority of pupils progress to our Sixth Form to pursue their academic dreams.”

Pictured (fourth photo) are Esther Wain, from Bosley, who got two A*s and seven As and wants to work in international relations; Michael Abrahamse, who got six A*s and four As and wants to become a doctor and Tanisha Orchard, who got nine A*s and one A and says she “wants to make a difference” after studying A Levels in King’s Sixth Form.

For several consecutive years, our Girls’ Division GCSE results have been amongst the very best in Cheshire, and this year seems to be no exception. In 2015, Year 11 girls achieved the following stellar grades:

  • Over a third of all girls got 9 As or better
  • 20 girls got an amazing 9 As or better
  • 3 girls got 9 A*S

For details of our 2014 academic results, please click here