Our Year 13 pupils are receiving their results this morning, as an unprecedented academic year comes to an end for these pupils who are now moving on to the next stage of their learning journeys.
Overall, results are up on last year's excellent results. We are immensely proud of our pupils' hard work, resilience, positive attitude and achievements throughout their time at King’s.
Headmaster Dr Hyde said: “I am full of admiration for this superb group of young people: they have faced turmoil, uncertainty and change over the last few months and have had to be flexible and resilient. Despite the challenges, their achievements have been recognised and this enables them to progress to the next stage of their journey, whether that is their chosen university, apprenticeship or employment.
"The hard work of these students throughout their time at King’s and their achievements not just academically, but across a range of musical, creative and sporting disciplines, will ensure their future success in their chosen fields.”
Many students have achieved exceptional results and are celebrating their success today. Lucy Gosnay, from Wilmslow, achieved an A* in Psychology, an A* in Business, an A in English language and an A* in her EPQ. The grade 7 violinist is now going to study Psychology at the University of York. Long term, Lucy hopes to become a clinical psychologist.
Nico Caplin, from Alderley Edge, achieved an A* in Religious Studies, an A* in Politics, an A* in Psychology, plus an A* in his EPQ. The 1st XV Rugby player will now head off to the University of Bristol to study a Masters in Psychology with Innovation. Longer term, he hopes to work as a British Army Intelligence Officer.
Timothy Parkinson from Wilmslow achieved an A* in Maths, an A* in Further Maths, an A in Music and an A* in Physics. The talented musician is now going on to read Mathematics at Durham University.
School Captain Kieran Cullen achieved A*s in Biology, English Literature, Maths and Chemistry and will now study Medicine at Claire College, Kieran, who has been a star member of the King's drama troupe both on and off stage, said: "Personally I am fine as are most of my friends, but for others I know it's a bit of a mess this year and I am sure there will be many appeals."
Jodie Foxton from Whaley Bridge was awarded an A* in Geography, an A in Economics, a A in Chemistry and an A in her EPQ. Jodie, who is a talented long-distance runner and pianist and whose long-term ambitions are to work in corporate finance, is now joining the University of Liverpool to study Accounting and Finance with a year in industry.
Nicole Tadjeran, from Congleton, is delighted to have achieved
the results needed to pursue her life-long ambition to study medicine. A dedicated community volunteer, Nicole was awarded As in Chemistry, Biology and an A* in Physics. Nicole will study Medicine at Leeds University and wants to be surgeon. Her compassion for others has been evident all through her school career, teaching Maths and team-working in local primary schools in and around Macclesfield and Congleton.
Aisling Day was shocked and relieved to get four A*s, which means she can now study Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. A cellist in the Halle Youth Orchestra, Aisling said:
"If you had asked me several months ago I would have very much have wanted to sit all my exams, but having got my results I am shocked to have done so well and a bit relieved."
Grace Harrison, from Henbury got three A stars in English, History and
Business and was thrilled by her results of three A*s. "I worked very hard to get these results and I am delighted to be able to go up to Leeds to read History. It’s been a tough few months and now I am just looking forward to enjoying my course and university life and getting as good a degree as possible."
Legal Eagle Olivia Holder got two A*s and an A and will now read Law at Durham. "I have been working consistently hard since I was 12 so feel I very much deserve these results but it will be tough for others who may have been timing their push for the exams."