Students and staff at King's are celebrating after receiving an excellent set of A Level results. The first set of exam results based on normal examinations after two Covid-affected years, these students have worked incredibly hard to achieve a stellar set of results.
Overall, a fantastic 52% of all grades are at A*/A, and 84% of grades are A* - B.
Showing real determination and hard work over the last two years, over a third of students have achieved an A* in at least one subject and a third of the full cohort of students achieved AAA or above.
With multiple individual success stories, 77% of students are now joining their first choice of university, with courses ranging from Ancient History and Automotive Engineering to Law, Veterinary Medicine and Zoology.
Head of Foundation, Mr Jason Slack, says: “I’m extremely proud of our students who have been exceptional in their work ethic to gain success in their A levels despite the disruption to their studies in the last two years. Coping with uncertainty over how grades would be awarded from one year to the next and even the confusion over what might be included in exams through the provision of ‘advanced information’ from Exam Boards has required tenacity and patience and it’s all paid off in the end.”
Rosie Ibberson and Euan Usher (pictured left) both achieved the results they needed to join Oxford University. Rosie will be joining Pembroke College to study French after achieving A*A*A and an A in her EPQ, while Euan will join St Hilda's College to study Biochemistry after achieving A*A*A and an A in his EPQ.
Mr Slack added: “This has been an amazing year group and we are immensely proud of their achievements in all aspects of school life. They are leaving us with the confidence, skills and academic achievements to join the best universities across the country to study a diverse range of courses. Some have chosen equally exciting apprenticeships and we wish them all the very best for their future success.”
Pictured left are four of our students who all achieved three A*s or better: Ellis will now join the University of Exeter to study Applied Psychology (Clinical); talented pianist Abi achieved A*A*A*A and will study Politics & Sociology at Sheffield; Double Olympiad gold medallist Oliver Hall achieved a stunning A*A*A*A* and will now study Physics at Durham University; and winner of the school's poetry competition, Ella will study English Literature at Glasgow University.
School Captain and Gold DoE Award holder Charlie (left) achieved ABB and an A in his EPQ and will be joining the University of Exeter to study Geography; national league hockey player Scarlett will be joining Bristol University to study Business with a year abroad; Engineering award winner Max achieved AAB and will now join University of Warwick to study Automotive Engineering and hopes ultimately to become an F1 Engineer at McLaren; and Sam achieved A*AA and will now head to Spain for a year before studying Business.
Future medics and vets include charity fundraiser Trinity (left), who achieved A*A*A and will spend a year medical volunteering before joining medical school; First team rugby player Harry who achieved AAA will undertake a gap year as a rugby coach at King's before heading off to study Medicine; Holly who achieved AAA and will now join Leeds University to study Medicine; School Prefect and Silver DoE Award holder Nohan, who achieved A*A*A and will now join Birmingham University Medical School; and Lottie who will fulfil a life-long ambition to study Veterinary Medicine at Liverpool University after achieving A*AA.
Gold DoE Award holder Pieter (left) achieved ABBB and will now study Biochemistry at Sheffield university; Millie, who achieved A*A*B and will now join Loughborough University to study Psychology; Ella will study English Literature at Glasgow University and Ellis, who achieved A*A*A* and will join the University of Exeter to study Applied Psychology (Clinical).
Rugby first XV star Olly Muirhead, achieved AB and a Distinction and will now read Business Management at Newcastle university. Next to him is Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award holder and First XI hockey player Charlotte Woods, who got AAB and has deferred for a year and will then study Philosophy at university.
Pictured with future vet Lottie (left) are Rosie, who is heading off to Oxford University, Anique, who is joining Newcastle University to study Psychology after achieving A*A*B, and Ruth who achieved A*AA and will now study English Literature at York University.
Pictured from left are Black Belt Taekwondo and grade 8 pianist Madeline, who achieved A*AA and will now study Psychology & Neuroscience at Bristol University; Connie who achieved A*AA and will now join Bath University to study International Development & Economics; Millie who achieved A*A*B and will now join Loughborough University to study Psychology; Ruth who achieved A*AA and will now study English Literature at York University; Lilly who achieved A*AA and will now study Comics and Graphic Novels at Teeside University; Lottie who will study Veterinary Medicine at Liverpool University after achieving A*AA; Mackenzie who achieved A*AA and will now study Computer Science at Lancaster University; Euan who will join St Hilda's College to study Biochemistry after achieving A*A*A and an A in his EPQ; Holly who achieved AAA and will now join Leeds University to study Medicine; rugby First Team player Billy who achieved A*A* A and will now study Economics & Finance at Newcastle University; and national league hockey player Scarlett who will be joining Bristol University to study Business with a year abroad.