King's pupils were ecstatic after bucking the national trend on GCSE results day. Despite a nationwide downturn in GCSE results, King's results are up on last year and the best since 2014.
Overall, 43% of all grades are at 9/8 (A*); 64% of grades are at 9-7 (A*-A); over 81% of grades are 9-6 (A*-B); a third of pupils got at least 9 x 9-7s (A*/A); and three quarters of pupils got a 9/8 (A*) in at least one subject.
Jason Slack, Head of Foundation, said: "We all feel incredibly proud of this year's GCSE students. Their results represent the best externally awarded grades for nine years and are fully deserved by a committed cohort, particularly against a national picture of a significant decline in the number of top grades.
"We believe our inspirational learning environment and teaching have helped our young people to reach the highest academic standards, but we appreciate their strength of character and hard work are the major factors. Alongside their academic achievements, they have excelled in other areas of school life and I have no doubt they will go on to greatness in the future."
Pictured above (from left to right) are musician and sailor Annabel Hawkins, who got eleven grade 9s and one 8 grade and eventually wants to read Computer Science at Cambridge. Ali Hussain, a keen cricketer, hockey player and big band member from Wilmslow, who got eight 9s, two 8s and one 7. Pianist and chorister Margi Javle, who got nine 9s and one 8 and wants to go on to be a doctor. Cross-country star and multi-instrument musician Sebastian Fitzgerald, who got eight 9s and two 8s and wants to be a linguist. Duke of Edinburgh awardee Tasha Clark, who got nine 9s and one eight and wants to go on to be a lawyer. Lucy Hancock, who got eight 9s, two eights and a six and wants to train as a nurse. Daisy Webb, who got eight 9s and three 8s and wants to to study Medicine at Cambridge and keen horse woman Freya Ambrey-Brosnahan, who got eight 9s and two 8s and wants to read Law at Oxford.
Prestbury twins Elijah and Kyna Willcocks were thrilled not only for themselves but more importantly for each other on GCSE results day. They moved to England from South Africa only two years ago and both produced some stunning GCSE results. Elijah, got one 9, seven 8s, two 7s and a 6 while twin sister Kyna got one 9, one 8, six 7s and two 6s.
Kyna, who wants to be a teacher, said: "We are not competitive at all when it comes to school work. We work together and support each other and hope each other does well."
Elijah, who wants to be a doctor, added: "I suppose I am stronger in the sciences and Kyna is more talented in the creative subjects, but we complement each other rather than compete." They both added that King's had 'worked tirelessly' to help them adapt from life in Johannesburg.
The pair did spend half a year catching up with the British system, but as Head, Jason Slack, said: "They are a very talented pair of young people who embraced change and are an immense credit to their family. We are very proud of them and look forward to continuing to teach them in King's Sixth Form."
Pictured above (front) is trampoline champion Emily Burton, who got one 9, two 8s, three 7s and three 6s and wants to study Psychology and Counselling at university. At the back (from left are): rugby player and Duke of Edinburgh award holder Jad Kazzaz, who got a stunning seven 9s and four 8s and eventually wants to study Computer Engineering. Fellow rugby player Amos Antony, who got two 8s, five 7s and three 6s and is going to take A Levels in Maths, Business and Economics at King’s. Footballer and musician Jake Porter, who got one 8 and eight 7s and will read Geography, Physics and Economics in the King's Sixth Form. Asher Raymon, who got a brilliant seven 9s, three 8s and one 7 and wants to read Computer Science at university.
From left to right are some of the young academic high flyers from Knutsford and district. Thatcher Nulty got five 9s, two 8s, three 7s and one 4 and hopes his excellent results will lead to study at the London School of Economics. County hockey star and Duke of Edinburgh gold award candidate, Sophie Robinson, got four 8s, three 7s and four 6s and is another who wants to read Economics at university. Trampoline star and netball player Sophia Calderwood, got one 9, seven 8s, one 7 and one 6 and wants to read linguistics at university.
Cheerleading and trampoline coach Samantha Morrison got one 9, seven 8s, one 7 and two 6s and hopes her results will lead to a degree in Architecture. Duke of Edinburgh award holder Millie Swallow-Oakes got two 9s, five 7s, one 6 and one 5 and says she wants to eventually 'work on boats.' Finally Jenson Baldwin got one 9, four 8s, two 6s and one 5 and wants to be a successful entrepreneur.
Buxton twins Lucy (left) and Emily Hancock both performed brilliantly, but as musician and Duke of Edinburgh award holder Emily admitted, "there's no rivalry because we all know who would win and that's Lucy. She's always been brilliant."
Lucy would have been hard to beat as she achieved a stunning eight 9s, two 8s and one 6, while twin sister Emily scored a highly creditable two 8s, four 7s, two 6s and two 5s.
Lucy who wants to be a nurse added: "I’m just happy that we both did really well. We support each other, love each other and don't compete."
Proud father Paul was remaining diplomatic, "There's never a dull moment. Both have different abilities and I am happy to say they are not, nor ever will be, a mirror image of one another.”
Pictured above from left to right are: Connie Roden, who got five 9s, two 8s and two 7s and will study Drama, English and Maths A Levels. Netball star and Duke of Edinburgh award holder Daisy Sutton, who got two 9s, four 8s, two 7s and two 6s. Sophie Shephard, 16, who got three 9s, four 8s, and three 7s and wants to become an environmental scientist. Athlete and netball player Angel Wale-Akinlua, who got three 9s, five 8s and one 7 and wants to work in aerospace engineering. Pianist and singer Alice Powell, who got two 9s, four 8s and three 7s and wants to study Medicine. Finally, cricketer and big band member Ali Hussain, who got a stunning eight 9s, two 8s and a seven and will study Biology, Chemistry and Maths in the King's Sixth Form.
Pictured from left are: Thomas Krassowski, who has just returned from the school expedition to Borneo, and got three 8s, six 7s and one 6 and wants to become an electrical engineer. Amber, a leading school musician and member of the Halle Youth Choir, who got excellent results. Clarinet player and archer Natasha Williams, who got three 9s, six 8s and two 7s and wants to study Chemical Engineering. Lucy Hancock, who got eight 9s, two 8s and one 6 and wants to train as a nurse. Orienteering champion Jake O'Donnell, who got five 9s, four 8s and two 7s and wants to be a global traveller. Pianist and hockey player Tasha Clark, who got nine 9s and one 8 and wants to be a lawyer. Emily Hancock, who got two 8s, four 7s, two 6s and two 5s and wants to train as a teacher. Finally, Sebastian Fitzgerald, 16, from Hayfield, who got a stunning eight 9s and two 8s and wants to study languages.
Congratulations to all our pupils receiving results GCSE today and best wishes for your A Level studies.