Best ever GCSE results at King’s

Today our pupils are celebrating in style with some of the best GCSE results ever recorded at The King’s School.

56% of all the King’s GCSE results received were at the top A* grade, our highest result since the introduction of the A* grade in 2007.

Ten of our students achieved 11 A* grades or more:

Kate Jenkinson (11 A* and 1 A).

James Clark (11 A*)

Emilia Cotgrove (11 A*)

Alasdair Daniels (11 A*)

Mariam Littler (11 A*)

Owen Parsonage (11 A*)

Laura Scott (11 A*)

Oliver Williams (11 A*)

Rohan Yesudian (11 A*)

In addition to his impressive 11 A* grades, Arjun Periasamy is one of only nine students in the whole country to achieve 100% in Further Maths, from an entry of 19,000 students. 8 of the 18 A* grades achieved in Further Maths were graded a distinction level A^ indicating these were top performances in this subject.

A further six students received 10 A* grades or more:

Anna Chadwick (10 A*, 2 A)

Robin Fryar (10 A*, 1 A)

Ben Hardy-Jones (10 A*, 1 A)

Oliver Irvine (10 A*)

Amogh Patil (10 A*, 1 A)

Mehtaab Shergill (10 A*, 1 A)

23 other students gained 10 A*/ A grades or more and 60% of all our students gained 9 A*/A grades or more. In total, 80% of all the grades achieved at King’s were at A*/A grade. This is again one of the highest ever A*/A percentages seen at King’s. In addition 94% were of GCSEs were graded A*/B.

New Headmaster Mr George Hartley said, “The pupils and staff are absolutely over the moon with these record-breaking results and rightly so after a great deal of hard work from the students along with the fantastic support of their teachers. I am thrilled to be starting as the new Headmaster at King’s on this happy day of outstanding achievement.

Such results are even more impressive considering how busy the students are in their involvement with the broader, character-forming activities King’s offers in sport, music and drama to name but a few. It has also been really heart-warming to learn of the remarkable achievements of some individuals who have suffered personal hardships during their courses; another huge tribute to the care provided and compassion shown by our staff.

I am now looking forward to meeting and getting to know all the pupils as individuals and working with the staff to make the very most of them going forward.”