Talented GCSE students reach for the stars

Star students are on cloud nine after picking up top GCSE results.

Family and friends gathered outside the school with great anticipation on Thursday morning and were thrilled to receive some fantastic results.

The year group performed exceptionally well overall and were congratulated by Headmaster George Hartley for the maturity they have demonstrated in overcoming so many challenges in the last 18 months.

Mr Hartley said: “We’ve talked a lot over the last year and a half about how our pupils, from Willow Lodge to Sixth Form, have impressed us with their ability to adapt and thrive under some difficult circumstances.

“For this particular year group to face all of that uncertainty and maintain the work ethic required to come out with these results is no small feat. They have shown a focus and drive well beyond their years and this should be acknowledged and celebrated.

“They are a very impressive group of young people and I am delighted that we will be welcoming back so many of them to King’s Sixth Form next month.”

The following students achieved 11 grade 9s:
Emily Coopman, Hannah Evans, Victoria Froehling, Honey Holmes, Jack Lally, Vincent Luc, Alex Matijasevich, Jake Roberts, Nithikka Senthil Kumar and Isabel Sykes.

The following students achieved outstanding results:
Mahima Hansoge (ten grade 9s), Vibha Shetty (ten grade 9s), James Bailey (ten grade 9s), Jack Hayter (ten grade 9s), Phoebe Davies (nine grade 9s and one grade 8), Olivia Whorrall-Campbell (nine grade 9s and one 8), James Jacob (nine grade 9s, two grade 8), Mahir Ahsan (nine grade 9s, two grade 8s and one grade 7), Adele Bracegirdle (seven grade 9s and two grade 8s), Aria Praveen (eight grade 9s and three 8s), Beth Aldridge (seven grade 9s and three grade 8s), Ted Toovey (seven grade 9s and three grade 8s), Carina Chau (eight grade 9s, two grade 8s and one grade 7) and Oliver Harrington (eight grade 9s, one grade 8 and two grade 7s).