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GCSE Results 2016

posted 19 Aug 2016, 05:53 by   [ updated 8 Sep 2016, 00:25 by Kingsley Academy ]

GCSE Results 2016

Kingsley Academy is delighted to announce that our 2016 GCSE results showed extremely good progress for almost all students with a very positive Progress 8 score. This new government indicator, which measures achievement over 8 subjects, including maths, English, sciences, humanities and modern foreign languages, showed that students at Kingsley Academy made more progress than similar students nationally. We are particularly pleased that this is the case for both English and maths. In key subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, humanities, Spanish and art and design, over 75% of students gained C or better.  44% of our students gained at least one A or A*; 20% of these gained 5 or more top grades in a range of subjects.

Outstanding students this year included Amarpreet SB, Shyana G and Hamsa Z (10 A*/A each) and Moataz A, Tharini V and Kimrinjeet M, each earning  9 A/A*.  We are also hugely proud of students whose personal progress has been way in advance of government expectations, such as  Ola A, Rajat P, Yuliya B and Taleb H.

Students were very excited and a few left some memorable quotes. Giovanni F said: “The school helped me to a huge extent since I moved very late in the year...Kingsley managed to get me through my GCSEs and I am ecstatic...teachers were excellent at teaching what you need to know for the exams specifically, which is the key to succeeding.” Tareek D was among many who wanted to thank the teachers “who gave up their own time to give after school sessions” to help them prepare for exams, and Moataz described his education at Kingsley Academy as “excellent”.

Principal Lesley Kirby says: “These results build on the hard work undertaken by the academy community last year, where students’ involvement in a wide range of exciting activities enriched their learning experiences. Among these we include STEM projects, TalentEd - a national gifted and talented project - and prestigious university summer schools placements awarded to some of our ambitious Year 12s. We continue to build on our current strengths so that we look forward to even greater success in the future for our students and our academy. I want to thank all the staff for their dedication and commitment and congratulate the students whose determination and ambition have seen such positive outcomes for them.”