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GCSE results day - Kingsley Academy results, “much to be proud of.”

posted 24 Aug 2017, 11:11 by Michele Colt
Kingsley Academy announced its GCSE results today. 60% of students achieved a pass in English with an impressive 12% achieving level 7 or above. In maths, 57% achieved passes with 14% of those securing a level 7 or above. 44% of students achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and maths, an increase on
last year. 

Teaching staff were thrilled that four students managed to score that hard-to-attain Grade 9 in English or maths. This grade is awarded to the top 20% of A* candidates so these students are really la crème de la crème of 16 year-olds in England.  Alex, Ocean, Arantsha and Ashnoi managed to score 20 As and A*s in addition to these Grade 9s. These grades must, of course, be seen in the context of new, harder exams (as reported in the national press) and are a testament to the hard work and commitment of both staff and students.  Many others did extremely well too: Kamal, Trudy, Nabil, Ana and Alex scored 36 As and A* between them, and twelve Grade 7s and 8s in maths and English, with these grades being the equivalent of A or A* in the previous system.

Many students performed extraordinarily well against their targets and we are equally proud of these. Some students who arrived from abroad with little English managed, in less than 2 years, to get a pass in English and a clutch of very good results elsewhere: Safin, for example, scored 2 As, 2Bs and a Grade 8 in maths.

Subjects with excellent results include all three sciences, maths, art & design, business, humanities, ICT and Spanish. 

Student Arantsha wrote: “The school did a lot of work for us and pushed us really hard with the after school revision sessions and lots more” and Nola thanked the school for its “interventions, pizza and lots of love and support!”

Lesley Kirby-Klappholz, Headteacher, described herself as, “so pleased that our students managed to pull out some extraordinary grades”, and goes on to say: “Being the guinea-pig year is no easy option, yet they attended extra sessions (thanks to the dedication of Kingsley staff) and put their hearts into their studies, with the results that we have seen.  I am very proud that so many have ‘made their best better’”.