Published on: Thursday, August 25, 2022

Year 11 pupils have been celebrating their results with staff, family and friends, marking yet another year of excellent academic and personal achievement.

Candidates were entered for a mixture of GCSE and IGCSE courses, and so grades are a mixture of numbers (9 to 1) and letters (A* to E). Grades 9, 8 and 7 at GCSE equate to A* and A grades.

Pupils Nell W-J, Evangeline P, Annabel W, Emily O, Madeline B and Joshua C achieved an extraordinary nine or more grades of A*, 9 or 8, with Nell and Annabel managing a clean sweep of 9s and A*s.

A further ten pupils achieved nine or more grades at A*, A, 9, 8 or 7, with maths, English literature and history all gaining over 65% in the top grades.

Commenting on the results, new Headmaster, Michael Sloan, said: “Our exam success reflects the hard work of both the pupils and teachers, and as a school we aim to offer an all-round education. Our breadth of opportunity is demonstrated by the fact that many of our academic high flyers also excelled outside of the classroom. Sophia A co-chaired a meeting with local politicians on the real Living Wage, Emma D starred for Taunton performance centre at the National age-group hockey tournament and Archie S made his debut for Bristol Bears U18 this summer. Many Third Form pupils have been involved in charity and community events this year such as the Great Big Safety Ride and Children in Need.

“Contrary to many national reports, I was very pleased to note at King’s boys and girls were equally represented as pupils achieving outstanding results.

“Whilst exams were able to run as planned, we must remember that the pandemic continued to have an impact on their studies, and we should all praise this cohort’s determination and fortitude. I am very grateful to my superb colleagues at King’s for their hard work and commitment during the past two years, helping our pupils fulfil their academic potential.”

Pupils will be returning to King’s College in September to begin their A level or BTEC studies in our vibrant Sixth Form, to be joined by more than 35 new Sixth Formers – a mixture of local, UK boarding and overseas pupils. They will be the first cohort to study in the new Sixth Form Centre opening in the Michaelmas Term. This iconic building will accommodate a wide-ranging programme of education and life skills, providing many opportunities for collaborative working, formal and semi-formal academic experiences and discussions, all of which are crucial to developing intellectual thinkers.

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