GCSE Results day 2019 has seen continued success at The King’s School with another set of excellent results.
The overall attainment at King’s (using the 5+ including English and Maths measurement) rose to 43% - another excellent performance.
Additionally, there was a 5% increase in higher grades 7-9 across the Sciences from last year.
Significant investment by the school in Maths has seen a substantial rise in the progress of pupils and this subject, as well as all other subject categories, is performing well above the national average.
Many pupils taking Art, Business, Citizenship, Drama, Music, PE, Engineering and DT achieved at least one grade above their own targets and national targets.
Dom Pinto, Acting Head of School said “We are immensely proud of all of our Year 11 pupils and their academic achievements in their GCSEs. These positive results will provide them with the excellent foundations for their continued studies and training. Their results reflect their hard work and that of the dedicated staff at The King’s School, who continually go above and beyond to support our pupils.”
Head Girl, Jenny Parker, achieved an impressive haul of grade 9s, 8s and 7s and is now moving onto New College to study English Language, English Literature, Geography and French. Rio Young gained excellent GCSE grades including four grade 9s and three grade 8s. Rio is also going to New College to study Law, Psychology, Physics and Geography.
James Franklin-Smith, Director of Secondary Education said “We are thrilled that so many of our Year 11 pupils can enter the next phase of their education, training or employment with a strong foundation. We are particularly pleased with the improvement in our maths results and this improvement reflects the commitment of pupils and staff”.