A Level students at King James’s School have enjoyed considerable success in their examinations with top grades of A* to B achieved in 53% of all examinations. 27% of the grades awarded at A Level were A* and A.
Twelve out of the 80 students in Year 13 achieved straight A* to A grades. The top performing students were Lorna Johnson (A*, A*, A, A), Heather Rowe (A*, A*, A*) and Lois Penney (A*, A, A, A, A). A further nine students achieved a clean sweep of A* and A grades; Tamzin Adams, Oliver Baxter, Jacob Brown, Alice Halstead, Ethan Jones, Rebekah Rochester, Chris Ryder, Edward Taylor and Thomas Whitehead.
Headteacher Carl Sugden said “the King James’s Sixth Form has an outstanding track record of delivering excellent results and this year is no exception. Last year our results placed us in the top 10% in the country and these results are comparable. The success is down to the hard work of the students and the high quality A Level teaching that is embedded at the school. Our students are going on to a huge range of universities and further study including Cambridge and Durham and courses as diverse as International Relations and Commercial Pilot Training. The best part about the results day is seeing happy students looking forward to the next phase in their lives.”
Chair of Governors, Andy Knight said: “the governors would like to congratulate the students and to thank the teachers for their hard work. This has been a year of great change in the exam system and students and staff have had to adapt to the new qualifications. We are pleased to see that the results are as strong as ever and that the students have high aspirations and are securing the university place of their choice.”