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OTTERY: A-level success for students

Thursday, 21 August 2014

STUDENTS at the King’s School have celebrated another excellent set of A level results, after delivering a 100 per cent pass rate. Every single A2 student achieved a pass mark in all subjects, with four out of five obtaining grades A* to C across the board. Despite a slight dip in the number of top grades awarded, in line with schools across the country, more than a quarter of subject marks were at A* A grade. AS level pupils also earned top marks, with 17 per cent achieving the Government’s ‘gold standard’ of at least two As and a B. Staff praised the continued hard work and commitment of students, especially in light of moves by the Government to toughen the A level examination system. Commenting on the results, Headteacher Faith Jarrett said: “The media has reported a drop in the highest grades across the country, so we were delighted that although we too have seen a slight dip, over 25 per cent of all our A level grades were A*/A. “An overall 100 per cent pass rate and almost 80 per cent of all grades at A* to C shows how hard so many students have worked over the last two years. Staff also highlighted a string of outstanding individual performances, with a number of students achieving three, four or five straight A grades. And Ms Jarrett said the Sixth Formers had demonstrated their value to the school both inside and outside the classroom. She added: “We are delighted that students have achieved so many examination successes but we are equally pleased that so many of our Sixth Form students have been outstanding role models to students across the school, and have led and taken part in a huge wealth of extra-curricular activities. “That so many students have achieved their personal goals and secured the next phase of their education or employment while maintaining such a diverse range of extra-curricular activities, is testament to their hard work and commitment. “Our thanks, as ever, go to the families of our students for their constant support and encouragement and to all the staff who have helped these young people achieve so much. “The students really are a credit to themselves and to their families and we all wish them every success for the future.”

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