In a year when national newspapers have been anticipating a “slight drop in top grades”, King’s Sixth Formers are celebrating another year of great A level results with increases in all top grade brackets. One third of all grades at King’s are A* and A this year, 61% are top grades A*, A and B and over 80% are A* to C – from a school which is rightfully proud of its broad-ability intake.
With such a set of results, it is no surprise that star performers Harry Kingsley-Smith (2 A*s and 2 As) and Kieran Lamb (3 A*s) and will take up places at Imperial College, London and Magdalen College, Oxford to read for degrees in Medicine and Music respectively. Similarly, Head Girl, Annabel Woolley (2 A*s, 1A and 1B) will go on to read Mathematics at Durham and Head Boy, Charlie Medhurst (3 As), to Exeter to study for a degree in Geography.
“This has been another year of impressive achievement for King’s A level pupils”, said Jeremy Walker, Principal of this popular independent school. He continued, “one of the major strengths of King’s is our commitment to ensuring that each individual pupil obtains the results at A level to get them on to the best course in the best place for them to study their chosen subjects for their future careers. In a broad-ability school like King’s, for some this could be a place at Oxbridge, a top Russell Group university such as Durham or Bristol, or one of the newer universities offering more vocational degree courses; for some it may be a prestigious, specialist institution like the Royal College of Music or Central St Martin’s. Additionally, some may choose to be one of the small but growing number opting for an apprenticeship or training course within leading accountancy or engineering firms or similar. My hearty congratulations go to all our hardworking students and their talented staff for such an impressive set of results today. We are very proud of them all”.
Below: Charlie Medhurst, Annabel Woolley, Kieran Lamb and Harry Kingsley-Smith. For more photos of our happy A level pupils, please visit our photo gallery.