King’s Rochester has a strong reputation for maximising the potential of pupils and this year was no exception as students achieved excellent A Level results.
11% of all grades were at A* and 25% were at A*/A with more than half of all grades being at A*-B. The top 40% of the year (comparable to a grammar school cohort), achieved 49% of their grades at A* / A with 84% A*-B. The overall average UCAS points were equivalent to three B grades per student.
With such great results it is no surprise that our students are off to a number of exciting and prestigious destinations including Durham, UCL, Leeds, Reading and Southampton. Lead Scholar, Cameron Watson, deserves particular congratulations as he takes up his place at Cambridge to read Geography with A*A*AB and an A in his Extended Project Qualification. Equally pleasing is the range of courses they will pursue including Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Computer Science, Politics, Digital Media, Aeronautics, Economics, Estate Management, Accounting, Civil Engineering and Mathematics showing that studying at King’s opens up a world of opportunities in the future.
Music is a particular strength at King’s where students sit the Cambridge Pre-U as a more rigorous alternative to A Level and this year’s cohort saw 80% of all grades at the equivalent of A*-A. Such outstanding results enabled Anna Crawford to secure a scholarship at The Royal College of Music and Owen Luckhurst a place at Durham University to read Music. Other outstanding results came from the Art Department with 90% A* grades and 100% A*/A grades. Students in Mathematics achieved 79% A*-B and in both Chemistry and Design Technology 67% of all grades were at A*-B.
Mr Jeremy Walker, Principal of this popular independent school said, “It has been incredibly pleasing to see this excellent set of results especially against a backdrop of increasingly rigorous A Levels. We are extremely proud of all our students who each have their own success stories and I thank our inspirational teachers who support and guide the pupils so well. More than that though, I am proud of the broad range of interests and exceptional personal qualities they have developed during their time at King’s. Their exam results are very important but it is the excellent young men and women they have become that will make the greatest difference as they embark on their adult lives.”