King’s Rochester has a strong reputation for maximising the potential of pupils with a broad range of strengths and this year was no exception as students achieved outstanding A level results.
13% of all grades were at A* and 34% were at A*/A – both being the second highest ever at King’s and far higher than the national A*/A average of 26.3%. A fantastic 24% of the year achieved two or more A*/A grades and the top 40% of the year (comparable to a grammar school cohort), achieved a whopping A*/A grade tally of 68%! The overall average UCAS points were equivalent to three B grades per student and well over half of all grades achieved were A* to B.
With such impressive results as these, it is no surprise that the destinations for the nine students with straight A*/A grades are the excellent universities of Birmingham for Isabelle Lane (A*AA) to study Business Management, Lorna Rainey (A*AA and A at EPQ) to study Classical Civilisation and Katherine Towler (A*AA) to study Philosophy, Loughborough for James Carslaw (A*A*A) and Rebecca Titmuss (AAA), both to study Geography, and Manchester for Neve Hinton (A*AA) to study English. Top performer Sam Wong who achieved four A* and one A now goes on to study Medicine in Hong Kong.
Music is a particular strength at King’s where students sit the Cambridge Pre-U as a more rigorous alternative to A Level. This year Amelia Chambers (A*A*A) secured a place at Nottingham, George Hancock takes up his unconditional offer at Birmingham Conservatoire and George Harrington (A*AA and A* in EPQ) will study Music with Philosophy at Southampton.
Other outstanding results came from the Art Department with 86% A* grades and 100% A*/A grades. In Design and Technology 100% of grades were at A* to B and in English 87% of grades were at A* to B.
Mr Jeremy Walker, Principal of this popular independent school said,
“It has been incredibly pleasing to see this record set of results in the first year of new, more rigorous A Level courses. 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.”
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