King’s Ely sixth form students have been returning to the Old Palace today to collect their A Level results.
44% of all A2 grades achieved were A* or A and 68% were graded A*- B. Both were an improvement on last year’s figures which continued the upward trend in student achievements. Significantly, against a back-drop in which exam boards are seeking to limit the number of top grades awarded, the number of King’s students awarded A* grades increased by 6%.
Eleven students achieved three passes each at A or A* whilst Adam Hatoum, Alexander Piggott, Run Li and Christina Dong all achieved 3 A* grades and Hang Song and Zoe Zhang achieved 4 A* grades.
Adam and Alexander, as well as Madeleine Pinto and Yuki Kimura, all achieved the necessary grades to take up their Oxbridge offers. They will be joined by George Ryan and Anna-Rose Harris who are taking up their places at Oxbridge following gap years.
Jane Thomas, Vice Principal Academic, commented: “We are very proud of the achievements of all of our A Level students. Their results are testament to the hard work and application they have shown as well as the dedication of their teachers. We wish them every success for the future as they venture out into the world beyond school.”
Sue Freestone, Principal, said: “These results are really pleasing. With changing goal posts, year on year, it is wonderful to see this trend of improvement continue. My thanks to our students, teachers and parents for the years of commitment that lie behind today’s achievements.”