GCSE result success for GCSE result success for Kings Of Wessex Academy

PUBLISHED: 16:12 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:12 23 August 2018

Students smile after opening their exam results. Picture: Kings Of Wessex Academy

Students smile after opening their exam results. Picture: Kings Of Wessex Academy

Kings Of Wessex Academy

Kings Of Wessex Academy students were celebrating another set of superb exam results today (Thursday).

Pupils were crying with happiness after opening their results. Picture: Kings Of Wessex AcademyPupils were crying with happiness after opening their results. Picture: Kings Of Wessex Academy

The year saw the introduction of new, tougher GCSE exams in many subjects and Kings students rose to the challenge.

In total, 76 per cent of students achieved a grade 9-4 in both English and maths while 52 per cent of students achieved a ‘strong pass’ in both.

Students performed well across the board, especially in core subjects maths, English and science with more than 80 per cent of students achieving 9-4 grades in at least one of the subjects.

Executive headteacher, Gavin Ball, was delighted with the results following his first year at the school.

One Kings Of Wessex Academy student was all smiles this morning. Picture: Kings Of Wessex AcademyOne Kings Of Wessex Academy student was all smiles this morning. Picture: Kings Of Wessex Academy

He added: “In a year where Kings students have shone in public speaking, sports, charity fundraising and the expressive arts, we are very proud that they have also excelled in their academic achievements. These results reflect the fantastic dedication of our students and staff. I would like to thank our community for their support. We have a dynamic school of which we can all be very proud. We have amazing students at Kings and my congratulations go out to them all.”

There were a number of exceptional performances, including Anna Wadey who achieved seven grade 9s and Matthew Bluman who achieved an ‘outstanding’ 11 GCSEs at grade 8 and above or equivalent.

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