GCSE: More strong results at King Alfred

PUBLISHED: 12:39 21 August 2014 | UPDATED: 12:39 21 August 2014

Happy students at King Alfred School.

Happy students at King Alfred School.

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THERE were smiles, hugs and hundreds of open envelopes as year 11s picked up their GCSE results at King Alfred School in Highbridge this morning (Thurs).

In an academic year noted for its ‘volatility’ of results, 54 per cent of students picked up five or more GCSEs including English and Maths, down slightly on last year’s total of 58 per cent.

Pupils enjoyed some fantastic individual results, with 17 enjoying six or more top grades, including Alex Demanis’s seven A*s, one A and one distinction.

The results day marked headteacher Andy Owen’s last at the school before he retires ahead of the new year, and he paid tribute to the school’s students after a fourth straight year of strong results.

He said: “We are pleased that the results have pretty much held up despite the changes in the system this year. The school is in a good place and ready for the next stage.”

Pick up a copy of next week’s Mercury to see more pictures and read interviews with the school’s star students.

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