GCSEs: Kings of Wessex smash last year’s results

THE RESULTS for young hopefuls, who have completed their GCSEs, have smashed last year’s average at Kings of Wessex Academy.

The academy, in Cheddar, came out with 91 per cent of students achieved five or more grades of C or above with 74 per cent of students achieving five or more grades of C or above including English and maths GCSEs. These achievements beat last year’s results by 9 per cent and 4 per cent respectively.

Barbara Marshall, deputy head, said: “We have had brilliant results this year, so many students are really happy with their grades, they should all be really proud.”

One student who did particularly well was Jamie Strawbridge, aged 16 from Cheddar, who came out with nine A* and three As. He said: “I’ve worked really hard for this but I was still quite shocked. I’m really happy with these results.”

Jamie wants to stay at the academy for his A-levels and is particularly interested in taking English and philosophy.

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He said: “I would love to go on to become a lecturer at university.”

Another student who came out smiling was James Peeblesbrown, from Axbridge, who had five As and seven A*s. He will also be staying on to take his A-levels in maths, history, politics and law.

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He said: “I then want to take maths or politics at university as I want to go into a political career.”

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