Jubilant scenes as Kings of Wessex students pick up results
PUBLISHED: 13:40 23 August 2012
KINGS of Wessex Academy youngsters rounded off a summer of achievements with an excellent set of GCSE exam results.
A record-equalling 91 per cent of students achieved five or more A* to C grades in their exams, while 137 students obtained 12 or more A* to C grade passes.
The number of youngsters getting A* to C grades in five subjects including English and Maths was 65 per cent.
The pass rate for exams sat at the academy was 99 per cent, and 26 per cent of those students were given A* or A grades.
One of this year’s bright sparks, Alistair Bartlett of Shipham, gained eight A*s and two As.
He said: “I was surprised when I opened the letter and saw my results – I definitely did better than I expected.”
Another top achiever, Chelsie Bailey of Burnham, got five A*s, five As and one B.
She said: “I’m really happy. I was very surprised and very pleased when I saw what I had got.”
Briony Allen and Ellen Harris Snell achieved the highest number of A* and As, with both obtaining those grades in 12 subjects.
Praising the efforts of students, assistant headteacher Christian Hughes said their results compared favourably with the national average of 69 per cent of students achieving five A* to C grades.
He said: “This has been an excellent year for the Kings of Wessex Academy.
“These young people have worked incredibly hard to achieve these results which reflect well on the commitment and hard work of both the students and their teachers.”
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