King Alfred receives its highest ever GCSE results

PUBLISHED: 08:40 24 August 2012

Students from King Alfred celebrate their success.

Students from King Alfred celebrate their success.

King Alfred

KING Alfred students are celebrating their success after gaining remarkable GCSE results this year.

With 62 per cent achieving the headline figure of five or more GCSE grades at C grade or above - including English and maths - both students and staff came out smiling.

The school, in Burnham Road, Highbridge, also recorded its highest ever figures for five or more GCSE grades at C grade or above, which came in at an impressive 87 per cent.

Bucking the national trend, the number of students achieving A* and As grades has risen by 48 per cent.

There were some tremendous individual results, with 13 students achieving nine or more A* and As.

In addition to the pupil’s success, year nine student Alex Dermanis attained an A* maths GCSE two years early, as well as an A* in citizenship and A*s in his physics and chemistry exams.

Headteacher Andy Owen said “We are delighted with these outstanding results which reflect the hard work and commitment of the students. I’d like to thank our parents, our staff and our partner primary schools who all play such an important role in the education of our young people”

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