GCSE results: Kings Of Wessex celebrate ‘excellent’ grades

PUBLISHED: 14:27 24 August 2017

Jamie Harris, Oscar Joskey-Martin and James Hughes were happy after opening their results. Picture: Eleanor Young

Jamie Harris, Oscar Joskey-Martin and James Hughes were happy after opening their results. Picture: Eleanor Young

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Proud pupils at Kings Of Wessex Academy showed off their brilliant grades at GCSE results day this morning (Thursday).

Eviee Smith and Issy Milne with their results. Picture: Eleanor YoungEviee Smith and Issy Milne with their results. Picture: Eleanor Young

Seventy-five per cent of pupils at the Cheddar school, in Station Road, passed with five GCSEs, including English and maths.

Beyond the headline figures, 121 students obtained 11 or more A* to C or equivalent passes 4 to 9.

Jack Ballard and Charlie Pascoe were happy after opening their results. Picture: Eleanor YoungJack Ballard and Charlie Pascoe were happy after opening their results. Picture: Eleanor Young

The pass rate for exams sat was 99.6 per cent, with 27 per cent of all entries being awarded A* to A grades, or the equivalent.

This year saw the introduction of the new scoring system, which included English and maths being scored on a 1-9 scale.

Taila Halford and Milly Meadowcroft with their resutls. Picture: Eleanor YoungTaila Halford and Milly Meadowcroft with their resutls. Picture: Eleanor Young

Nine is the highest result possible and 1 is the lowest, while a standard pass grade is a 4 and a strong pass is a grade 5.

Success stories included Lilly Lang, from Wedmore, who achieved nine A*s, one 9, two 8s and B grade and Anas Idris, from Rooksbridge, who secured nine A*s, a 9, an 8, a 7 and a B grade.

Alice Coton and Ben Lynch with their results. Picture: Eleanor YoungAlice Coton and Ben Lynch with their results. Picture: Eleanor Young

Assistant headteacher Christian Hughes praised the efforts of his year 11 students and their teachers.

He said: “This has been an excellent year for the academy.

Pupils were very happy after opening their results. Picture: Eleanor YoungPupils were very happy after opening their results. Picture: Eleanor Young

“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.”

A school spokesman said: “We would like to extend sincere and warm congratulations to all students who took their GCSEs this summer.

“They have brought enormous credit to themselves, their families, the school and their town or village.”

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