GCSE results: Kings Of Wessex celebrate 'excellent' grades
PUBLISHED: 14:27 24 August 2017
Proud pupils at Kings Of Wessex Academy showed off their brilliant grades at GCSE results day this morning (Thursday).
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”