GCSE results: TKASA students pick up grades after ‘tough’ year

Students picked up their results at TKASA. Picture: TKASA

Students picked up their results at TKASA. Picture: TKASA - Credit: Archant

Students picked up their GCSE results after five years of hard work despite the challenges posed by coronavirus.

Students picked up their results at TKASA. Picture: TKASA

Students picked up their results at TKASA. Picture: TKASA - Credit: Archant

The King Alfred School Academy (TKASA), part of the The Priory Learning Trust, celebrated the achievements of every single student yesterday (Thursday), in a year when lockdown saw exams cancelled for the first time.

Last Thursday, the sixth form students also excelled themselves with their A-level results.

A large proportion of the GCSE cohort will now go onto sixth form.

Principal Nathan Jenksins said: “Congratulations to all our students today. I am really pleased that the students have achieved the results they deserve.

Students picked up their results at TKASA. Picture: TKASA

Students picked up their results at TKASA. Picture: TKASA - Credit: Archant

“It’s been a tough year for them but we are so proud of the way they have handled it and thrilled that they can now move on to the next stage of their education”.

Student Will Leader said: “My grades were really good. I’m now looking forward to going into the sixth form here at King Alfred School to study four A-levels.”

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Neville Coles, chief executive of The Priory Learning Trust, added: “A very big well done to the class of 2020 – as always, we are delighted to see some great GCSE results for our students and wish them well in their future journeys.

“As always, we are very pleased to reward academic success but are always mindful to note that school is about much more than examination grades.

“Our young people leave with a wide range of educational experiences and we hope with a well-rounded character that will prepare them well for the challenges ahead.

“A very big thank you to all parents and carers who have supported us and the students in what can only be described as challenging times.

“We look forward to 2021 with renewed hope and wish all staff and students well for the new school year starting next week.

“As normal, thank you to all our dedicated staff and to our colleagues in the primary sector who passed on these great young people to us five years ago.”

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