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There were jubilant scenes at The Kings of Wessex Academy on Thursday, as Year 11 students celebrated the academy's best ever set of GCSE results. We are very proud to be celebrating our students' achievements with 76% of students in Year 11 achieving five or more A*-C grades, including English and Maths. In addition, the percentage of students achieving five or more A*-C grades was 82%. These excellent achievements come hot on the heels of the academy's first rate A-level results.
Assistant Headteacher, Mr Hughes praised the efforts of this year's Year 11 students and their teachers. He said, "This has been a record breaking 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". As always, the headline figures do not tell the whole story as there were many achieving far beyond this, with a remarkable 119 students obtaining 11 or more A*-C passes. The pass rate for all exams sat was 99%, with 24% of entries being awarded the top grades of A*/A. The list of students who deserve to be mentioned individually grows every year, and all of our students deserve our warmest congratulations.
Click here for the full results.
Click here for the A and AS exam results.
The final academic year calendar is now available online, please click here to see it.
The July issue of The Kings' Messenger is now available online, please click here to read it.
The 2016 issue of Platform, the Kings' arts magazine of student work, is now available online, please click here to view it.
For more information on accessing Firefly please visit our Parents Online page here.
As one of the top-performing schools in the South West, The Kings of Wessex Academy strives to provide a first class education for all. We have a dedicated team of staff who work hard to inspire our students to be the best that they can be and to stand out from the crowd. We have high expectations and work hard to provide all our students with the opportunities and support needed to enable them to achieve their full potential. Kings is an exciting place to learn with great teachers, superb facilities, a wide range of subject choices and a programme of exciting enrichment activities.
Please take time to read the welcome message from the Headteacher, Mr Chris Richardson.
This week the 'Thick as Thieves' Theatre Company visited The Kings of Wessex Academy to perform Shakespeare's last play The Tempest (1611-1612) to Years 10 and 11 English students.
This half term at The Kings of Wessex Academy saw some Year 13 students' labours come to fruition with the conclusion of their EPQ.
The Kings of Wessex Academy recognises that the safety and welfare of children is paramount and that we have a responsibility to protect children in all the academy's activities. We take all reasonable steps to ensure, through appropriate procedures and training, that all students, irrespective of sex, age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual identity or social status, are protected from abuse.
We foster a culture of vigilance amongst staff, students, parents and visitors. We always listen to students and take their concerns seriously. Please do not hesitate if you have any concerns or queries please contact the Academy immediately and you will be directed to a member of staff who will endeavour to help you.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Barbara Marshall (Deputy Head) and the Child Protection Team includes all members of the Academy Leadership Group (ALG)s and our Year leaders.
We share information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately
Further information can be found from the Somerset Safeguarding Children Board http://sscb.safeguardingsomerset.org.uk
The latest copy of The Kings' Messenger is now available online.
A Sixth Form Application Form for 2017 is now available. Added 19 October 2016
A new student Blog entry is now available. Added 18 October 2016
A Sixth Form Prospectus for 2017 is now available. Added 17 October 2016
A number of Policy documents have been replaced or added. Added 10 October 2016
A new page to showcase Brilliant work by students at Kings has been added to the Learning section. Added 5 October 2016
A new page for the Duke Of Edinburgh Award has been added to the Learning section. Added 5 October 2016
The Summer 2017 Exam Schedule has been updated. Added 28 September 2016
A new Parents' Letter regarding the Computing and ICT study trip to San Francisco in October 2017. Added 28 September 2016
A form to be completed by students and parents as an Agreement for bringing a mobile phone into school. Added 22 September 2016
The presentation from the Sixth Form Parents' Information Evening on 14 September 2016. Added 16 September 2016
A new Letter welcoming all parents. Added 9 September 2016
The Cafe @ Kings menus and pricelists have been updated for the 2016-17 academic year. Added 19 August 2016
Watch this space ....
The next production from the students at Kings will be Chicago, due to be staged in 2017. Those involved can keep in touch with developments via the School Plays Chicago page on Firefly.