News from The Kings of Wessex Academy

GCSE Examination Results - June 2014

21st August, 2014 by The Exams Department

There were scenes of delighted celebration at The Kings of Wessex Academy on Thursday, as Year 11 students yet again harvested an outstanding set of GCSE results. We are very proud to be celebrating our students achievements with 88% of students in Year 11 achieving five or more A*-C grades in their exams which compares very favourably with the national result of 68% said Assistant Headteacher Christian Hughes. In addition, the percentage of students achieving five or more A*-C grades including English and Maths was 72%. These excellent achievements come hot on the heels of the academy's first rate A Level results.

Mr Hughes praised the efforts of this year's Year 11 students and their teachers. He said, "This has been an excellent 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 102 students obtaining 12 or more A*-C passes. The pass rate for all exams sat was 99%, with an increase to 30% for those students 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 but some of the highlights include the following achievements:

Hallam Greene (Loxton) achieved the highest number of A* grades, obtaining an outstanding 14 A*s, whilst Ellen Cornish (East Brent) was equally impressive achieving 13 A* grades.

Joseph Marks (Cheddar) and Gabrielle Thompson (Draycott) also performed extremely well banking 11 GCSEs at A* grade and 2 at grade A.

Other high achievers include Isaac Bradshaw Down (Rodney Stoke) and Jessica Hobson (Wedmore), who both achieved passes including 9 A*s and 4 As.

Three students also performing well with 8 A*s and 5 As are Otis Bath and Fergal Bettridge-Boyd (Cheddar), as well as Kathryn Bowman (Shipham). Ben Voice and Isaac Heather (Cheddar) both obtained passes including 8 A*s.

Other high achievers include Harriet Lucas (Wedmore), Molly Coath (Pawlett), Alice Dodd (Shipham), William Brown (Shepton Mallet), Edward Jones (Wedmore) and Matthew Tucker (Mudgley) who all obtained passes including 7 A*s.

Other students who banked a high number of grades at A* and A are Joseph Marshall (Nyland), 6A*s and 7 As; Nicholas Jamieson (Wedmore), 4A*s and 5As; Bryony Alen (Shipham), 6A*s and 7 As; Daniel Meldon (Draycott), 6A*s and 6 As; Rebekah Orriss (Cross), 6A*s and 6 As; Harrison Barber-Bradbeer (Burnham-on-Sea), 6A*s and 5 As Stephanie Nourse (Mark), 5A*s and 6 As; Samuel Newton (Shipham), 4A*s and 9 As and Holly Wilkinson (Mark), 4A*s and 8 As.

These were among the top grades but there were of course many individual successes and stories in addition to these outstanding achievements.

The Kings of Wessex Academy 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. We look forward to welcoming the vast majority back to our successful sixth form in September and in being able to celebrate their continued and future success in their academic career.