News from The Kings of Wessex Academy


A - Level and BTEC Results

15th August, 2019 by Rachel Hopwood

Students at Kings Sixth are celebrating their fantastic A Level and BTEC results. Nearly a quarter of all grades were A* or A with almost a half being A*, A or B (or equivalent). Kings Sixth is one of the largest school sixth forms in Somerset with an inclusive intake. The students have worked tirelessly to achieve these hard earned results that reflect both their commitment to and effort in, their studies.

There were incredible individual achievements. These include: Lucy Bishop and James Hughes, both of whom achieved 4 A* grades. Lucy intends to continue her studies within art, whilst James will take up his place to study Computer Science at the University of Oxford. Joe Maggs achieved A*A*A*A, whilst Leo Robinson-O’Hara gained A*A*A*, both exceptional and well deserved.

Further excellent results were achieved by Marcus Ham A*A*A, Anas Idris A*A*A, Maisie Lewis A*A*A, Iona Neil A*A*B, and Sebastian Woodward A*A*AA. They will continue their education in German and Arabic, Medicine, Music, German and Arabic, and Mathematics respectively. In addition, Charlie Bradshaw gained AAAA, Jamie Harris A*AA, Molly Ross Distinction* Distinction and A, and Victoria Whitehead A*AAB.

So many students should be thrilled with their results and excited by the next steps they will now take up, including competitive apprenticeships and exceptional higher education places. Head Teacher, Gavin Ball, commented “I am thrilled for the students that their hard work and positive approach to learning has enabled them to achieve these results. I’d like to thank parents for their support throughout their son/daughter’s schooling. I wish them every success for their futures. I hope that they move forward with determination and enthusiasm, achieving and succeeding in everything they do.”