News from The Kings of Wessex Academy


Kings Academy GCSE Results Day 20 August 2020

20th August, 2020 by Becki Pearce

Kings’ Year 11 students are today celebrating a superb set of GCSE results. Students should be incredibly proud of all their hard work and commitment over the past 3 years, and especially of their resilience in the face of such unprecedented circumstances. Given the current situation, statistical trends have not been included as the focus is on the students and their next steps. Each and every achievement should be celebrated as students make important choices about their future plans.

There have been some exceptional individual performances including; Tabitha Fuller with 12 grade 9, Abigail Campbell with 13 grade 8 and above, Alexander Cramp, Johannah Mathew and Billy Nash collecting 11 grade 8 and above, Maisie Sharp achieving 10 grade 8 and above. In addition Joe Davenport, Jemima Ryles, Thomas Vallance and Amelia Watson reached 9 grade 8 and above, Katie Wright and Zion Chen achieved 8 grade 8 and above, whilst Gina Cumberlidge, Ewan Foster and Helena Steven also achieved 7 grade 8 and above, Erin Hemms and Edward Durrant achieved 6 grade 8 and above. All exceptional achievements.

In a year that has seen significant upheaval, Kings’ students have remained ever positive and proactive. Over 100 students took part in the online induction day for Kings Sixth and many have been using the online Firefly resources to help them to prepare for their chosen subjects post-16. In their time at Kings they have hugely contributed to the school and wider community, supporting the annual Charities Week, in sporting fixtures and creative events to name but a few.

We know that our students have exciting plans for next year and cannot wait for September to be able to start putting these into action. Well done on your achievements so far, we wish you every success on your educational journey post-16 and we are very much looking forward to welcoming those of you who are staying on at Kings Sixth and working with you over the next two years.

Head Teacher Gavin Ball said: “Every student should feel proud of the work they have undertaken throughout their education to get to this point in time and the achievements they have made. In this unprecedented year they have shown themselves to be dedicated and resilient young people. I wish each and every individual good luck in their next steps and we look forward to welcoming many of you back. I know with their continued belief in themselves they will succeed.”