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Students at the Kings of Wessex Academy are celebrating their excellent A Level results. The A Level pass rate remains at an impressive 98% and more than half of the students were awarded grades of B, A and A*. These results are well deserved and reflect the high levels of effort and commitment the students have demonstrated throughout their studies.
There were some outstanding results and a selection of students surpassed all expectations. These include: Mike Watford who received 3A* and will take up a place at Oxford University to read Engineering. Further excellent achievements include students who gained 2 A* and 1A including Daisy Graham-Brown, Imogen Percival and Victoria Hayzer all who plan to take the next step taking places at University from September. Other notable achievements include the following who received 1A* and 2A grades: Marc Beacom who will read Mechanical Engineering at Birmingham, Tim Jacobs who will go to Exeter University to take up place studying Economics, Zoe Frost will take her place at Goldsmiths to study Design and Amelia Gardener-Thorpe who is planning to take a Gap year. Additional strong results include Molly Brown and Jasmine Virgo who both received 2A* and 1B grade and will also continue their education at University. Also achieving a good set of results is Tristan Green who received 1A*, 2A and 1B grade and he will be attending Kings College in London. There are some exceptional individual achievements throughout the year group and we truly wish all our students success with their next steps and future plans.
Our Year 12 students posted positive results this year with a third of entries receiving either As and Bs. These Year 12 results reflect a successful year. Some of the standout performances include: Archit Singhal who received an impressive 5 grade As, Anna Collins gaining 4 A grades as did James Leader. Further impressive achievements include Mae Ellis and Emily Higgins who received 3 A grades and 1 B. These are some of the highlights of some pleasing results that demonstrate the effort and commitment of the students.
Retiring Head Teacher, Chris Richardson, commented "I am proud to be leaving the Academy with such a positive set of results. As always, our students at The Kings of Wessex have done themselves proud and I wish them every success for their futures no matter what steps they take. I also hope that Year 12 continue into Year 13 with a sense of pride and determination to be the best they can be."
Click here for the 2016 exam results.