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In 2015 students at the Kings of Wessex Academy achieved excellent A Level results. The A Level pass rate stands at an impressive 99% and over a third of the A Level grades awarded were the top grades of A and A*. Kings' students should be praised for their superb efforts and proud of their richly deserved results.
Many individual students performed exceptionally well and are to be particularly congratulated. Ben Michiels (Rodney Stoke) received an exceptional four A*s and will read Chemistry at Oxford University. Receiving 3 A* and an A is James Lomax (Winscombe) who will be taking a place at Cambridge University to study Computer Science. Chris Hawkes (Draycott) achieved a fantastic three A*s as do Chris Hill (Cheddar), Jack Hughes (Axbridge) and Roisin Zamick (Cheddar) all securing places at Russell Group Universities. Further notable achievements include students with 2 A* and an A including Abbey Floyd (Cheddar), James Hacker (Cheddar), Megan Kidner (East Huntspill), Rosalind Strang (Cheddar), Laura Whitehead (Wedmore), Liam Hathaway (Cheddar) and Nathan Watford (Cheddar). There are some exceptional 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 excellent results this year with yet another increase in the pass rate. 61% of all grades awarded were at Grade C or above. These Year 12 results reflect a successful year. There were some impressive individual performances with Hallam Greene (Loxton) and Edward Jones (Wedmore) achieving an outstanding 5 A grades. With an equally impressive 4 A grades were Otis Bath (Cheddar), Kathryn Bowman (Shipham), Isaac Bradshaw-Down (Rodney Stoke), Ellen Cornish (East Brent), Jack Hanlon (Mark), Isaac Heather (Cheddar) and Harriet Lucas (Wedmore). With 3 A grades Anna Carnanova (Draycott), Molly Coath (Pawlett), Dougie Hodgson (Panborough), Thomas Jones (Wedmore), Ben Voice (Cheddar) and Reuben Kouidri (Wedmore).
Headteacher, Chris Richardson, commented "This is another excellent set of results for our young people and they should be incredibly proud of the effort and commitment they have shown and they have been rewarded for their hard work. Their results are impressive and we are very proud to be able to celebrate these achievements. For those that are taking their next steps we wish them well."