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12 August 2021

GCSE and Level 2 Results

Year 11 students are today celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results at Kings Academy. Students have shown resilience and determination throughout these unprecedented circumstances. Their effort and dedication to master the knowledge and skills required across the range of subjects studied has been remarkable. Given the current situation, statistical trends have not been included; the focus being on individuals’ achievements. Students should be extremely proud of their accomplishments; especially given the unique challenges they have faced during the pandemic. There have been some exceptional individual performances including; Laurence Hollyfield achieving 11 grade 9s and one grade 7, Melissa Neill with 10 grade 9s and two grade 8s, Isabelle Clarke with 10 grade 9s, one grade 8 and one grade 7. Megan Rees achieved nine grade 9s and one grade 8. Alyn Edmunstone celebrates eight grade 9s, a Level 2 Distinction* within their twelve qualifications. Rose Prod’Homme achieved eight grade 9s with her remaining subjects at grade 8. King’s students have shown exceptional progress from their KS2 scores demonstrating the impact of continuous hard work and...... more

10 August 2021

Kings of Wessex Academy A-Level and Level 3 Results Day 2021

After an exceptional year, students at Kings Sixth are celebrating their fantastic A Level and Level 3 vocational results today. The students have shown great resilience and determination and have worked incredibly hard to achieve these excellent results. Their achievements reflect their commitment and effort across the breadth of their studies. Given the current situation, statistical trends have not been included; the focus being on individuals’ achievements. Students should be extremely proud of their successes, especially given the exceptional challenges that they have faced over the past two years. Amongst this year group’s superb results, there were incredible individual performances. Benjamin Cave Calland achieved four A* and has secured a place at Oxford University to study Chemistry. Grace Dodd is going on to study Film Studies and English Literature at the University of Manchester having achieved four A* grades. Sarah Moreman achieved an incredible four A* grades and is planning to study Cognitive Science at the University of Edinburgh. A place at Glasgow University to study Literature with English Languages and Linguistics also awaits Thea Scott who...... more

12 July 2021

Introducing the Senior Team 2021

Please join us in congratulating the new Senior Team 2021 ! Head Girl – Isla Gardiner Head Boy – Austin Peters Deputy Head Boy – Billy Nash Deputy Head Girls – Abigail Campbell, Amélie Lacassin, Mir Hickson, Tabitha Fuller Senior House Students (Senior House Captains) Lyonesse – Rio Brigden & Amy Warren Avalon – Adam Bulman & Georgia Thurling Camelot – Seth Delap & Erin Watkins Tintagel – Alfie Head & Eloise Pryor ... more

17 June 2021

Induction Day 2021 16th June

Year 11 have had a tough 18 months and it was great to see the 2021 Induction Day so positively received. Students participated in Taster lessons in their chosen subjects with some students explaining how 'different' it felt to be in the Sixth Form. Many explained how excited they were to be back and can’t wait to get their courses underway (of course after taking a long leisurely summer break). Then in the afternoon session the competition was hotting up (to be fair it was 24 degrees!) as the newly formed tutor groups battled for the title 'best tutor group'. Mr Parfitt was thrilled to be crowned the winner. We can't wait for September and for this amazing group of students to be part of the Sixth Form – with a wider range of courses, enrichment opportunities and support for their next steps we know that they will take every opportunity and shine. If any one else would like to join us please contact us at Have a great summer to our new year 12! ... more

12 May 2021

The Space Nature Photography Competition

**COMPETITION TIME**<> To show support for Mental Health Awareness week (10-16 May), this week The Space is running a Nature Photography Competition – with awesome prizes donated by local Cheddar businesses. Applicants aged between 4-18-years-old may submit one photograph to The Space by Sunday 16th May. The subject of the photograph must be nature, be it wildlife, plants, flowers, or landscapes. Other than that, get creative and go wild! Guest judges will be Ellen Grady, Director of The Arts Quarter Cheddar and Tim Lethaby, Regional Editor of Nub News. Winners will be announced on Thursday 20th May and photographs subsequently published by Cheddar Nub News and displayed at The Arts Quarter Cheddar. Prizes are divided into the following age categories: 10-18-year-olds<> Winner will receive a Stand-Up Paddleboard or Kayak taster session for you and a friend at Cheddar Reservoir, donated by Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club. Second place will receive a Lowe Alpine Spark 18 rucksack, donated by The Gorge Outdoors. 4-9-year-olds<> Winner will receive a children’s gardening set – including Kent & Stowe gardening tools, Briers tool bag set,...... more