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

10th August, 2021 by Sam Kail-Dyke

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 achieved a fantastic three A* grades in English Language, Literature, and Sociology, and an A grade in Business Studies.

Further excellent results were achieved by Amy Anderson, Lawrence Atton, Thomas Bishop, Eleanor Bray, Sophie Pearn, Caitlin Tolton all of whom achieved three A* grades. Thomas Bishop takes up a prestigious apprenticeship with Dyson, Sophie Pearn will continue to develop her creative skills with an Art Foundation course, whilst university places at esteemed institutions await the others this autumn.

Kings’ students also demonstrated exceptional progress since the end of their GCSE studies, with many having worked incredibly hard to secure their future next steps. Amongst these many achievements, Madison Ballam is planning to study Cardiac Physiology in Southampton, Sophie Burrows will study Psychology at Manchester and Rhys Blake has secured a place to study Medicine.

This has been a challenging year for all our students and these fantastic results highlight their determination and resolve. Throughout their sixth form career, they have experienced disruption and lost learning, restrictions in accessing wider opportunities, and limited chances to visit their desired future destinations. Despite this, each one has managed to secure their next life stages, including highly competitive apprenticeships and exceptional higher education places. This student group have been fantastic ambassadors for the Academy, our community and young people.

Head Teacher, David Wiltshire, commented “I am delighted for the students that their hard work and enthusiasm has been rewarded. I am deeply proud of their resilience and it is fantastic to be able to celebrate their successes. I’d like to thank parents for their support throughout their son or daughter’s schooling, especially during this last academic year. I wish them every success for their future. I am certain each of them will build upon their successes and be highly successful as they pursue their chosen pathway”.