The King’s School is celebrating another impressive set of A level results.
The King’s School is celebrating another impressive set of A level results. 23% of students attained three ‘A’ grades or better.
40 per cent of all examinations taken were at the top Grades A* and A (this is 8 percent up on the previous year). A quarter of students achieved an A* grade in at least one subject. Two thirds of all examinations taken were at A*, A or B grades. Two thirds of all students achieved at least three A levels with grades of A* to C and the overall pass rate of the 135 students was an outstanding 98 per cent.
We are delighted with how well the students have done and the exceptional way that they have conducted themselves under such unusual conditions. These are an exceptional set of results from an exceptional set of students. We are all immensely proud of all of their achievements and all at the school wish them every success in the next exciting phase of their careers.
This year has been extremely challenging time for teachers, students and their families. The downgrading by examination boards has been disappointing. As a school we applied a rigorous and fair process to ensured that our results were in line with our average value added for every subject. The examination boards then adjusted nearly a third of the grades downwards, with many of the most able students being particularly affected. In cases where it becomes apparent that students have been unfairly treated the school will do everything we can to help as soon as the process for so doing is clarified.
Once again, particular thanks go to teachers and parents for the superb support they have given the boys throughout their A level studies and under the unprecedented Covid-related disruptions. We are all very proud of the achievements of our school community and we look forward to hearing about their happy, fulfilled and successful futures.