January 18, 2011
King Alfred School celebrates GCSE exam success
at King Alfred School have this week been celebrating success
as they received the results of Novembers GCSE exams in
English and Maths.
All Year 11 students took exams in November and the results show
they are on track for record GCSE results this summer.
69% of students achieved a GCSE grade at C or above in Maths,
64% achieved a GCSE C grade or above in English, with 56% of students
achieving C grades in both English and Maths.
A delighted Head of Year 11 Bob Peek told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"This is testament to the hard work that has gone in already
by the students and their teachers and with continued hard work
the year group will produce fantastic results in the summer."
Year 11 students at King Alfred School are the first year group
to have undertaken a three year Key Stage 4 programme, so they
have studied their GCSE courses (Level 2) for three years rather
than the traditional two years.
Headteacher Andy Owen added: "We are very excited by their
achievements to date which vindicates the move to a three-year
Key Stage 4. We are already on course to meet our challenging
targets for the summer, but there is still a tremendous amount
of hard work ahead."
On the first publishing of the English Baccalaureate figures
by the government, Mr
Owen added: "It is not uncommon for politicians to change
the measures against
which schools performance are judged for their own political
ends. It is important, therefore, that we are consistent as a
school and continue to do what is best for our students."
"We are committed to opening doors for our young people
so that they can progress onto the next steps of their education/career
whether that is A levels, Level 3 vocational courses, apprenticeships
or employment with training. Our curriculum is designed to provide
our students with a range of subjects that will engage and motivate
them and to provide them with the knowledge, skills and qualifications
that will give them the best chance of success in adult life in
the 21st century."
"King Alfred's is a successful and happy school and we are
justifiably proud of the achievements of our students."
Last week, Burnham-On-Sea.com reported
on that the
school had seen a slight 2% fall in its GCSE performance over
the past year, according to the government's performance league