photos: Pupils at King Alfred School celebrate GCSE exams success
students in the Burnham-On-Sea area were celebrating on Thursday
(August 23rd) after achieving an excellent set of results.
a second year running, the students at Highbridge's King Alfred
School performed well with 62% achieving the headline figure of
five or more grades at C grade or above, including English and
school also recorded its highest-ever figures for five or more
GCSE grades at C grade or above (87%).
bucked the national trend by achieving a massive increase in the
top grades with A*/As (GCSE) up by 48% and Distinction*/Distinctions
(BTEC/OCRs) up by 73%.
were some tremendous individual results with 13 students achieving
nine or more of the highest grades of A*/As and/or Distinction*/Distinctions.
stars included; Chris Burridge-Barney (9A*s/2As/2Dis), Kerri Smith
(7A*s/3As/2Dis), Sam Stead (6A*s/1D*/3As), Bethan Marshall (5A*s/4As/2Dis),
Amy Curran (4A*s/6As/2Dis), Gemma Cain (2A*s/9As/2Dis), Ruth Anderson
(2A*s/8As and AS French), Andrew Micklewright (2A*s/7As/1Dis*),
Jamie Lee Hardwidge (3A*s/3As/1Dis*/2Dis), Luke Rennie (2A*s/7As),
Ross Newman (2A*s/6As/1Dis), Harriet Hanson (1A*/8As and AS French)
and Andy Scott (1A*/4As/2Dis*/2Dis).
mention also goes to Year 9 student Alex Dermanis who achieved
an A* maths GCSE grade two years early. In addition, he achieved
an A* in GCSE Citizenship and A*s in his physics and chemistry
modular exams, scoring a perfect 100% in his physics paper
a stunning performance.
Andy Owen told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are delighted with
these outstanding results which reflect the hard work and commitment
of the students."
like to thank our parents, our staff and our partner primary schools
who all play such an important role in the education of our young
Pictured: Celebrating GCSE students at Highbridge's King Alfred
School on Thursday morning (pics courtesy of Simon Francis)