Published: August 22, 2013
In photos: Pupils at King Alfred School celebrate GCSE exams success

GCSE students in the Burnham-On-Sea area were celebrating on Thursday (August 22nd) after achieving an excellent set of results.

For a third year running, the students at Highbridge's King Alfred School performed well with 58% achieving the headline figure of five or more grades at 'C' or above, including English and Maths.

Headteacher Andy Owen told "Without any question the changes made by the Secretary of State for Education nationally to make the core GCSE subjects harder are significantly impacting on the school."

"However, we are delighted with these results which reflect the hard work and commitment of the students."

"I'd like to thank our parents, our staff and our partner primary schools that all play such an important role in the education of our young people."

There were some tremendous stand-out individual results with nineteen students achieving six or more of the highest grades A*/As and distinction*/distinctions.

They included Sam Harkness 6A*s/4As, Niall Francis 4A*s/1Dis*/1Dis, Ruby Barrett 3A*s/7As, Lucy Cox 3A*s/6As/1Dis*, Sam Cooper 2A*s/6As, Lauren Constance 2A*s/4As and Joe Hester 2A*s/3As/1Dis*.

Others included Sophie-Louise Courtney 1A*/9As/1Dis, Heather McCall 1A*/5As/3Dis, Alice Dymond 1A*/5As/1Dis, Gabby Banks 1A*/5As, Dan Solomon 1 A*/4As/2Dis*/AS History, Alice-May Gates 1A*/4As/1Dis* and Jacob Beard 1A*/4As/1Dis.

There were also great achievements by Eli Windram 1A*/4As/1Dis, Hannah Dowell 1A*/2As/1Dis*/2Dis, Matthew Bolitho 7As/AS History (A grade), Beth Milward 6As/1Dis and Megan Manley 4As/2Dis*. Additionally, Alexander Dermanis achieved 3 A* one year early.

Photos: Celebrating students at King Alfred School (pics: Simon Francis)


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