King Alfred School pupils achieve record A-Level results
at Highbridge's King Alfred School are celebrating another record
set of A-Level results this week.
school's Year 13 pupils achieved an impressive 100% A*-E pass
rate for a second year running, it was anounced on Thursday (August
Andy Owen told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are delighted with
these brilliant results which reflect the fantastic commitment
of students, staff and parents. The sixth form has been a major
area of school improvement and these results are testament to
the hard work and efforts of all involved."
the most encouraging aspect of the results is that students across
the full range of abilities have exceeded their targets with our
most able students achieving A*s and Distinction* and our 100%
pass rate i.e. every student achieving a grade in every subject."
went on to highlight the excellent results achieved in Maths (3
A*s), ICT (6 Distinction*s) and Sport Studies (6 Distinction*s).
outstanding results and our successes at the top end, which go
against the national trend, is due to the exceptional work ethic
of our students supported by committed staff."
example, two of our Maths students each completed over 130 and
100 past papers respectively with every paper being marked, annotated
with feedback and returned within 24 hours by the Head of Maths
- outstanding commitment."
these record breaking results there were some outstanding individual
achievements with the stand-out performance being Bethan Marshall,
pictured right, who achieved a stunning three A*s and will
now take up her place at Gonville and Caius College at Cambridge
University to read Natural Sciences.
addition, Ashley Benton achieved A*/A/A and will read Physics
at UCL, another fantastic achievement.
outstanding performances included Harriet Hansen A*/A/B (Philosophy
at Bristol University); Emily Furneaux A*/B/B (Marine Biology
at Plymouth University); Matt Dickinson Dis*/Dis*/B (Sports Science
at St Marys, Twickenham); Charlie Huggins Dis*/Dis*/C (Gap
Year); Alima Begum A/B/B (Midwifery at Anglia Ruskin University).
of the most significant achievements is that every student who
applied to university has been offered a place.
of sixth form Jonathan Gaskell added: "We are delighted that
all of our young people have gained access to their preferred
course and University of choice. It is fantastic that their hard
work has been rewarded and we wish them every success in what
will be very bright futures."
Pictured: The celebrating King Alfred School students this
week (Photos: Simon Francis)