photos: GCSE pupils celebrate at Highbridge's King Alfred School
at Highbridge's King Alfred School are celebrating a superb set
of impressive GCSE results today (Thursday, August 24th).
200 students headed to the school to open their all-important envelopes
to discover how they'd done after a year of change at the school
and in the way that GCSEs are marked.
Hurr, Headteacher, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "King Alfred School
is very proud of the achievements of our year 11 students who have
worked hard to achieve very strong results."
year our students, in line with their peers nationally sat the new
GCSEs in English and maths for the first time."
GCSEs were graded on a numerical basis, with 9 being the top grade
and 1 being the lowest grade."
57% of students who attended the King Alfred School achieved a Grade
4 standard pass in English and maths GCSE."
are very proud of this achievement which reflects the enormous effort
put into their studies by our students, their families and our teachers."
"There were many outstanding individual performances, these
Megan Robinson Grade 9 in maths, Grade 7 in English Language, Grade
7 in English Literature, and 8 A* grades.
- Rhiana Sinclair Grade 8 maths, Grade 8 English Language, Grade
7 English Literature, 4 A*grades and 4 A grades.
- Megan Richards Grade 9 in English Language, Grade 8 in English
Literature, Grade 7 in maths, 3 A* grades, 3 A grades and 2 B grades.
- Finley McDiarmid Grade 9 in English Language, Grade 7 in English
Literature, Grade 8 in maths, 1 A* grade, 3 A grades, 2 B grades
and a double Distinction *
- Thomas Nullmeyers Grade 9 in English Language, Grade 7 in English
Literature, Grade 8 in maths, 1 A* grade, 5 A grades and 2 B grades
- Ewan Murdoch Grade 8 in English Language, Grade 7 in English Literature,
Grade 7 in maths, 2 A* grade, 3 A grades, 2 B grades and a double
Denise Hurr, added: "We are incredibly proud of the achievements
of all our students. Our whole school community has worked together
to ensure that all of our students have the opportunity to achieve
are proud of the excellent relationships in school and the dedication
of our staff and community in developing our students. The governors
and I would like to thank the community for their ongoing support."
has been a busy year of change for us, both as a school and with
the way GCSEs are run."
spoke to several students to get their reaction to the results.
Aaliyah Brown said: "It has been much harder with the new marking
system, but I have done better than I thought and will be going
to Bridgwater College."
Dan Fry added: "I've got all A and B grades so I'm really pleased
and relieved. It makes it all worth it and I'll be heading to Bridgwater
Dymon said: "I've done really well in the sciences and am now
looking forward to going to SGS college in Filton."
Ashdown added: "I'm pleased with my results - I got what I
wanted - and will be going to Bridgwater College."