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22 August

Fantastic A-Level Result for the Year of 2019

A-Level students have enjoyed another successful examination season with over 40% of results graded at A*-A, close to 70% graded A*-B and 87% of results graded A*-C. Over 25 students achieved 3 or more A*/A grades.

Our newest OVs also excelled themselves with fantastic Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) results, achieving the highest results to date. This year our biggest ever cohort with 24 students completing the EPQ with 63% receiving A*s and almost 90% A*/A.

The thriving Art and Modern Languages departments performed exceptionally well, with 100% of students receiving the equivalent of A*-A for Pre-U Art and 88% of students receiving A*-B in German, French and Spanish. We are also delighted with the results from the first cohort of Computer Science students where 75% achieved A*-B grades.

On results day, Acting Headmaster, Jon Ricketts praised the students on their achievements:

“Following the particularly sad news at the start of the week it’s wonderful to share with the students their fantastic news. This impressive set of results is a real credit to the Sixth Formers and is a result of their dedication and hard work.

“I am very proud, not only of the academic achievements they have made, but also how they have grown as individuals, developing their own passions, interests and ambitions. I know that Matthew Armstrong would have felt the same and would have been delighted with their success. Matthew’s vision was to ensure that students leave King’s curious about the world, excited to learn and able to adapt to future changes. Our leavers are now fully prepared as they continue with the next chapter of their lives.”

We are thrilled that this year’s Head of School, Sam Martyn-Smith (Cl 12-19), who is planning to study Bio-Chemistry, achieved an A* in Biology, two A grades in Chemistry and Classics and an A* in his EPQ.

We are delighted that so many of our students are going on to higher education, including five students who received confirmed places at Oxford or Cambridge and five with offers to study medicine or veterinary sciences and one who will be joining a much sought-after Unilever degree apprenticeship. Other King’s students will go on to study a wide range of other subjects at leading institutions including Law, English, Geography, Drama and Music to name a few.

More OV A-level stories can be found here