Students nervously arrived at Kingsley School this morning to be given their exam results. The nervousness quickly turned into squeals of delight as pupils opened their results, collectively celebrating another outstanding set of exam results.
Kingsley’s language department achieved the top results with 85% achieving an A* or A in Spanish and 83% achieving an A* or A in French. The science departments were also celebrating a year of record GCSE results. 78% of our Biology and Chemistry students opened their results envelopes to see an A or A* grade. Overall, 84% of pupils achieved 5 GCSEs graded A*-C and 30% of all results were graded at A or A*, the highest figure in the last 5 years. Three pupils, Jonathan Dimelow, Molly Gardner and Katie Morgan all achieved 9 or more A and A* grades and a further three pupils, Becky Kemp, Lucy Ustorf and Ignatius Yuen achieved 6 or more A and A* grades.
GCSE student Ryan Hoskins was one of the first pupils in school this morning to collect his results. Beaming with smiles, Ryan said: “When I started Kingsley in Year 7 I predicted that I would achieve D’s in my GCSE’s! But I have just opened my results and I just cannot believe that I have an A in English. I think this is down to all the support I have been given in the Learning Development Centre to help me with my dyslexia. All the teachers have been on side with me and have always wanted me to achieve the best results.”
GCSE student Harry Cunliffe added: “I have done so much better than I thought, I cannot believe I have got an A in my English Literature. Thank you Dr Cousins and Ms Bateman for getting me ready for the exams and for all your help.”
Harry’s parents, Mr and Mrs Cunliffe said: “It has been a really emotional morning!! We would like to thank all of the teachers for helping Harry over the last few years. His results today are a massive success for him. Sending Harry to Kingsley was absolutely the right decision, he actually buckled down to work, Kingsley cracked it!”
GCSE student Bebe Malek was joined by her Mum this morning, Mrs Malek, who was delighted with her daughter’s results: “Bebe’s scoop of A*, A’s and B’s today far exceed what I was told she was capable of before she joined Kingsley. All of the teachers, and most especially Dr Cousins have boosted her confidence.”
Kingsley’s Headmaster, Mr Pete Last, was delighted with the results: “After the long wait, GCSE results day is here! I was proud to see the students open their results this morning in the school library. Congratulations to each and every one of them. The students deserve enormous credit for two years of consistent hard work to produce such a fine set of results. I was also touched this morning to see the appreciation from our pupils and their families today to the staff at Kingsley School, and their reciprocal care and keen interest in all our pupils’ futures. As a mainstream school with a particular specialism for educating pupils with dyslexia, we are really delighted with the results our pupils have obtained. 50% of this year’s cohort have had the support of our Learning Development Centre as they have prepared for their exams and we are delighted that so many of their results make it crystal clear that there is absolutely no limit to the successes that pupils with dyslexia can achieve. We look forward to the start of term and seeing our GCSE students enjoying Sixth Form life.”
Kingsley takes great pride in offering an outstanding education irrespective of a family’s financial circumstances. Each year there are funds available for subsidised places at all entry points. To find out more about our Sixth Form scholarships and bursaries please contact the Admissions team on 01237 426200 or by email Admissions@kingsleyschoolbideford.co.uk