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Kingsley Scientists and Linguists excel in their GCSE results

Students and staff at Kingsley are celebrating another successful results day today, following the publishing of GCSE examination results nationally.  GCSE students at Kingsley have returned a strong set of results following the outstanding A Level results announced last week.

Students nervously arrived at Kingsley this morning to be given their exam results. The nervousness quickly turned into squeals of delight and hugs as pupils opened their results, collectively celebrating their exam results.  The atmosphere was terrific.

Congratulations to all our class of 2019 whose hard work and efforts have been rewarded.  The secret formula for success; teachers who constantly strive to provide the best possible teaching and pastoral care, families who give constant support, and, most importantly, focused students who demonstrated real grit and determination in the lead up to their examinations.

There were successes across the board with many standout performances.

Kingsley students are at ease with their second and third languages and it is no wonder that linguists are thriving at Kingsley; the average GCSE grade across our Modern Foreign Language Department was 7.  This was matched with success in the Biology and Physics Department, where the average GCSE grade for the separate sciences was also 7, the equivalent of a grade A at GCSE.

Head of Spanish, Ms Williams said: “I am delighted with the pupils’ results today. They have all achieved the very best they could have done. I think the small class sizes at Kingsley really help our pupils develop in confidence with their language work.  Results day can be stressful for teachers, but I was confident that my pupils would do well and they have done better than I had hoped today, so I am totally delighted for them all.”

Kingsley School is also celebrating the success of their youngest GCSE student Fintan Hood.  Fintan has just completed Year 9 and he chose to take his Geography GCSE early and achieved a 6 this morning when he opened his GCSE results envelope.

Fintan said: “I have a complex medical issue which means I have to miss lots of school for treatment and recovery, so together the school and my family have agreed a phased GCSE plan over three years rather than sitting all my GCSE’s in the summer of Year 11.  This flexible approach has made my learning and subsequent exam timetable much more manageable. Thank you Kingsley School and especially my Geography teacher, Mr Whaley.”

Kingsley’s Headmaster, Mr Pete Last, was delighted with the results: “After the long wait, GCSE results day is here! Congratulations to each and every one of our GCSE students, I am proud of you all. The students deserve enormous credit for three years of hard work on the reformed GCSE courses, deliberately designed to make the qualification tougher. The students’ success today is a testament to the support of families alongside the dedication of all of the Kingsley teachers, who inspire and encourage the students to do their best. Moreover, the students themselves are a great group who support one another and share in each other’s successes, today on results day, but throughout the school year with all their other academic and extra-curricular achievements. With the summer drawing to a close we hope all Kingsley students enjoy the next few weeks and we look forward to welcoming them back, especially our GCSE students who will be new into the Sixth Form.

Mr Last continued: “Kingsley School is launching a new Oxbridge Scholarship programme from September, with full scholarships available for GCSE students who have achieved 7s, 8s & 9s across their GCSE results this morning. This new Sixth Form programme is for any pupil across the South West who has a goal studying at The University of Oxford or The University of Cambridge. Pupils will be based at Kingsley but will have direct access to the school’s new dedicated Oxbridge study centre at Oxford University for residential stays during the Sixth Form.”

Acceptance on to the Kingsley Oxbridge Programme is subject to school reports, GCSE results, and an interview by the Headmaster, Mr Pete Last. For more information and details please contact Kingsley and ask to speak with Lou Wivell in the Admissions team 01237 426200 or by email lwivell@kingsleyschoolbideford.co.uk

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Scholarships – 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 scholarships and bursaries, please contact the Admissions team on 01237 426200 or by email Admissions@kingsleyschoolbideford.co.uk

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