A level & BTEC results Summer 2021

  • 36% A* grade at A level
  • 59% A* & A grades at A level
  • 80% A*, A & B grades at A level
  • 100% pass rate
  • 90% of Vocational grades at A* equivalent (Distinction*)
  • Average UCAS points: 167


Witnessing the pupils open their results envelopes is always such a proud moment for pupils, their families and teachers. Today Kingsley students have been happily celebrating their exceptional A-Level and vocational results with 35% of all A level grades awarded at A* and 59% at A* & A; 90% of vocation results achieved the top grade, Distinction *.


No one can pretend that this has been an easy couple of years for our outgoing Sixth Formers. We have experienced three lockdowns, immediate transition to the Kingsley remote learning platforms and adapting to staying indoors and, for many, distanced from loved ones. We, particularly, acknowledge the sacrifice made by some international pupils who have remained at Kingsley full time, during each school holiday, for over 18 months, as they were unable to be reunited with their families.


Commenting on this year’s results, Headteacher, Mrs Gill Jackson said: “As we reflect on a year which has presented more than its fair share of challenges, I am grateful for the whole community of Kingsley which has bound us together as pupils, families, teachers and the support staff. Amid the uncertainty, we have seen some truly amazing academic achievements today with 80% of all grades awarded at A*, A & B grades and 90% of our vocational results at the top grade. Our Year 13 students have achieved so much more than could ever have been expected of them. They adapted exceptionally well to our online learning platforms, which transitioned for all subjects and for nearly two-thirds of their sixth form days, which have helped many of them prepare for a style of learning which will be useful during their university studies. They gelled as a single year group, in which they all played their role, and despite circumstances, created something special and very supportive, capitalising on the innate kindness which lies within each and every individual within the year group.”


Kingsley student Harry said: “I’m over the moon with my 3 A*s in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and B in my EPQ. I was hoping for A*s but was not expecting those results, but it means I can now transition to the University of Manchester to study Physics. Thank you to all my subject teachers who have supported me over the last couple of years. The remote learning programme which swung into operation during the lockdowns has taught me great skills which will stand me in good stead at Uni.  It has been a great experience being at Kingsley, thank you.“


Kingsley student Freya said: “I needed 3A’s to study medicine at Belfast, and I’ve just opened my results envelope and I have been awarded 3 A*s in Maths, Biology and Chemistry and an A in my EPQ.  I joined Kingsley in Year 12 and I’ve loved it here. I was so nervous this morning, and I couldn’t really sleep last night, and now I am just so happy!”


Kingsley student Tyler said: “What a nerve-wracking morning! I am so happy with my grades! I’ve got 3 Distinction* (equivalent to 3 A*s in Sport and Outdoor Education) plus a C in AS Photography. I joined Kingsley in Year 6, and as I’m dyslexic, and I am very grateful for all the help I have received.  I would like to thank all my subject teachers who have taught me during my time at school.


Headboy Ben said: “It is crazy to think I was only going to stay at Kingsley for one year, and today, four years later I am picking up my results. I arrived without being able to speak any English, it has been an incredible journey. I will miss Kingsley, the small classes and the friendly family environment. I am so pleased with my results, they are all above what I need for University.”


Another Kingsley student, Young arrived at Kingsley school two and a half years ago and was unable to speak any English. After six months of intensive English tutoring, she started her A-levels. Today she opened her results envelope and has been awarded 1 A*, 2 As and a B.


Head of Sixth Form Mr McConnachie said: “I am absolutely delighted with the results this year. Our students have worked tirelessly in such unusual circumstances. They only knew what assessments they would be doing fairly late into their sixth form studies and each one of them deserves a huge amount of credit for staying focused, motivated and committed to achieving their exceptional grades.”


Finally, Headteacher Mrs Gill Jackson added: “Thank you to Ben and Sunjae for leading the school as our Headboy and Head girl and to the team of prefects. May I also take this opportunity to thank Kingsley teachers and staff for supporting and preparing our sixth formers and in dealing with all the exceptional circumstances of the last two years. I am delighted this year group leave with their individual and collective successes and on behalf of everyone at Kingsley, I wish them all the very best as they progress with their education.”