18th August 16
King Alfred School Praises Student Performance at A-level
Year 13 students from King Alfred School celebrated news of their excellent A2 results today. Most have secured places at universities including Russell Group Universities, the Conservatoire for Music and RADA, while others are taking time to pursue community action projects with a view to attending University in 2017. 87% of all grades were A* – C.
Robert Lobatto, Head of King Alfred School, said “At A level, the results are a testament to the hard work of the students, the strength of teaching and the unique experience that our vibrant Sixth Form offers. Each year our leavers go on to the universities of their choice and this year have maintained this excellent record. I congratulate all of our students and look forward to hearing of their future successes.”
The forty five Year 13 students excelled themselves across all subject areas. 100% of students who studied History, Biology; Physics; Drama; French; Latin; Music Technology; Music; Psychology; Spanish achieved grades from A* – C. English Literature students also performed well with 90% achieving A*-C grades. In Economics, 85% of students achieved A*-C grades and for Politics, the figure was 84%.
As students opened their results envelopes, they were reflective about their time at KAS as well as being excited about the future. One student who will continue her studies at The Royal College of Music said “Sixth Form at KAS is a precious thing, the teachers really supported my education”.
Another student, who has accepted a place to study History and Spanish at Leeds University, said “at the end of the day all my hard work paid off”.
A third, who is ecstatic about his offer to study Biomedical Science at the University of Kent, said his time at KAS involved more than academic study, he developed confidence, learned independence and became a critical thinker and now feels ready to take on the challenges of the future.
Rod Jackson, Head of Upper School said “Congratulations to our students whose results are worthy acknowledgement of their hard work. Our students have performed very well academically alongside all their other significant achievements in the last year such as sporting success, educational trips abroad and community action projects. Our students leave KAS as independent thinkers and with a passion for learning which stands them in good stead throughout their lives”
The KAS community is informal and vibrant. It stands out from most other educational environments by achieving academic success without excessive pressure. This informal and nurturing approach enriches the students’ overall enjoyment of learning.
Life in the Sixth Form is about a partnership with teachers and sharing knowledge and ideas. We aim to provide students with opportunities to develop leadership experience, teamwork, adaptability and transferable skills. The King Alfred community helps young people deal with the increasing academic demands placed upon them, without losing the sense of what makes them special as individuals.
These results are based on a cohort of 45 students who took A2s in 2016. They are provisional and correct at time of issue. Pre-U results have been converted to A level equivalents for the purpose of this data.
King Alfred School is an informal independent day school situated on the edge of Hampstead Heath in London. With students from Reception age through to a flourishing Sixth Form, we are a vibrant and friendly community where the emphasis, both academically and socially, is on discovering and maximising the potential of each child.
Further Information: Rosie Curry, King Alfred School, London Tel: 07502 348927