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A Level Results Day

17th August 17

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From Economics to Jazz to International Development – King Alfred School pupils make confident choices for their future on achieving their A Level results. 

Year 13 students from King Alfred School celebrated today following news of their A2 results.  Robert Lobatto, Head of King Alfred School, said “I am delighted with each individual’s achievement.  I congratulate them all and am proud that we have prepared them well to take their next step into the world.”

48 Year 13 students excelled themselves across all subject areas. Almost 40% of all grades were A or A* and over 70% A* to B.  Our value–added score has been in the top 10% in the country since 2015, and we would expect an even higher ranking this year.

Students performed well across all subjects ranging from Art, Design & Photography to Music and Drama; and from Economics to Further Maths. There was truly exceptional performance in Philosophy, Media Studies and History.

One KAS student who achieved 3A* will take up a place at UCL to study Statistics, Economics and Finance. He reflected on his time at school, “KAS teaches you how to be independent and gives you the confidence to make solid decisions about your future”.  Another student who achieved A*AB and will read Politics & Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh said King Alfred School was “character building and lets students be who they want to be”.

One KAS student already understands the meaning of hard work as Junior Chef in a Restaurant in Exmouth Market. She said “I want to do something that I love and have already learned it is a lot of hard work.  KAS gave me the grit and resilience I need and supported me all the way through school”.

Many of our Year 13 students joined KAS aged four years in Reception, while others joined in Upper School or in Sixth Form.  One student who was exclusively home-schooled for all of his education before joining KAS for Sixth Form will now pursue Humanistic Counselling Practice at the University of Nottingham.

All 7 BTEC students gained a place at their first choice colleges, with most going further to study Drama and Performing Arts at prestigious institutions such as the Institute for Contemporary Music (Vocal Performance); London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (Acting); Falmouth University (Drama);  Greenwich University (English & Drama).  85% of the BTEC students achieved Distinction (which are equivalent to A* – A grades).

Rod Jackson, Head of Upper School said, “This year’s Year 13 cohort distinguished themselves not only through their outstanding results but the eclectic range of pathways they have chosen to follow, achieving places on courses ranging from Drama College to Psychotherapy to Economics.”

In their approach to the KAS education experience this Year 13 have epitomised the KAS core values, which are mutual respect; individuality and self-reliance; social responsibility; freedom, play and the enjoyment of education and a broad definition of success.

According to BH Montgomery (Head of KAS 1945 – 1962) “it is not what you put into the child, but what you draw out that constitutes education”  

King Alfred School, London – A2 Results (2017 & 2016)

Grades 2017 KAS Result 2017 National Result 2016 KAS Result
% A*- A grades 38.7 25 34
% A*- B grades 71.1 50 64
% A*- C grades 84.5 75.3 87

These results are based on a cohort of 48 students who took A2s in 2017. 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.



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