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GCSE students shine with excellent results

20th August 20

Two students holding exam results

In these most unusual of times, King Alfred School Year 11 students today celebrated their excellent GCSE results which were a real tribute to their hard work over many years. We pride ourselves on providing an environment where students achieve great results without unnecessary pressure and this year was no exception.

Alana who achieved 9s in all subjects was thrilled, saying: “I feel very relieved and happy with what I’ve got. I don’t think I could have achieved these results at a different kind of school, there would have been too much pressure. KAS has been great, keeping us working during lockdown with online learning and supporting us so we didn’t feel alone.”

Alana celebrates a well deserved full-house of 9s

Robert Lobatto, King Alfred School Head, said “This year group are very dedicated and talented students who richly deserve these results. The fact our teachers know every student so well meant they were very confident in determining the grades and had the exams taken place I am sure they would have done equally well. I congratulate all our GCSE students and can’t wait to see what they can achieve at A level.”

After months of online learning, students were glad to be back on site to receive their results and the mood was celebratory. The majority of students are returning to the school for A levels in a few weeks.

Josh is staying on at KAS for the Sixth Form, he said: “I feel really good about my results – it’s what I wanted so I’m happy. The teachers have tried their hardest to make us feel comfortable in any way possible and I’m just glad we can move on now.

Josh and Natasha with their important envelopes

Phoenix was reflective but happy, saying: “I’m pleased with what I’ve got but it feels strange because there was no exam, I would have liked the chance to prove myself in an exam. I’m staying here at King Alfred to study Chemistry, Art and Psychology which I’m excited about.

Smiles all round for Phoenix and Sam

Emma Sevitt, Head of Years 10 & 11 said; “This group of students have worked so hard in such unusual circumstances, I couldn’t be prouder of them and their results. Studying, taking part in co-curricular and enrichment activities and dealing with a global pandemic haven’t stopped them from achieving great results, in fact it’s helped them show themselves at their best.”

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