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Impressive A level results for proud Year 13 students

18th August 22

It was a day of celebration in the Sixth Form Centre today as the Y13 students picked up their A level results. With 55% of all grades at A*-A, and 95% of the grades A* – C, the results are another ringing endorsement of the Sixth Form’s inspirational teachers, powerful ethos and well-known pastoral support.

The results have enabled over 95% of the students to successfully progress to their university of choice, despite tough competition for courses.

Robert Lobatto, Head of King Alfred School, said “Our students have achieved results of which they can be incredibly proud. This year group have experienced unprecedented challenges to their studies and showed great determination and resilience to overcome them. I am sure that the skills they have developed, and their good humour, will take them far, whatever they choose to do next.

Our Year 13 students performed well across all subject areas. 100% of students who studied Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Photography, Drama, Film, Geography and Music Technology achieved grades A* – C. The top A* grade was awarded to students across a variety of subjects including Psychology, Music, Maths, Art and History and 100% of students who took the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts achieved Distinctions, showing the strength and depth of teaching in all Departments.

Jacob joined King Alfred for the Sixth Form and was beaming with his results: “I got A,B,B which I’m really pleased with as I’m able to go to Hull to read British Politics and Legislative Studies. I’m grateful to King Alfred and my teachers for their support. The great thing about this school is that if you want it, the help is there, as long as you put in the effort they support you 100%.”

Jacob’s mum Jo said: “Without a shadow of a doubt, his results are because he came to King Alfred for his A levels. He didn’t get the best GCSE results and his confidence suffered but it just proves that this school works. The school have supported him to increase his self-belief, to be himself and not to worry – it’s been outstanding.”

Student Phoenix with her results
Phoenix with the all important envelope!

Student Phoenix achieved two A* and one A grade in her Psychology, Art and Chemistry exams and was delighted with her next step: “I’m really pleased with my results, and relieved! I’m going on to study Neuroscience with Psychology at Kings College London. I really liked the independence I have had here at King Alfred. You are able to take full responsibility for how you work, with teachers who are there to give you the support you need. Being allowed to work in the way that best suited me helped me develop in my own time, without pressure.”

L-R: Louis, Director of Sixth Form Takako, Benji

Another student who was all smiles was Louis Maude who also opened his envelope to find two A* and an A in Art & Design (3D Design), Politics and History: “I did better than I expected and I feel over the moon, it’s such a relief. There was extra pressure on us as it was our first time taking exams, so this is a great payoff and I’m going to Manchester to study Law. King Alfred have been brilliant, the facilities and staff have been amazing – I’m super excited to leave but I will miss it and I know it’s an open door here so I’ll be back to visit!”

Maria is off to Warwick to study Engineering after achieving great results in Maths, Physics and Economics.
Arthur with Drama Teacher Rob (and his dog)
Arthur achieved a Distinction in the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performance and Production Arts as well as an A* in Politics.
John and Louis
John and Louis followed alternative programmes in the Sixth Form taking fewer A levels allowing them to continue building their creative portfolios, John in songwriting and music production and Louis in art and design.

KAS stands out from most other educational environments by achieving academic success without excessive pressure. The high staff to student ratio means that students enjoy friendly and close working relationships with extremely dedicated and well-qualified teachers. This nurturing approach enables each of our Sixth Formers to be supported and guided with care, suitable to their individual needs.

Takako Yeung, Head of Sixth Form said “This is a great cohort of students who have been vital members of the school community as we have navigated difficult times. The results are impressive but what I’m truly proud of is their attitude and ambition – I’ll be watching with pride as they take their next steps.”

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