20 Aug 2020

King’s Rochester Oliver Davis collects his results

2020 has been a year like no other. But even against the backdrop of the Covid-19 crisis and cancelled examinations, King’s Rochester pupils are celebrating another year of outstanding GCSE results.

When schools were forced to close in March, pupils were able to continue their studies seamlessly using the schools comprehensive Remote Learning Programme and they are reaping their rewards today.

With over 31% of all grades being in the top 9-8 (A*) bracket and 50% at 9-7 (A*-A), there were many individual successes.

Former Cathedral Chorister, Oliver Davis, was delighted with his straight run of 11 grades 9-8 (A*) including 9s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Classmate Luke Stringer achieved ten straight 9-8s (A*) including 9s in Religious Studies, English Literature, English Language and Mathematics

Jude Leigh and Scarlett Surgeoner achieved straight 9-7s across their subjects including 9s in Design and Technology and Computer Science for Jude and a 9 in Latin for Scarlett.

Chinese boarder Neo Yang celebrates ten grades 9-8 (A*-A) and Daisy Xia returns to Cyprus with ten grades 9-6(A*-A). Likewise, Scholars Phoebe Revell and Lily Sheppard, were both over the moon with their ten grades 9-7 (A*-A) apiece.

Individual departments also have cause to celebrate. Art and Design achieved over 30% of their results at grade 9 and the recently refurbished Computer Science department realised 62% at 9-7.  Drama achieved 62% at 9-7 and Modern Foreign Languages over 60% at grades 9-7 in French, German, Russian and Spanish.

With Music so strong at King’s, all pupils achieved at grades 9-6 including a well-deserved 9 (A*) for Edward Hyde (2x9s, 7×5-8s), 2016 BBC Radio 2, Cathedral

Chorister of the Year. Alongside his studies he has also performed as a soloist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as playing with the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department.

Ben Charles, Principal of King’s Rochester said, “2020 has been an incredibly difficult year. I am very proud of the resilience and determination our pupils have shown, both in their approach to their academic work, but also in the face of lockdown life in general. Today’s excellent results are well-deserved and I am enormously grateful to the staff for guiding them through these last two years of study, and the last five months in particular”.