Celebrating A-Level Results Day 2021 – King’s Rochester

10 Aug 2021

Adam Snelling, Mr Snelling and Mr Charles (Principal)

The last 18 months have been an incredible time to work in education and with young people. King’s Rochester is proud to celebrate the individual success of our pupils today.

Congratulations to Sohrab Worsley who studied Maths, Biology & Chemistry, achieving 3  A* grades and will be going to the University of Sussex to read Medicine; Louise Billingsley-Griffin who studied Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Latin, achieving 2 A* and 2 A grades and will be going to the University of Bath to read Chemistry with a year in industry. Both have continued the excellent academic standards they set themselves at GCSE.

Adam Snelling – one of the School’s King’s Scholars and a full bursary-holder – has built on his GCSE success from two years ago by achieving 4 A* grades in Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Physics. He is moving to Imperial College to read Mathematics having arrived at King’s four years ago from Ghana. We are delighted that Adam has gone from strength to strength in his academic career at the School.

The Music Department has also enjoyed tremendous success with two young musicians off to Conservatoires. Joshua Dickin who studied Religious Studies, Music and Politics is looking forward to starting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama to continue to develop his wonderful singing talents. Self-taught musician, Christian Blandford, who studied Art, Computer Science & Music and is heading to Leeds Conservatoire to read Music for Film.

 Many congratulations also go to Maili Cumming who studied Art, Classics and History, achieving 3 A* grades and is going to Edinburgh University to read Animation.  Emily-Jane Godden who studied Art, Economics and Maths achieving 2 A* and an A and, like Louise, is also going to the University of Bath to read Economics with a year spent in industry. Phoebe Relf has studied English Literature, Government and Politics and Religious studies, achieving A* and 3 As (including an A in the Extended Project Qualification) and is off to Bath to read Social Policy.

Joshua Chinyemba, Piers Firth and Thomas Fox

Good luck to Tom Fox who joined King’s for Sixth Form studying Geography, PE & Economics, achieved B,B,C who secured an apprenticeship scheme with Morgan Stanley.

Cycling Superstar, lead CCF cadet and musician, Archie Caithness, who has just completed his epic fundraising cycle journey from Kent to Inverness achieved 2 A*s, A, B, and is going to St Andrews to read Psychology, which King’s is excited to offer as an A-Level subject from September.

Ben Charles, Principal of King’s Rochester said, ”I am enormously proud of the pupils and their results achieved today. They have been through so much disruption throughout the whole of their Sixth Form experience, but have shown huge resilience, character and support for each other as they have navigated their way through the COVID crisis. The results they have achieved are richly deserved and behind each grade is an individual story which no-one, other than the pupils themselves, could possibly imagine. I am also extraordinarily grateful to the School’s teaching staff for their determination, adaptability and stamina in supporting the pupils through the last two years. They have been exemplary in their desire to support the pupils in their future  aspirations. We send our love and best wishes to all pupils who move on to the next phase of their lives today – be it to University, an apprenticeship or into the world of work – they know that the School will always be here for them in the future.”

42% of all results were at grades A* to A, 62% at A* to B and 82% at A* to C.  King’s prides itself on the breadth of subjects which A level leavers go on to study at universities, colleges and conservatoires and this year is no exception with pupils off to a range of exciting and prestigious destinations.