13 Aug 2020

King’s Rochester Upper Sixth – Isabelle-Rose Godden, Joe Byrne & Emily Ingram

Even against the backdrop of the Covid-19 crisis with school closures and cancelled examinations, King’s Rochester pupils are celebrating another set of excellent A Level results, published today.

29% of all results were at grades A* to A, 55% at A* to B and 76% at A* to C. King’s prides itself on the breadth of subjects which A level leavers go on the study at universities, colleges and conservatoires and this year is no exception with pupils off to a range of exciting and prestigious destinations including UCL, Warwick, Exeter and Newcastle.

The Music Department excelled with all pupils achieving A** to A grades. Skilled violinist Carolina Ferreira achieved an exceptional D1 (A**) marking the highest ever Pre-U grade at King’s; she will be studying violin at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire while fellow violinist Damian Dimitrov (A*) has been offered a place to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Singer, Laura West (A) will continue her studies at the Junior Royal College of Music.

Notable triumphs in this challenging year include Tom Gill who achieved 2 A*/1A and will take up a place at Newcastle University to study Cell and Molecular Biology. Jonas Altenau-Smith was very pleased with his (2A/1B) and is off to University College London to study German with Management Studies. Ben Pope (2A*/1A) is looking forward to studying History at the University of Exeter, Hannah Chinyemba (1 A*, 2 A/1B) is heading to University of Warwick to study Philosophy and Jadesola Ojedokun, (3 A grades) who will study Medicine at the University of Sussex.

George Keates will pursue his dream of becoming a pilot at a specialist pilot college once he has completed his enrolment assessments. George has already passed two out of three assessments and, during his time at King’s, often led the Combined Cadet Force Air Contingent. Brianna Simmons will be starting an apprenticeship role in Digital Media in a leading technology company.

Ben Charles, Principal of King’s Rochester said,” I am extremely proud of the results achieved by our A level cohort today. In the most challenging circumstances in living memory, pupils and staff have worked together to produce some outstanding individual achievements. I am delighted for the pupils and thank them for their commitment at an extremely difficult time. I am also grateful to our committed staff who have supported the pupils all the way.”