Students at the King’s School, Worcester celebrate another set of tremendous results.
15 Aug 2019
Students at the King’s School, Worcester have enjoyed another successful examination season with over 40% of results graded at A*-A, close to 70% graded A*-B and 87% of results graded A*-C.
The thriving Art and Modern Languages departments at King’s performed exceptionally well, with 100% of students receiving the equivalent of A*-A for Pre-U Art and 88% of students receiving A*-B in German, French and Spanish. We are also delighted with the results from the first cohort of Computer Science students where 75% achieved A*-B grades.
Acting Headmaster, Jon Ricketts praised the students on their achievements:
“Following the particularly sad news at the start of the week it’s wonderful to share with the students their fantastic news. This impressive set of results is a real credit to the Sixth Formers and is a result of their dedication and hard work.
“I am very proud, not only of the academic achievements they have made, but also how they have grown as individuals, developing their own passions, interests and ambitions. I know that Matthew Armstrong would have felt the same and would have been delighted with their success. Matthew’s vision was to ensure that students leave King’s curious about the world, excited to learn and able to adapt to future changes. Our leavers are now fully prepared as they continue with the next chapter of their lives.”
We are thrilled that Head of School, Sam Martyn-Smith, who is planning to study Bio-Chemistry, achieved an A* in Biology, two A grades in Chemistry and Classics and an A* in his EPQ. Keen hockey player Cerys Preston, who has been representing the Welsh Ladies Hockey team this season achieved two A* grades in Business and PE and an A in Biology and will go onto study Physiotherapy at Birmingham University. Cerys said “I’m so shocked and so very happy. I’m really grateful that the teachers here helped bring out the best in me.”
Twins and King’s First XV rugby players, Tom and George Hale will be celebrating with their family tonight after both obtaining four A*s each. Senior Scholar Tom will now be heading to Cambridge to study Natural Sciences and George is going to University College London to study Economics. George added “I’m really very pleased and now really looking forward. It’s all been a bit emotional. King’s has such a good sense of community and I’ll really miss that.”
Isobel Cree joined The King’s Sixth Form from Dodderhill School. Isobel achieved an impressive two A*s in English Literature and German and an A in French which takes her to Oxford to read Modern Languages.
We are delighted that so many of our students are going on to higher education, including five students who received confirmed places at Oxford or Cambridge and five with offers to study medicine or veterinary sciences and one who will be joining a much sought-after Unilever degree apprenticeship. Other King’s students will go on to study a wide range of other subjects at leading institutions including Law, English, Geography, Drama and Music to name a few.
Kings Performance in Summary
- 40% grades A*/A
- 87% grades A*-C
- 42 students achieved grades ABB or better
- 25 students achieved 3 or more A/A* grades
- Overall pass rate: 99.8%
The following students have achieved the grades necessary to take up offers of places at Oxbridge:
- Sam Galvin (OV) – Economics and Management – St Hugh’s College, Oxford
- Tom Hale – Natural Sciences (Biological) – Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
- Jia Jie Huang – Chemistry – Worcester College, Oxford
- Theo Osmond (OV) – Biochemistry – New College, Oxford
- Lizzie Cree – French and Spanish – Merton College, Oxford
In total, thirty-three King’s students have received offers to study at Oxbridge in the past four years (2016-2019).
Quote from Josh Hand, Head of Sixth Form
“I am tremendously proud of the excellent results achieved by such a hardworking, determined and socially cohesive Upper Sixth. Students work hard for so many years and it is thrilling to see their goals truly focus as they find their academic passions. The vast determination and many successes en route, be they academic or co-curricular, help pave the way for these young men and women in the next chapter of their lives. They truly have my warmest congratulations. As a Foundation, we warmly look forward to continuing to build relationships with these OVs and wish them all the very best at such an exciting moment in their lives.”