KING’S Ely is celebrating excellent GCSE results today (22).

An impressive 28% of all grades received were A*, over half (54%) were A* or A, and over three quarters (76%) of grades were A* to B.

Despite a warning from the government that schools should expect Science results to dip, students at King’s Ely have bucked national trends by improving on last year’s results. A total of 78% of Chemistry students scored an A* or A as did 75% of Physics students and 63% of Biology students. More than half (52%) of all students scored an A* or A in Science.

Mathematics results were also up, with 43 % of all students achieving A*s, 65% scoring an A* or A, and 84% with an A* to B.

In Textiles, Further Maths, Design and Technology, Classical Greek, Latin and Home Economics, 100% of all students achieved an A* to B grade.

There were also many individual successes. Madeleine Pinto (Mepal) achieved a remarkable 12 A*s, while Georgina Howell (Newmarket) and Alexander Piggot (Over) both received an impressive 11 A*s. Alex even managed to score 100% in his History, Religious Studies, Biology, Chemistry and Physics papers.

Many students achieved all A* and A grades in every one of their chosen subjects, including Gemma Gow (Ely), William Richards (Cambridge), Megan Laud (Witchford), Harriet Moore (Wimblington), William Stephens (Ely), Christopher Le (Ely) and Yuki Kimura (Cambridge), who also celebrates her 17th birthday today.

King’s Ely International (KEI) students are also celebrating an overall A* to C rate of 91%, despite studying in a language not their own and taking their GCSEs in just one year. In addition, around 14% of KEI students achieved A* and A grades in every one of their GCSE subjects. Maths was one of the strongest subjects, with half of all students achieving an A*.

Principal of King’s Ely, Sue Freestone, said: “This day in August is one of the best of the year as we witness our students’ delight when they open those envelopes and discover what they have achieved. Many of our young people have done a fantastic job and achieved above expectation across the board. Congratulations to all involved: students, teachers and all-supportive parents.”

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