KING’S Ely is celebrating outstanding GCSE results today (21).

Every student achieved five or more A* to C grades, a total of 60% of all grades received were A* or A and 87% were A* to B.

Students performed particularly well in the sciences and arts. Over 90% achieved A* to B grades in Chemistry, Physics and Biology, 89% in Maths and 96% in English Literature. In Textiles, Music, Drama, Classical Greek and Latin, all 100% of students achieved A* to B grades.

There were also many individual successes. An impressive 19% of students achieved A* and As in every one of their GCSEs, including Ned Bent, Emily Braybrooke, Laurence Halfpenny, Kelsey Hughes, Toby Lancaster, Tom Lu, Matthew Marsden, Annabelle Molyneux, Mark Parry, Panupong Pornsirianant, Phoebe Ryan, Jason Segall, Katherine Spofforth, Ursule Taujanskaite, Benjamin Taylor, Isobel Thompson and James Vasishta and India Baynes, who achieved all ten A* grades.

Principal of King’s Ely, Sue Freestone, said: “These results are fantastic. They bear testimony to the talent and hard work of our students and the dedication and commitment of the team of teachers who have supported them. I am really proud of them all!”

The results are being attributed to a sustained emphasis on the power of effective individual tutoring, which leads to value-added outcomes, as Jane Thomas, Deputy Head Academic, explained: “Each pupil has an academic tutor who oversees their progress. Pupils work closely with their teachers and tutor to identify the areas that they need to work on to maximise their academic success. We encourage all of our pupils to develop an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses as learners and to set clear targets for areas they want to improve upon.”

King’s Ely International (KEI) students are also celebrating an overall A* to C rate of 92%, despite studying in a language not their own and taking their GCSEs in just one year. In addition, around 15% of KEI students achieved A* and A grades in every one of their GCSE subjects. Maths was one of the strongest subjects, with 68% all students achieving an A* or A.

The Bosworth-Daft family are celebrating a summer of academic success. Robert, who is returning to King’s Ely Sixth Form in September, achieved three A*s, five As and two Bs. Last week, his brother Andrew, also a student at King’s Ely, was awarded an A* and two As at A Level, and sister Hannah recently graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a 2:1 in Law. All three students studied at King’s Ely from the age of two.

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