KING’S Ely is once again celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results today (23), with over half of all grades being an A* or A and 15% of students scoring straight A*s and As in all of their subjects. Almost three quarters (74%) of overall grades were A*-B grades and 98% of students gained five or more A*-C grades.

The highest achievers, who all received A* grades in every one of their chosen subjects, include Lucy Clift (King’s Lynn), Laura Day (Soham), Emily Lachmann (Ely), Sanjiban Mandal (King’s Lynn) and George Ryan (Ely).

There were also many subject successes. All 24 of the students who studied Physics scored an A* or A; all Italian, Chinese and Classical Greek students achieved the top A* grade; all pupils studying Chemistry, English Literature or Music gained A*-B grades; and many students scored 100% in one or more exams.

King’s Ely International students, all of whom are studying in a language not their own, are also celebrating today after achieving a new record for KEI with an overall A*-C rate of 92%. Almost a quarter (24%) of all students received A*-B grades in all of their chosen subjects, and in ten subjects – including Further Maths, French, Russian and Dance – all of the students in the class gained A*- B grades.

Head of King’s Ely, Sue Freestone said: “Our students engage with so much outside of the curriculum, I never cease to be deeply impressed by the quality of their academic achievements.  This year’s students are no exception. Many have achieved straight As and A*s and the vast majority have exceeded their own expectations by a long way. They deserve warm congratulations.”

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