Exam Results 2012
These were an excellent set of A Level results with the individual subject score of 114.2 UCAS points per entry - the school’s second best ever. In a year where nationally the percentage of A* grades has fallen, King’s results increased from 21.3% in 2011 to 23.5% in 2012 (though remaining below the 25% achieved in the first year of awarding). The vast majority of university candidates have met their offers or are finding places for this September.
Three candidates have 6 A levels: Andrew Sultana and Phoebe Leung, both with 5A*s and an A grade, and Lewis Li with 6 A grades. Five candidates achieved 5A* grades: Andrew Sultana, Phoebe Leung, Cleodie Swire, Samuel Hewitt and Harold Taylor. A further three candidates achieved 4 A* grades: Amanda Thomas, Jordan Godden and George Harvey.
Over 22% achieved 2 A*s or more and 23.5% of all grades were at A*. Over 25% achieved 4 A*-A grade or more. Over 40% achieved 3 A*-A grades or more. Over 60% achieved the new AAB+ qualifier for Russell Group universities. Over 50% accumulated 420 UCAS points or above.
This year's IGCSE/GCSE results were extremely pleasing and, contrary to national trends, show an improvement on last year’s grades in almost all subject areas.
This is the second year in which the majority of our subjects have been examined at IGCSE rather than GCSE. The IGCSEs are generally agreed to be more academically demanding. Therefore, any long-term historical comparisons are really only for interest’s sake: they don’t necessarily compare like with like.
Thirty candidates have 8 or more A*s, sixteen have 9 or more, eight have 10 or more, and two (Alexander O’Neill and Teddy Baker) have 11 or more. Jamie Faure has 15 GCSEs/IGCSEs at B and above, including 9 A*s.
The overall A* (44%) percentage was a clear improvement on last year’s 40% and the second best ever achieved by King’s candidates in GCSE or IGCSE. The A*-A and the A*-B percentages were both better than last year, though a little lower than some of our best purely GCSE years. Over 55 Fifth Formers have also successfully taken the post-GCSE Free Standing Maths Qualification and/or AS levels in French or Spanish.