Year 13 A Level results 2019
I warmly congratulate last year’s Leavers on their very good ‘A’ results which we received this morning.
They were a large, very united and good year group which has also landed some excellent academic results today.
Warm-hearted and talented contributors to all aspects of School life, it was a real pleasure looking after them and it is good to see them doing so well at the end of their King’s career.
At the top-end, of course, there are amazingly impressive outcomes with pupils being awarded 3, 4, or in one case, 6A*s! But, as is always the case at a fine all-round School, it is the performance right across the year group that counts and it is here that many who have achieved their university offers, who are the real success stories.
Over 60 pupils in this year group were awarded the equivalent of 3As and the overall A* – B equivalent percentage is over 77% with 20% of the grades at A* level. Bravo!
. – Peter Roberts, Headmaster
Destination of Leavers 2018 – 182 pupils applied to UK universities in 2018. 117 achieved their first choice while 25 gained their insurance place. 25 applicants gained good clearing places and 11 have decided to reapply. 12 successfully applied to Cambridge, and 7 to Oxford. 4 gained Medical places and our Veterinary applicant achieved her place. 32 (18%) leavers are taking a Gap Year. 7 leavers have gone to American universities (some overlap with UK applications): Brown, Cornell, UCLA, UPenn, Boston College. Other overseas places include 1 Medical (Moscow); 1 Law; (Hong Kong); 1 Politics (Amsterdam); 1 Economics (Erasmus Rotterdam). Applicants had very good success in terms of offers – 100% success with several top universities. In the end, the most popular destinations were: Oxbridge (19 leavers); Edinburgh (13); Exeter (12); UCL (9); LSE (8); Durham (7); Oxford Brookes (7); Manchester (6); KCL (6); Bristol (5); Warwick (5); Nottingham (5); Newcastle (4); York (4); Bath (3); Imperial (3); Royal Holloway (3); Loughborough (2); Leeds (2); Birmingham (2); East Anglia (2).
Year 11 GCSEs/IGCSEs results 2018
To the good ‘A’ Level and Pre-U results from last summer’s Leavers, the Fifths (Year 11s) of The King’s School, Canterbury have come up trumps with a really good set of I/GCSE grades this morning. The large year group of 150 has secured 47.4% of their collective grades at A* and no fewer than 73.3% of the total are at A*-A.
Individual successes are recorded right across the ability range, but of particular satisfaction is the high number of the new top 9 grades awarded to King’s pupils (46 for Mathematics and 20 for art, for example).
Four pupils recorded the equivalent of 11 A*s, seven the equivalent of 10A*s and 11 with 9A*s; 70 of the big cohort were at least at the level of 9As.
This is then one of the stronger performances at The King’s School, but the celebrating girls and boys know that what it really means is that a great deal is expected of them in the Sixth Form from September! – Peter Roberts, Headmaster