Year 13 A-Level Results 2021
The outstanding Year Group who left King’s in the summer (last year’s 6as) deserve much congratulation as their Pre-U and A Level results are published by the Public Examination boards today. Just how well they have done is explained by the context of their maturity, resilience and commitment in the face of very significant disruption of the live element of their courses during parts of both their years in our Sixth Form. It is easy to forget, but many of those who have landed very good results today, were still being ‘pinged’ to self-isolate during the weeks of the assessments in May and June: well done then to everyone in the year group to have come through such a trial with honour and success.
This has been a team effort with many thanks due to their parents for sustaining their sons and daughters efforts when they were confined at home, supporting and encouraging their studies. Equally, to their teachers for showing flexibility and innovation during the periods of King’s Education Online, as well as for the professionalism and dedication with which the TAGs were administered. The grades awarded today will encourage and facilitate the next stage for this talented year group-whether to start University courses this autumn, or to embark upon worthwhile Gap years where there should be more opportunity to pursue wider projects and to travel more freely.
Finally, and so importantly at King’s where the co-curricular side of a King’s education bears equal weight, I will treasure many moments of achievement and pleasure from their multi-faceted contributions-on the sports field, in the Concert Hall, treading the boards, on mountain crag with the D of E., and most recently with King’s Week 2021. Sometimes the pandemic has restricted these opportunities, but never has it dampened the spirits of this wonderful Year Group, nor reduced their creative impulse or commendable enthusiasm to seize these opportunities.
Year 11 GCSEs/IGCSEs Results 2021
Public Examination Results for the King’s School, Canterbury: August, 2021.
Last year’s Fifths were always a tight-knit, supportive and hard-working group, ably led by Dr Hayes: it is a tribute to them all that they have landed such good I/GCSE grades today. This commendable approach to the academic life at King’s has been happily vindicated. The effort and sacrifice they showed have brought these good outcomes. Their commitment and their willingness to respond to the strong teaching and careful preparation were always a feature of last year; equally, their resilience and their determination during the six week period of assessment during the Summer Term were impressive, particularly when you consider the context of the pandemic, particularly when students had to go into periods of self-isolation during the actual period of assessment. This talented year group will grow in size and scope with the arrival of our new Sixth Formers this September-whom I am sure have done well in their present schools. The future of this year group looks accordingly bright for the two years of their ‘A’ Level courses ahead. An exciting time for all of them.
Even though the opportunities for co-curricular commitments and activities were sometimes curtailed during the pandemic, this is also a year group where I have fond memories of their enthusiastic and wide-ranging contributions to the wider life of King’s. That is the other side of King’s life which should come back into greater prominence going forward, from September.