Year 13 A Level results
The talented and gregarious 6a Leavers from The King’s School, Canterbury have underlined their excellent all-round contribution to the arts, the sport and the community life of the School by landing a strong set of ‘A’ Level and Pre-U results on the academic side of things.
To the sense of a well-rounded education over the course of their King’s career can now be added the academic passport to an appealing range of high quality universities and a renaissance spread of worthwhile courses. For some, this will be after a GAP Year spent perhaps volunteering abroad or gaining valuable experience of the ‘real world’; for others, it will be following an Art Foundation course or a Music diploma.
For the majority though, university life will begin this autumn, 150 in the UK and 15 in the USA. The encouraging number of Oxbridge candidates (over 20) and the strong group going on to ICL, LSE and UCL nearly all secured their offers.
Many congratulations, then, to this bright and well-grounded group who left us on Commemoration Day in July. The results today go alongside promising results for the Fifths after the publication of the main part of their I-GCSE results earlier in the week. – 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
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