Congratulations to our fifth form pupils who achieved a very impressive set of GCSE results in 2023. These results were even stronger than our 2022 results, countering the national grade deflation.

  • Excellent GCSE results. 88% of grades awarded to pupils at King’s were grades 9, 8, 7 and 6 (equivalent to A*s, As and Bs).


  • Over 50% of grades were grade 9 or 8 (equivalent to the former A*).


  • 74% of grades were grades 9, 8 or 7 (equivalent to A*s and As).


  • 28% of grades were at grade 9 level, with 13 pupils securing a clean sweep of 9s, including 2 pupils who were awarded a remarkable 12 grade 9s each.

Jude Lowson, incoming Head at The King’s School Canterbury, said:

 “I offer my heartfelt congratulations to our GCSE students on these excellent results. In the face of a national picture of declining numbers of top grades and more challenging grade boundaries, King’s pupils have bucked the trend, outstripping the results of 2022 and previous records for the School; a remarkable achievement. I am delighted that their hard work and dedication has paid off.  As I join the School in September I am looking forward to getting to know this talented cohort as they embark on their A-level studies next year – they have a bright future ahead of them”.

We are also celebrating strong GCSE results in our International College which specifically caters for overseas pupils who need to improve their English language skills before entering the British education system. Some of our students achieved fantastic grades after a one year, fast-track GCSE course, including two pupils who were awarded 9 A*s.