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I/GCSE results for the Summer 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.

Peter Roberts