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King Alfred’s Delights in Strong Set of GCSE Results and Achievements of Year 11 Class of 2019

All at King Alfred’s Academy in Wantage were delighted to celebrate a strong set of GCSE results achieved by this year’s Year 11 who demonstrated determination, resilience and dedication, leading to success across a broad curriculum for the 279 candidates who collected their results earlier this week after five years of hard work.

Close to two thirds of the cohort secured grades 9-4 in English and Mathematics, enabling them to progress to the next stage of their education which, for many, will be continuing at King Alfred’s in the academy’s outstanding Sixth Form.

Over half the cohort achieved a grade 5 in Mathematics, demonstrating a clear improvement on the 2018 results, with 69% achieving grades 9-4, whilst in English 76% of students achieved grades 9-4. These impressive results build on the progress made in 2018, which is reflected in the overall ‘progress measure’ for King Alfred’s, which has increased yet again this year. Subjects which performed particularly well include: BTEC Dance, BTEC Sport, GCSE PE, History, Media, Computer Science, Art and Food and Nutrition.

Darcey O’Leary achieved 7 Grade 8s or 9s alongside winning King Alfred’s X-Factor and taking a lead role in this year’s musical production “In The Heights”. Other students who demonstrated significant achievement include: Eloise Brennan, Joseph Chambers, Clara Dunford, Finn Hadley-Burgess, Olivia Harvey, Freya Healy and Fleur Waterston, who have 5 or more Grade 9s alongside posting all their GCSE grades at 7 or higher.

Headteacher, Rick Holroyd, commented: “We are very pleased, yet again, this year with a very impressive set of Level 2 results for the Class of 2019 at King Alfred’s. Overall, our students have matched the significant improvements made last year, and several outcomes such as the Basics measure – the proportion of students achieving good passes in English and Maths – and those achieving the EBacc, have improved. Consequently, the overall progress measure for the cohort has increased for the second year in succession.”

Benedict Pound secured 11 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including a 9 in PE and an 8 in Maths, enabling him to take up his place at the WASPS Academy at Henley College. Additionally, Gabi Rhodes achieved 8 GCSEs at grade 4 or better (including a 7 in English) whilst representing England in Taekwondo. Vicky Low achieved 11 GCSEs at Grade 7 or above (including a 9 in Biology and Food and Nutrition) whilst training in Southampton as part of the GB Talent Pathway for Diving. Alexia Hawkins achieved 10 GCSEs at grade 6 or above (including a 9 in Maths, History and Physics), whilst competing in cyclo-cross for GB.

Headteacher Rick Holroyd summed up: “Most importantly, these results will allow our students to progress to the next phase of their education, and we are delighted that the majority of the cohort are able to progress to join our outstanding Sixth Form at King Alfred’s.

I would like to congratulate the teaching staff for all their hard work in securing such pleasing results for our students, and also to thank our supportive parents for all the help, encouragement and guidance that they have provided during the pressures of the examination season.”

King Alfred’s Autumn Open Days

We are pleased to announce the details of our 2019 Open Events:

Open Evening: Thursday 26 September 4.30pm-8.30pm on West Site for Talks and Tours.

Weekend Open Morning: Saturday 5 October 10am- 1pm on Centre Site. Tours and workshops throughout the morning.

Weekday Open Mornings: 23, 24, 25 September and 1, 2, 3 October 9.30-11.30am on West Site. 

Prior booking is essential to attend one of our Open Mornings – please email via enquiries@kaacademy.org with details of which morning you would like to attend or contact us on 01235 225700.

 

Contact for further info: Roxy Boulter, 01235 754071. Mob: 07587 173137 rboulter@vale-academy.org

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