GCSE results 2017: King Alfred School students buck national trend with stellar grades

King Alfred School students collected their GCSE results this morning. Credit: King Alfred School

King Alfred School students collected their GCSE results this morning. Credit: King Alfred School - Credit: Archant

Students at King Alfred School have bucked the national trend after achieving their strongest raft of A* and A grades for 10 years.

King Alfred School students collected their GCSE results this morning. Credit: King Alfred School

King Alfred School students collected their GCSE results this morning. Credit: King Alfred School - Credit: Archant

Just over 55per cent of all grades were A* to A, and half the cohort achieved at least five A or A* grades across their subjects.

Students scored strongly across the board, with 90pc of students achieving an A* or A in music, 86pc netting a grade A* to B in history and 92% achieving an A* or A grade in physics.

While the new scoring system added an extra layer of nerves, Daniel Love, head of Years 10 and 11, said: “Everyone has performed exceptionally well.”

Rod Jackson, head of upper school said “I am proud of all of the students in this cohort, they worked extraordinarily hard and deserved the success they achieved.”

King Alfred School students collected their GCSE results this morning. Credit: King Alfred School

King Alfred School students collected their GCSE results this morning. Credit: King Alfred School - Credit: Archant


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Headteacher Robert Lobatto said: “I am delighted with the achievement of our Year 11 cohort. Both the grades and value-added scores are excellent, and reflect the hard work and commitment of students and teachers over the last two years.

“We are now looking forward to welcoming them back to the sixth form and the next stage of their educational journey.”

King Alfred School students collected their GCSE results this morning. Credit: King Alfred School

King Alfred School students collected their GCSE results this morning. Credit: King Alfred School - Credit: Archant

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