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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Y13 A- Level Results August 2018

KGGS reported another excellent year for results at A-level with 71% of all grades being awarded at A*/B. Year 13 students have achieved a 99.3% pass rate overall at A-level, with a record 38% of all subject passes being awarded at the top 2 grades.

Headteacher Mr David Scott was delighted for the students. He commented, "It has again been an immensely busy year for students and staff who have worked tremendously hard. There has a great deal of attention given to the new, more challenging A-Levels, some of which have been assessed for the first time this year. Given that the intention was to raise the national standards, particularly at the higher grades, I am particularly pleased to report that over 14% of grades achieved by KGGS students were at A* -matching our best ever. Our students’ results are richly deserved and I am particularly pleased that at this early stage it appears that the vast majority of our Y13 students have achieved the grades they needed to gain access to courses in Higher Education. This is a time to celebrate the efforts and achievements of all of our students.”

There were a number of outstanding individual performances at KGGS with an impressive 35 students achieving at least 3 A*/A grades, 4 of whom achieved 4 A*/A grades.

Y11 GCSE Results August 2018

With the majority of GCSE subjects now awarding the new 1 to 9 grades for the first time this year, there has been much uncertainty over how these grades would be awarded and interpreted. KGGS is pleased to report that at 98% the overall pass rate at GCSE has been maintained since last year. Just under half of all subject passes have been awarded grades 7 to 9 or A*/A this year.

Headteacher Mr Scott was again delighted for the Y11 students at KGGS. He commented, "Our students have worked extremely hard throughout the year and staff and parents have been very supportive. Students’ results are well deserved and I am particularly pleased that they have coped well with the additional pressures caused by the new style exams, whilst still seeking to support each other. We will not gain a full appreciation of any school’s exam performance until the all-important Progress 8 data is made available later this year.”

There were a large number of outstanding individual performances at KGGS with an impressive 33 students achieving at least 10 grades 7-9 or equivalent.

More details of the confirmed results by subject will be available on the website once the usual appeals processes have been concluded in October.