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A Level Results

Excellent A Level Results for 2019 

Following an extremely positive ‘Good’ Ofsted judgment in the summer term, staff and students at King Edward VI Community College are celebrating excellent Sixth Form results. The recent Ofsted report highlighted that ‘classes are small and students appreciate the individual attention this provides’ and ‘analytical marking’ and feedback have led to improved student outcomes. This has been borne out in this summer’s results, with over half of students achieving grades A*-B in all qualification types. Staff, students, and parents are delighted that the hard work and dedication of our young people, the support of their families, and the expertise of teaching staff has been rewarded so highly.

Modern Foreign Languages have enjoyed particular successes this year, as well as Philosophy and Geography where all students achieved grades A*-B. A Level Mathematics are celebrating three A* grades, with twelve A* awarded across all subjects. 24% of grades awarded at A Level were A* or A. English Language and Literature and English Literature continue to be a strong subjects at A Level, alongside Photography and Film Studies. Applied Learning courses in Art and Design, Media and Sport have enjoyed a 100% pass rate. 

A large proportion of students have scored top grades, with Tom Backhouse achieving an exceptional A* in Mathematics, A in Further Mathematics and A in Physics; Jay Benigni achieving A* in Italian, A in French and A in Spanish and securing a place at Oxford University; Felix Dennison has straight A grades in Geography, Mathematics and Biology; Samuel Glanfield has achieved an incredible pair of A* grades in Mathematics and Further Mathematics and an A in Physics; Daisy Miller has excelled with an A* in English Language and Literature, A in Film Studies and A in Photography. Rebecca Meanwhile and Hester Aspland achieved a triple Distinction* in Art and Design. In Sport, Oliver Dakin-Edwards achieved a double Distinction*.

We are an inclusive Sixth Form and we are incredibly proud of all of our students, especially those who have had to struggle against personal adversity to achieve the grades that they so richly deserve. Amy Withers, Head of Sixth Form is delighted with this year’s results: “Our students and staff have worked incredibly hard this year to achieve these wonderful results. Our sole purpose is to help young people to realise their true potential and I am delighted to see this talented cohort fulfilling their ambitions for the future.”

Many of our Kennicott students are going on to study at the most prestigious universities.  Further to Jay heading off to Oxford University, Toby Gronow is heading to Nottingham University to study Psychology; Jasmine Sharp has a place at Exeter University to study Maths; Abi Green is going to the University of East Anglia to take up their prestigious Creative Writing degree following in the footsteps famous writers like Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro. Tom Backhouse is progressing to Royal Holloway to study Theoretical Physics.   

A Level Results for 2018

King Edward VI Community College Staff and Students are celebrating Kennicott Sixth Form's 2018 results.

A large number of students have scored top grades with Shemaya Hurd-Thomas achieving very well deserved A* grades in Maths and Psychology and grade A in Biology and Drama. Shemaya is heading to Cambridge University to study Psychology. Sophie Ives has achieved an A* grade in Sociology, grade A in Media Studies and English with a B grade in Maths in Context. Holly Bennet has an A* in Art and English and a B in Product Design. Shay Pomeroy has also done very well, achieving an A* in English, an A in Philosophy and a B grade in Maths and has accepted a place at the University of Manchester to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Jude Ray has a very well deserved A grade in Maths and Physics and a B in Chemistry and will be taking up a Master’s Degree in Neuroscience at the University of Manchester. Megan Harrison has achieved A grades in all of her subjects: Art, Film Studies and English. Penny Davies has achieved A grades in Philosophy, Media Studies, English and a B grade in Drama. Martha Williams has achieved A* grades in Art and English and a C grade in Spanish. Joanna Quinsey has an A grade in Maths and Spanish and grade B in Textiles.

As in previous years at the college the full range of A level and applied subjects have performed well. Spanish A Level students achieved 57% A*-B grades, 67% of our Art and English A Level students achieved A*-B grades. 70% of our Maths A Level students achieved A*-B. Geography A*-B is 75%

Kennicott's incredibly successful Foundation course in Art and Design has maintained its outstanding track record with 13 students from a cohort of 30 achieving Distinctions.

Applied learning courses have a 100% pass rate. Issy Leighton-Boyce has achieved Distinction, Distinction, Merit in Level 3 BTEC Art and Design and Jed Roberts has a Distinction* Distinction in Level 3 Sport.

Directors of Sixth Form Amy Withers and Alan Hartigan are delighted with this year's results; "Our students, their families and teachers have invested so much over the past two years. We are immensely proud of all of our students and wish them every success in their exciting futures."

Alan Salt, Principal would like to congratulate all students and staff for their hard work and efforts "These reformed post 16 qualifications are challenging and our students' recent success shows the extent to which our college community has embraced the new courses. I am incredibly proud of the efforts of all our students; those who have achieved top grades as well as those who have fought hard for their pass grades. I wish them all well in their exciting futures and look forward to hearing of their ongoing success."