King’s College pupils have once again set extremely high standards in their A level results, with 82 per cent of entries attracting those important A* to C grades. Special mention must go to the astonishing achievement of Thomas Prayer who gained five A*s; a new King’s College record. An impressive 15 pupils achieved three or more As or A*s. This includes Dominica Taylor, Jack Holmes, Lorenz Holzner and Edward Warmington, who gained A*s in three of their subjects. Of the A*s achieved, 80 per cent were in the academic subjects favoured by the highly regarded Russell Group of universities. The four King’s Oxbridge candidates have all achieved the grades they need to take up their places in the autumn. School Captain, Emily Albery, will study Experimental Psychology at Somerville College, Oxford, while Lorenz Holzner will read Biochemistry at Oxford. Jack Holmes will read Biological Sciences at Oxford, and Thomas Prayer will read Economics at Trinity College, Cambridge.
The Economics department excelled, with 33 per cent of pupils achieving A* and 83 per cent achieving A*AB. The Modern Languages results were very strong with 80 per cent of pupils studying German and 75% of pupils studying French, gaining an A*AB grade. The Chemistry department continued their history of success with 52% of pupils gaining A* or A grades whilst the Mathematics department achieved superb results, with 50 per cent of candidates achieving A* or A. All candidates taking Further Maths and Latin achieved A* or A.
Headmaster, Richard Biggs, said: “We are delighted with these excellent results and congratulate all our pupils on setting such a high standard. They have been inspired by outstanding teaching and have worked extremely hard. I am proud of the fact that they have excelled in well-regarded, challenging, rigorously academic “ A Levels” and that they are going on to study tough, traditional courses in engineering, science, languages, economics, history and medicine at good universities. I am proud of this group of young men and women. They are an exceptional bunch and they are going to make their mark on the world. They have shown a cheerful and wholehearted commitment to the wider life of this busy school. The breadth of their abilities and enthusiasms has been astonishing.”
King’s College are holding an Open Day on Saturday 4 October 2014. Please contact Kate Rippin, Registrar, on 01823 328204 for further details
The photos shows, from left to right, on the front row Emily Albery, Simon Chicken, Chloe Buttery and Conrad Garbutt and on the back row Conor Bannister, Alexander Williams, Camilla Arliss and Edward Warmington