King’s School GCSE students a class above rest

Richard Brierley who got 11 A*/A grades.

Richard Brierley who got 11 A*/A grades.

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KING’S School in Tynemouth have proved they are a class act at GCSE.

A total of 30 per cent of pupils achieved ten or more A* and A grades, while 45 per cent of all grades were A*-A.

Kate Marriott and Lara Salam who got 11 A*/A grades.

Kate Marriott and Lara Salam who got 11 A*/A grades.

Nine pupils each achieved 11A*/A grades including Michael Bentham, Richard Brierley, Katherine Dowsett, John Hogg, James Knight, Kate Marriott, Michael Orange, Lara Salam and Katie Wilson.

Headteacher Edward Wesson said: “A high percentage of top grades is excellent news and a fantastic reflection on all the hard work our boys and girls, their teachers and their parents have done.

“It’s a further tribute to see that the vast majority of our pupils will continue their studies at A-level.

“King’s ethos of personal attention creates productive relationships between pupils and staff.

“We enjoy a broad intake and we motivate each and every one of our boys and girls to aim high in everything they do.

“We offer a broad range of subjects and have the resources to ensure our pupils thrive.

“Results day is always a cause for celebration but we enjoy success throughout the year too as our pupils compete at regional and national level in a wide range of subject areas.

This, along with emphasis on creative arts and specialist coaching in sport enables our boys and girls to develop all of their talents and abilities to the full.

These are important aspects of developing a fully rounded education which raw results can miss.”