Students at The King’s School are celebrating excellent GCSE results this year.
James Hughes of Marford led the way with a ‘full house’ of 10 A* GCSEs together with six students who achieved 11 GCSEs: Amelia Jones of Broughton (9 A* and 2 A), Eleri Reece-Jones of St Asaph (9 A*, 1 A and 1B), Rebecca Hatton of Tattenhall (7 A*, 3 A and 1 B), Joseph Langley of Bunbury (7 A*, 2 A and 2 B), Daniel Verity of Beeston (6 A*, 4 A and 1 B), Emily Letton of Chester (5 A*, 4 A and 2 B).
In total 19 students achieved 10 or 11 A*/A grades with a further 16 students achieving 9 A*/A grades.
In further maths, three students gained A* with distinction, which is an extra grade beyond A* given to high achievers in recognition of how difficult it is to obtain.
The following departments achieved large numbers of A* grades in the numbers of GCSEs: chemistry (51% A*), physics (50% A*), history (46% A*), biology (45% A*) RS (47% A*), maths (39% A*) and English Language and Latin (43% A*).
The King’s School follows international GCSE (IGCSE) courses in over half of the subjects offered.
98% of passes were graded A*/C and 91.3% of the grades were at A*/B level. .
Headmaster Chris Ramsey, said, “Once again our pupils have demonstrated their hard work and determination in achieving some fantastic results, together with the excellent support and encouragement of their teachers. It never fails to amaze me how successful they are academically in addition to participating fully in the 130 clubs and activities, concert, plays, sports teams or rowing crews- many of them performing at the very highest level. I wish them all the best of luck as they move to their sixth form studies.”