Pupils at The King’s School in Chester are celebrating yet another set of excellent GCSE results, alongside last week’s fantastic A level results, which placed King’s as the top co-educational school in the North of England.

The King’s girls led the way with GCSE results of 58% A* grades and 87% A*/A grades.

Five students gained all of their nine GCSEs at A* grade: William Blacklock of Waverton, Ellie Crisp of Tarporley, Georgina Hodson of Malpas, Bethany McKendrick of Littleton and Victoria Walker of Chester. 

Two more – Lucy Armatage of Tarporley and Lydia Sowden of Chester - gained 9 A* plus a further A.

Ten A*/A grades were also gained by Isla Dunn of Chester (5A*/5A), Olivia Morris of Chester (8A*/2A), Kate Robson of Chester (5A*/5A) and Harry Stables of Willaston (7 A*/3A).

A further 30 students gained nine A*/A grades.

Celebrating King’s School students who picked up their GCSE results on Thursday
Celebrating King’s School students who picked up their GCSE results on Thursday

Half of King’s GCSE courses are now international GCSEs, felt to be more rigorous than the standard GCSEs. 72% of the IGCSEs/GCSEs awarded were at A*/A  and over 92% A*/B.

Four sets of twins - Kate and Eleanor Robson of Chester, Zoe and Aaron Soutter of Hawarden, Fran and Holly Jebb of Wrexham and Alastair and Isla Dunn of Chester - achieved between them a staggering total of 33 A*s, 29 As and 11 Bs!

46% of all King’s pupils gained eight A*/A grades or more.

Headmaster Chris Ramsey said: “I offer my warmest congratulations to all our pupils and their teachers on some excellent GCSE/IGCSE results and I wish them every success as they start their sixth form careers.

“I am particularly pleased with the results for King’s girls which are outstanding and show how well girls really do in a co-educational environment.”