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A-Level Results Day 2023: King Edward VII Academy in KIng’s Lynn celebrates as 70% of all grades at A*-C





King Edward VII Academy Sixth Form in Lynn is celebrating a great set of A-Level results with 70% of all grades at A*-C.

The sixth form is delighted to have achieved another year of Level 3 success, including 100% pass rate in the Cambridge Technical Sport & Physical Activity course with Hayden Lambert achieving a triple Distinction*, and Ben Isaacson, Charlie Royle and Ethan Wilson signing professional football contracts.

These results mean that this is the fifth successive year that 100% of students achieved a place at university, an apprenticeship or full-time employment.

Alina Ahsan celebrates
Alina Ahsan celebrates
Alina Ahsan and Samanta Springe with their results
Alina Ahsan and Samanta Springe with their results

Principal Sarah Hartshorn said: ”What an incredible achievement by our Year 13s. It’s been quite a year for our 2022-23 cohort, with Oxbridge university offers, eight semi-professional football contracts signed, and another consecutive year of 100% of our students going on to further education, apprenticeships, or employment.

No matter what our graduates’ futures hold, once you are a student at King Edward VII Academy, you are a part of our community for life. We can’t wait to see what they will go on to achieve.”

Each year, an exceptional student from KES is selected for the prestigious Gold Medal Award received from the King in an in-person awards ceremony. This year’s winner is Alina Ahsan.

Two KES students happy with their results
Two KES students happy with their results
Students with their results at KES
Students with their results at KES

Alina has excelled during her time at King Edward VII Academy, showing dedication to her studies as well as being a support for her peers, attributes that make her truly deserving of the award from His Majesty.

Alina’s academic ability and excellent work ethic are outstanding and have led to her achieving A*AA grades. Alina’s passion for the sciences is ingrained in her daily life and aspirations for the future.

She will continue to follow her love of science as she seeks to pursue a career as a doctor, having achieved a place at Oxford University to study medicine.

Alina said: “At this serendipitous, wonderous occasion of securing admission at the prestigious University of Oxford to study medicine, I would like to express my eternal gratitude to my mother for her unwavering support and to my Geography teacher, Mr Hogger.

Celebration time for Ryan Bunton
Celebration time for Ryan Bunton
Happy KES students
Happy KES students

“Above all, I will remain forever grateful to KES for having marvellous pastoral support and a nurturing and academically enriching, intellectually stimulating environment.”

Head of Sixth Form Alistair White said: “We are incredibly proud of our Year 13 students. We all become incredibly invested in every student’s future and we understand first-hand how hard they have worked to get where they are today.

“I am delighted for Alina, who has fulfilled her dream of studying medicine at Oxford and am equally pleased that we have once again supported each one of our students in achieving their next step. We wish them all the very best for the future - we can’t wait to see what it holds for them.”

KES students chat through their results
KES students chat through their results

Other individual successes include Samanta Springe (A* A B) who is going on to study Creative Writing at Manchester University, Scarlett Martin (Double Distinction*, B) who will be studying English at Nottingham University, Ryan Bunton (AAB) who will be studying Economics at Leeds University, Kamile Orlovaite (A*AC) who will be studying Japanese Studies and History at Sheffield University, Hubert Pikula (AABC) who will be studying Mechanical Engineering at Warwick University and Hayden Lambert (Triple Distinction*) who will be studying Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough College while playing for King’s Lynn Town Football Club’s Under 23 team.

Samanta Springe, who achieved A*, A, B, said: “I look back on the seven years I spent at KES with fondness and nostalgia – all of my work and the various experiences I have enjoyed here have blossomed into the happiness and pride I feel as my dream to pursue Creative Writing is fulfilled.

“KES has witnessed and nurtured my growth as a person in ways beyond just education – particularly the support of Mrs Spindler, whose passion has helped me to keep working and achieve my goals. My gratitude is immeasurable.”

Students find out their results at KES
Students find out their results at KES

Hayden Lambert, who has achieved the first Triple Distinction* for Sports Science at KES Sixth Form, said:

“I really enjoyed the Sports Science course at KES Sixth Form, as it has prepared me to study Sports and Exercise Science at university, and it had a good mix of practical and written work. The teachers were very helpful and were always ready to answer any questions.

“I would recommend the Sports Science course to anyone who is interested in sport and to the people looking to be involved in the King’s Lynn Town FC setup that the sixth form offers.”

Scarlett Martin, Year 13 student at KES Sixth Form, said: ”I have really enjoyed my time at sixth form. The staff were very caring and always provided extra support to students when needed. Thank you for believing in us!”

Ryan Bunton, Year 13 student at KES Sixth Form, said: “I’m really happy about my results. Considering how much of a difficult year I think it’s been for everyone, I think everyone has done really amazing. I’m really looking forward to starting my life at Leeds University in September.”

Star student Alina Ahsan with principal Sarah Hartshorn, right, and head of sixth form Alistair White
Star student Alina Ahsan with principal Sarah Hartshorn, right, and head of sixth form Alistair White

KES will be hosting its annual Open Day on Tuesday, October 3 from 6pm to 8pm and encourage those interested in applying for the sixth form to attend for a tour of its magnificent building and state-of-the-art facilities and speak to current students, teachers, and the principal.



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