GCSE RESULTS 2018: King Edward VII Academy sees 'significant increase' in results
King Edward VII Academy students and staff are celebrating a "significant increase" in results, with 56 per cent scoring grades between 4 and 9 in the two core subjects.
The school's results show a 11 per cent increase on 12 months ago, with many achieving a handful of 9 grades.
This year's results adopt a new 9-1 grading system, with a 9 equating to an A* under the previous system and a 4 equalling out to a C.
Principal Lloyd Brown said: “I am delighted to report these excellent results. We have been privileged to work with an extremely well-motivated, committed group of year 11 students who fully deserve the successes they have achieved.
“Throughout the year they have worked incredibly hard and gone the extra mile in attending further revision sessions and completing additional study in their own time. They can now celebrate their efforts.
“Parents have been extremely supportive of the work throughout the year and I would like to thank them for their contributions.
"Staff have work tirelessly to ensure students achieve well and they are delighted with these results today too.”
One of the school's top performing students, Jacob Biran scored eight 9s, one 8 and one 7.
He said: “I was expecting quite good results but eight 9s was more than I had hoped for. I am going to continue at KES Sixth Form studying maths and sciences and hopefully go to medical school after that.”
Another top performer, Dan Aviss, who achieved three 9s, an A, two 7s, two Bs, and one 6, said he was really shocked to have scored a 9 in maths and science because he found those exams quite tricky.
Student Mia King said: “I am very happy with my results, especially my 9 in French. I am planning to continue at KES to study maths, PE and French. My goal is to train to be a teacher.”
Duncan Ramsey, chief executive of the school's sponsor, the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, said: “I would like to congratulate all of the staff and students for the amazing increase in results this year.
"I have seen first hand the amount of hard work and dedication occurring at King Edward VII throughout the year.
"I notice a real buzz of excitement whenever I visit the academy and everyone involved should feel really proud to be part of the special improvements taking place.
"I would like to wish all the students good luck and continuing success as they move on to new challenges next year.”
Sinead Marray-Woods, who scored three 9s, one 8, three 7s, two 6s and one 5, said: “I was not overly confident but I am overjoyed with my results.
"I’ve really enjoyed my time at KES and have built my confidence up over the years here. I look forward to continuing on to sixth form.”
And Joe Karreman, who achieved three 9s, six 8s, and one 6, is hoping to continue his success following his results.
He said “My eyes tumbled down the page getting wider with each grade, I was not expecting to have such good grades across the entire curriculum, although I am disappointed not to get my 9 in maths.”