- Written by Maureen Igoe
King Ethelbert School are celebrating another set of fabulous GCSE grades this year with students making excellent progress at every level.
The new specifications in English and Maths mean that it is impossible to make direct comparisons to last year’s results however despite the raising of the academic bar over 50% of students at King Ethelbert got a standard pass or higher in English and Maths.
The new 8 and 9 “grade” for English and Maths is exceptionally hard to achieve but several students attained this figure in both subjects. The results clearly show the students made excellent progress during their time at King Ethelbert School at whatever starting point they had in year 7.
Kate Greig, Headteacher, said “we are very proud of the achievements of our Year 11 cohort who worked hard to get these excellent grades. We have fantastic staff who work hard to ensure success for each individual and both students and staff deserve a massive amount of praise. This year the new specifications meant even greater things had to be done by the students but they rose to the challenge. We are delighted by the outcomes that these students so thoroughly deserve”.
These very good GCSE examination results come on the back of the superb IBCP sixth form results the school achieved in July. King Ethelbert School is one of the top performing schools in Kent and it’s academic record is outstanding year after year.
Vicky Willis, Deputy Headteacher said “If the students work hard they achieve fantastic results because we have such an excellent staff team to make this happen. It is a time or celebration once again”.
Students who performed particularly well are:
Top performing students at King Ethelbert School:
Molly Brace-Traynor 2x9 1x8 3xA* 4xA
Juvina Amada-Chan 1x8 2x6 4xA* 1xA 1XB
Benjamin Brown 1X8 2x6 1xA* 1xA 4xB 1xC
Isabelle Buck 1x8 1x7 1xA* 3xB 3xC
Lilly Dent 1x7 2x6 1x4 1xA* 3xB 2xC
Joseph Marsh 1x8 1x7 1x6 1xA* 4xA 2xB
Jacob Middleton 1x7 1x6 1x5 1xA 5xB 1xC
Oliver O’Hare 1x7 2x5 4xA 2xB 1xC
Owen Pickering 1x7 2x6 2xA 1xB 3xC
Beth Waller 1x7 2x6 1xA* 2xA 2xB