It's teamwork that has made us the tops

North Devon Gazette

Students and staff at Kingsley School are celebrating another successful GCSE results day today, following the outstanding A-Level results announced earlier this week.   Â
Congratulations to all our class of 2021 whose hard work and efforts have been rewarded.  There were successes across the board with many standout performances. 32% of all grades were 9-7 (A* - A equivalent) and 79% were grades 9 -4 (A* - C equivalent). Â
Kingsley students are at ease with their second and third languages and it is no wonder that linguists are thriving at Kingsley, 100% of all French grades were 9-7.    Â
The secret formula for GCSE success during these unusual few years has been teachers who have constantly provided the best possible teaching and pastoral care, families who have given constant support, and, most importantly, focused students who demonstrated real grit and determination with the transition to blended classroom and online schooling.  Â
Headteacher Mrs Gill Jackson said: “I hope each pupil is very satisfied with their outcomes today. There has been so much uncertainty surrounding the GCSEs this year and I would like to commend Kingsley Year 11 for their acceptance that this is one of the most exceptional and difficult of years and congratulate the year group on their successes today which are so well deserved. Â
“I would like to thank the teaching staff at Kingsley for their full support, expertise and time given in ensuring the system for awarding grades this summer has been rigorous, objective and fair.” Â
Year 11 GCSE student Fintan said: “I have a complex medical issue which means I have to miss lots of school for treatment and recovery, so together with the school and my family we agreed on a phased GCSE plan over three years rather than sitting all my GCSEs in the summer of Year 11.  Â
“This flexible approach has made my learning and subsequent exam timetable much more manageable.”Â
Acceptance to the Kingsley Top Universities Programme is subject to school reports, GCSE results, and a short interview. For more information and details please contact Kingsley and ask to speak with Mrs Lou Wivell (Director of Admissions) 01237 426200 or by email lwivell@kingsleyschoolbideford.co.ukÂ

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