Hit­ting the heights in ma­jes­tic man­ner

Gloucestershire Echo - - GCSE RESULTS SPECIAL -

PUPILS at King’s School Glouces­ter have been cel­e­brat­ing some of the school’s best GCSE re­sults. It was par­tic­u­larly im­pres­sive 21 per cent of these grades were 9 or 8 (A*) and 38 per cent of grades were top passes at grades 9-7 – well above the na­tional av­er­age of 20 per cent.

Head­mas­ter David Mor­ton said: “We are very proud of our hard-work­ing fifth form pupils.

“King’s prides it­self on be­ing an in­clu­sive school which wel­comes pupils with a wide range of aca­demic abil­i­ties.

“Be­hind the head­lines are some in­spir­ing per­sonal sto­ries of re­silience and per­se­ver­ance which re­sults alone do not re­flect.”

He con­tin­ued: “This year’s GCSE pupils have bal­anced their aca­demic work with par­tic­i­pa­tion in all the cocur­ric­u­lar op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able to them.

“Whether that be on the sports field, in per­form­ing arts, trekking across the Malverns on a Duke of Ed­in­burgh ex­pe­di­tion or ex­plor­ing China on this sum­mer’s aca­demic en­rich­ment trip.

“We look for­ward to wel­com­ing a very strong co­hort back to start their Alevel stud­ies in Septem­ber.”

These re­sults are typ­i­cal of a King’s education.

While all the pupils are achiev­ing top marks in the core sub­jects, they are en­cour­aged to widen their education and study a di­verse range of sub­jects, such as Latin and clas­sics, along­side the more tra­di­tional GCSES.

Where King’s School par­tic­u­larly

ex­cels is iden­ti­fy­ing and nur­tur­ing in­di­vid­ual tal­ent to its full po­ten­tial.

Ex­am­ples of this in­clude Tom Mor­ris, who gained full marks in his art GCSE, GB Tap At­tack cap­tain Millie Davis and Bobby Cound, who rep­re­sented Eng­land at hockey along­side his stud­ies.

The King’s School is the lead­ing in­de­pen­dent day school in the area with more than 600 pupils, girls and boys, aged three to 18.

King’s of­fers aca­demic ex­cel­lence, out­stand­ing pas­toral care and a unique pro­gramme to iden­tify and de­velop in­di­vid­ual tal­ents.

The in­spir­ing Cathe­dral set­ting is un­equalled, giv­ing a spe­cial sense of iden­tity.

Our fam­ily-friendly school is small enough for us to know each child and to value them as an in­di­vid­ual, yet large enough to of­fer a very wide range of aca­demic sub­jects and a spec­tac­u­lar ar­ray of co-cur­ric­u­lar op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Fam­i­lies through­out Glouces­ter­shire are send­ing their chil­dren to King’s for a great all-round education.

Our coun­ty­wide bus ser­vice and range of schol­ar­ships and bur­saries makes it very ac­ces­si­ble for all.

The best way to find out more about King’s is to visit us and ex­pe­ri­ence this unique en­vi­ron­ment for your­self.

King’s next open morn­ing is on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 5 from 9.30am12.30pm.

The Sixth Form open evening is on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 17.

» For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the King’s School open events or to ar­range an in­di­vid­ual tour, con­tact the ad­mis­sions team on 01452 337337 or email ad­mis­[email protected]­ings school.co.uk

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