Kingston Grammar School students are today celebrating some exceptional A Level examination results that are amongst the School’s best in the last 5 years.
The class of 2016 at KGS have maintained the School’s impressive record at A Level with over 23% of all grades at the top A* level and 85% at A*-B.
Head Master Stephen Lehec said he was “very proud and absolutely delighted for this year’s KGS leavers”, praising the hard work of both the Upper Sixth students and the School’s dedicated staff. He added that the supportive parent body were also instrumental in helping to achieve such excellent results.
The 104 students of Kingston Grammar School’s Upper Sixth took a total of 353 A Levels between them and recorded an average of 3 A grades per student with nearly half of all the students achieving three or more A*/A grades.
The class of 2016 at KGS have maintained the School’s impressive record at A Level with over 23% of all grades at the top A* level and 85% at A*-B. These excellent grade outcomes will enable the majority of students to follow their chosen path with an unprecedented number going on to Russell Group universities, including 100% success rate with Oxford and Cambridge offers. “These results are a fitting reward for years of hard work and endeavour,” said Stephen Lehec.
Top performers in this year’s examinations included William Vine and Naman Wahi who both achieved 4 A* grades. William will be going on to study Mathematics at Oxford whilst Naman will take up his place at Imperial to read Computing.
Other top performing students were Emily Bertin (Veterinary Science, Cambridge), Stefan Hales (Maths, Imperial), Finn Harman (Economics, Cambridge), Hazel Scurr (Geography, Cambridge), Sophia Shafiee (Classics, Oxford) and Maya Yousif (Education with English & Drama, Cambridge) who all achieved a minimum of 3 A* grades each.
Stephen Lehec was also at pains to highlight the challenge of delivering such excellence in an age when all schools and students are under such pressure to produce results but, quite rightly, not at the expense of students’ wellbeing and ability to thrive as confident and resourceful individuals. “The School’s approach to independent and interactive learning goes hand in hand with our emphasis on being prepared to fail and develop resilience. In this way, our students attain long-term success whilst developing crucial life skills. The KGS motto is ‘Work Well & Be Happy’ and promotes a balance between success and positive wellbeing. These results are a ringing endorsement of the success of this ethos.”