2016 Academic Results
2016 A Level Results
Upper Sixth students from King’s College in Soto de Viñuelas were celebrating excellent A level results this year,
continuing the success of the last few years.
- The pass rate was 99 % (grades A* to E)
- 19% of papers were graded A*
- 48% of papers were graded A* or A
- 72% of papers were at A*, A or B.
Achievement in British public examinations at this level confirms the status of King’s College as one of the very best British schools in Europe and compares very favourably with UK-based top independent schools and highly-selective state grammar schools. Our standards not only exceed the UK state sector by a wide margin, but they also place us close to the UK independent school average for A* and A grades. According to OECD PISA tests, UK independent schools are the top-performing schools in the world.
Headmaster Mr Andy Rattue commented: “Behind the statistics, results of this quality do not happen by accident. They are the result of consistent hard work by the students themselves, supportive families and the professional approach and expertise of our top academic staff over many years. Learning is a long game, and our primary teachers must share the credit for these results with their secondary colleagues since so many of our children have been with us since Early Years. These results are all the more remarkable when you consider that many of our students are not native English speakers and they are competing directly against their contemporaries in the UK. I offer them my heartiest congratulations! It is also good to know that they are thoughtful and socially responsible young people with interests beyond the classroom and strong leadership skills which will stand them in very good stead for university and in their future careers. We hope that they will stay in touch with us and remain part of the King’s family”.
Head of Careers Mr Paul McNally was pleased to report that most King’s students will be able to proceed to their first-choice universities.
Four students have had their places at the University of Cambridge confirmed:
- Miranda Imperial will be going to Queens’ College to read Human, Social and Political Sciences;
- Daniel Popa to Pembroke College to read Chemical Engineering;
- Ana Montero to Girton College to read Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
- Guillermo Villalba to Trinity College to read Economics
King’s students have guaranteed their places at prestigious UK universities such as Imperial College London, UCL, Bath, Manchester, Edinburgh, Durham, Bristol, Warwick, Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham and Southampton.
As well as these top UK universities, a number of King’s leavers have won places at prestigious American universities.
- Head Boy Diego G will be attending Georgetown,
- Allie H is off to Berkeley
- Anastasia B has won a place at Duke.
A remarkable 30% of the year group achieved a minimum of 3 A*/As
(i.e. 32 students). Among these top-performing students was Head Girl Andrea V, who achieved no fewer than 5 A* grades. Andrea has a place to read Politics, Philosophy and Economics and the world-renowned London School of Economics.
For full A level results please click here Advanced Level Results 2015
IGCSE Results 2015
King’s College has again achieved excellent results in the 2014 IGCSE and GCSE examinations.
46.3% of passes being at A*/A grade.
91% overall pass rate (A*-C grades)
100% of candidates achieved 5 A*-C grades.
“These excellent scores continue the pattern set by our A Level students,” said Headmaster Andy Rattue. “They show what can be achieved by motivated pupils, first-rate teachers and supportive parents. The results are all the more remarkable when you consider the number of syllabus changes this cohort has had to endure, alongside the reduction of modularity and the UK Government’s explicit agenda to make GCSE more difficult. Many UK schools have experienced big variations in their GCSE results this year.”
Beneath the headlines, one remarkable statistic is that every single King’s pupil achieved a pass grade (A*-C) in IGCSE Mathematics which is such a vital enabling subject. Moreover, there were superb performances from several departments such as Economics, French and History where two-thirds or more pupils achieved A* or A grades.
KS2 NCT Test Results 2015
Alongside very good performances at IGCSE A Level, it is excellent to know that we have strong academic potential lower down the school as demonstrated by the Key Stage 2 SAT’s results. “Congratulations to the children themselves and to Mrs Paula Parkinson and her team!” added Headmaster Andy Rattue.
We had all-time record performances set within Maths (by a significant margin) and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar, and our second-best ever year within English Reading. The expected level of attainment in the UK is 4.0 in each area and thus we are well above the UK norms and averages. Indeed, 95% of Year 6 pupils achieved a 4.0 or better in Reading and 98% achieved a 4.0 or better in Mathematics. Thus, this is our best-ever SATs year to-date.