Exceptional GCSE Results Across the Trust

August 12, 2021

Today is GCSE results day, and after everything 2020 and 2021 has thrown at our learners we are immensely proud of what they have achieved. Our two secondary schools, the Kings of Wessex Academy and Nailsea Secondary School, were both open early this morning to welcome learners in to collect the envelopes containing their results.

The Kings of Wessex Academy:

Year 11 students are today celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results at Kings Academy.  Students have shown resilience and determination throughout these unprecedented circumstances. Their effort and dedication to master the knowledge and skills required across the range of subjects studied has been remarkable. 

Given the current situation, statistical trends have not been included; the focus being on individuals’ achievements.  Students should be extremely proud of their accomplishments; especially given the unique challenges they have faced during the pandemic. 

There have been some exceptional individual performances including; Laurence Hollyfield achieving 11 grade 9s and one grade 7, Melissa Neill with 10 grade 9s and two grade 8s, Isabelle Clarke with 10 grade 9s, one grade 8 and one grade 7.  Megan Rees achieved nine grade 9s and one grade 8. Alyn Edmunstone celebrates eight grade 9s, a Level 2 Distinction* within their twelve qualifications.  Rose Prod’Homme achieved eight grade 9s with her remaining subjects at grade 8. 

King’s students have shown exceptional progress from their KS2 scores demonstrating the impact of continuous hard work and enabling them to access exciting next steps as they continue their journey.  James Kemp, Teagan Waymouth, Matthew Ferris, Holly Cockram, Thomas Buck, Oliver Cockram and Jessica Haines have all made significant progress during their time at Kings, evidencing their commitment with the results they have achieved. 

In a challenging year with significant disruption, students have continued to stay positive, proactive and support one another. Students have lost learning time and restrictions have reduced the opportunity for them to experience events focussed on their future choices. Despite all of the above we are thrilled that students have engaged with new learning forums to further develop their skills and to prepare for their future careers. 

We are thrilled so many students will continue their journey here at Kings Sixth contributing to our Academy, Trust and the wider communities as the great ambassadors we know they are. There is a course for everyone at Kings Sixth and the opportunity to build on those notable results. We are excited to welcome new Year 12 students.  We are delighted to be welcoming even more students through the doors of Kings Sixth in September. It is still not too late to apply to Kings Sixth. Please email  kingssixth@kowessex.co.uk for more information or visit the school website.

Head Teacher, David Wiltshire, commented

“I am thrilled for the students that their effort and dedication has been rewarded. I am deeply proud of the strength they have shown, and it is wonderful to be able to celebrate their successes.  I would like to thank parents and carers for their continued support throughout their son or daughter’s schooling, especially during this last academic year.  I look forward to working with students continuing their education here at Kings Sixth. I would like to wish all our students the very best of luck with their next steps.  I know every one of them will continue to develop and build upon their successes”.

Head Teacher, David Wiltshire

Nailsea Secondary School:

For the second time this week smiles dominated as GCSE students collected their results at Nailsea School. 

Some key highlights include: 

  • Eddie R who achieved 5 grade 9s and 4 grade 8s, demonstrating his talents in a breadth of subjects, including Engineering, Photography and Music. 
  • Chloe S opened her envelope to discover she had been awarded 5 grade 9s, 1 grade 8, 2 grade 7s and a grade 5. Grade 9s were awarded in Combined Science, Maths, History and Engineering. 
  • Katie B-G achieved 5 grade 9s and 4 grade 7s, including the top grades in Combined Science, Spanish and Media Studies. 
  • Rebecca B had a split of 4 grade 9s and 4 grade 8s – with the top grades in Science, English Literature and Language and History 
  • Nathan W was awarded with 4 grade 9s, a Distinction* in ICT, a Distinction in PE, 1 grade 8, and 2 grade 7s 
  • Between them twins Jess and Alex O achieved 2 9s and a Distinction* in ICT, 2 Distinctions in PE, 6 grade 8s and 7 grade 7s 

Head Teacher, Dee Elliott, said:  

“I cannot praise this group of young people enough. Many of us have found this period a challenging one, yet the class of 2021 have showed huge resilience and determination and today they have received their rewards. There are a large number of students who have achieved top grades but, as with all occasions at Nailsea, every achievement and success is being celebrated at every grade level. There are a huge number of individual personal achievements within our results today. I am very much looking forward to seeing the large number of this year group continue their studies with us in the 6th form. It will be great to continue the partnerships with these young people and their families who have also been a huge support over the last two years”  

Head Teacher, Dee Elliott

We are so incredibly proud of every student’s achievements in their GCSE assessments. We wish each and every one of them well in their future endeavours, and look forward to welcoming them back to our sixth forms in September. If you are looking for an exceptional sixth form be sure to check out www.kowessex.co.uk and www.nailseaschool.com to find out more.