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GCSE Examination Results 2016

There were jubilant scenes at The Kings of Wessex Academy on Thursday, as Year 11 students celebrated the academy’s best ever set of GCSE results. We are very proud to be celebrating our students’ achievements with 76% of students in Year 11 achieving five or more A*-C grades, including English and Maths. In addition, the percentage of students achieving five or more A*-C grades was 82%. These excellent achievements come hot on the heels of the academy’s first rate A-level results.

Assistant Headteacher, Mr Hughes praised the efforts of this year’s Year 11 students and their teachers. He said, “This has been a record breaking year for The Kings of Wessex Academy. These young people have worked incredibly hard to achieve these results which reflect well on the commitment and hard work of both the students and their teachers”. As always, the headline figures do not tell the whole story as there were many achieving far beyond this, with a remarkable 119 students obtaining 11 or more A*-C passes. The pass rate for all exams sat was 99%, with 24% of entries being awarded the top grades of A*/A. The list of students who deserve to be mentioned individually grows every year, and all of our students deserve our warmest congratulations.

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GCE Examination Results 2016

A - Level Results

Students at the Kings of Wessex Academy are celebrating their excellent A Level results. The A Level pass rate remains at an impressive 99% and more than half of the students were awarded grades of B, A and A*. These results are well deserved and reflect the high levels of effort and commitment the students have demonstrated throughout their studies.

AS - Level Results

Our Year 12 students posted fantastic results this year with over a third of entries receiving either As and Bs.

Head Teacher, Chris Richardson, commented “We are delighted that our students have achieved such fabulous results allowing them to access many different opportunities. It is with great pride we send our Year 13s onto their next steps and we look forward to seeing our Year 12s on September 5th to start their A level courses.”

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Year 11 Prom 2016 Photo Gallery

Two photo galleries from the Year 11 Prom Night have been created. One is on Firefly, and the other here.

The Kings' Messenger

The July issue of The Kings' Messenger is now available online, please click here to read it.

Platform Arts Magazine

The 2016 issue of Platform, the Kings' arts magazine of student work, is now available online, please click here to view it.

Firefly and Parent Reports

For more information on accessing Firefly please visit our Parents Online page here.

Welcome to The Kings of Wessex Academy

As one of the top-performing schools in the South West, The Kings of Wessex Academy strives to provide a first class education for all. We have a dedicated team of staff who work hard to inspire our students to be the best that they can be and to stand out from the crowd. We have high expectations and work hard to provide all our students with the opportunities and support needed to enable them to achieve their full potential. Kings is an exciting place to learn with great teachers, superb facilities, a wide range of subject choices and a programme of exciting enrichment activities.

Please take time to read the welcome message from the Headteacher, Mr Chris Richardson.

Latest News


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The Kings of Wessex Academy recognises that the safety and welfare of children is paramount and that we have a responsibility to protect children in all the academy’s activities. We take all reasonable steps to ensure, through appropriate procedures and training, that all students, irrespective of sex, age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual identity or social status, are protected from abuse.

We foster a culture of vigilance amongst staff, students, parents and visitors. We always listen to students and take their concerns seriously. Please do not hesitate if you have any concerns or queries please contact the Academy immediately and you will be directed to a member of staff who will endeavour to help you.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Barbara Marshall (Deputy Head) and the Child Protection Team includes all members of the Academy Leadership Group (ALG)s and our Year leaders.

We share information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately

Further information can be found from the Somerset Safeguarding Children Board http://sscb.safeguardingsomerset.org.uk

The Kings' Messenger

The latest copy of The Kings' Messenger is now available online.

Recent Additions

The Cafe @ Kings menus and pricelists have been updated for the 2016-17 academic year. Added 19 August 2016

A new Gallery of photographs from the recent PHSE Citizenship Day. Added 11 July 2016

A new student Blog entry is now available. Added 8 July 2016

A new Gallery of photographs from the recent Year 11 Prom. Added 1 July 2016

A new Parents' Letter regarding the Year 10 Religious Education trip to Krakow/Auschwitz in February 2017. Added 30 June 2016

Two new Parents' Letters regarding the Years 11 and 12 Geography and Chemistry field trip to Iceland in July 2017. Added 29 June 2016

The Staff List has been updated. Added 24 June 2016

A new Parents' Letter regarding the Years 10 and 11 trip to Berlin from 5 to 9 December. Added 15 June 2016

Coming Soon

Watch this space .... GCSE Results Day – Thursday 25 August


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