2016 A Level Results

 

King’s students celebrate another excellent set of A Level results

Upper Sixth students from King’s College in Soto de Viñuelas were celebrating excellent A Level results today, continuing the success of the last few years.

2016
Overall Pass Rate 99.2%
Papers graded A* 20.4%
Papers graded A* or A 44.8%
Papers graded A*, A or B 67%

 

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. Two students have had their places at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge confirmed: Joe Rattue will be going to Somerville College, Oxford to read Modern Languages and Maite Arribas has a place at Girton College, Cambridge for Natural Sciences.  King’s students have guaranteed their places at prestigious UK universities such as Imperial College London, UCL, KCL, Bath, Manchester, Edinburgh, Durham, Bristol, Warwick, Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham and Southampton.

 

Support and Guidance beyond the academic

In recent years, 40 pupils from King’s College have gone to study at six of the top ten universities in the world (QS Ranking 2015) and at least 44% of the students study in a Russell Group university (Top UK institutions).

These magnificent achievements are a result of the rigorous, broad and comprehensive quality British education provided by King’s College, as well as the unique support and guidance that pupils receive from their teachers and fellow students throughout their whole academic journey.

“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”, explained Mr. Rattue.

Upper Sixth students from King’s College are provided with a special programme of guidance and advice on their journey through their last years at school in order to access to the university, including a specialised preparation for entry to Oxbridge universities (Oxford and Cambridge).

The student’s individual tutors are especially qualified professionals that offer them support on their academic careers and university application processes, and at the same time provide them with personal assistance, making sure they have everything they need in order to undertake their goals with assurance and comfort.

 

2016 IGCSE Results

  • 46.7% of passes being at A*/A grade
  • 90.8% overall pass rate (A*-C grades)
  • 70.8% of passes being at A*-B grades

2016 KS2 SATs

Alongside a very good performance at A Level, it is excellent to know that we have strong academic potential lower down the school as demonstrated by the Key Stage 2 SATs results. Congratulations to Paula Parkinson and her team!

Amid some controversy in the UK, this was the first year of new-style, more challenging SATs which we decided to trial at Soto. Results are no longer expressed in terms of levels but as scaled scores out of 100. The results, showing the percentage of pupils reaching the expected UK standard, were as follows:

2016 SATs results King’s College Soto UK National Results
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 91% 72%
Reading

84%

 

66%
Mathematics

86%

 

70%

 

Thus, 2016 has been another impressive year for Soto Primary.