Mount Kelly Pupils Triumph in Tough New GCSEs
Following the success of Mount Kelly pupils at A Level, the School’s GCSE candidates have risen to the challenge of the reformed examinations, and secured outstanding results across the board.
10% of all grades awarded were a 9, equivalent to the very highest A* under the previous system, and double the national figure. While 25% of all grades awarded were 9-8, 43% were 9-7; again, twice that achieved nationally.
Particular congratulations go to the 20% of pupils who scored 9s and 8s in six or more subjects; a clear reflection both of their own hard work and of the school’s ability to enable the most academically ambitious pupils to realise their full potential.
Head Master, Mark Semmence, commented, “It is evident that our pupils have thrived in a more academically demanding climate, and these results are a clear testament to their hard work and commitment. Having been prepared exceptionally well for their GCSEs, they will certainly go on to further success in the Sixth Form, not only in the classroom but across the range of opportunities that a Mount Kelly education has to offer.”
A Level 2018
Another Year of Excellent A Level Results
Mount Kelly is delighted to announce another year of outstanding A Level results. 37% of all grades were A/A*, or the equivalent, while 64% of all grades were A*/B, and 83% were A*/C. These figures represent continued improvement on previous years’ results and also significantly exceed the national figures.
A number of pupils achieved straight A* and A grades, while the overwhelming majority of those applying for university have secured places at their first-choice institution, including some of the most popular courses at Durham, Imperial and Bristol.
Head Master, Mark Semmence, commented, “These results are a clear indication of the academic strength of the school, and a testament to the hard work of our pupils and their teachers. Our pupils’ success is not, however, restricted to the exam hall; our Upper Sixth leavers move on to the next exciting stage of their lives not only having secured excellent A Level results, but having also made the very most of the wonderful opportunities that a Mount Kelly education has to offer.”