Exam celebrations have been held at The King’s School, Ottery St Mary, as staff applauded a ‘strong’ set of GCSE results.
Headteacher Rob Gammon said the 2019 results reflect the hard work of the Year 11 students and the quality of the school’s teaching and support.
Mr Gammon said he was ‘delighted’ so many students had achieved exam success, and looked forward to welcoming those returning to join the sixth form.
The King’s School said some 79 per cent of students achieved a standard pass (four or better) in English and mathematics and 75 per cent of students achieved five or more standard passes (grade four/C or better) including English and maths.
The headteacher said he was equally proud of the outstanding results, and of the progress students had made from across the ability range.
Mr Gammon said “I am delighted to be able to celebrate a strong set of academic outcomes for our students.
“These results reflect the hard work and determination shown by students to do their very best in these examinations.
“Students have been well supported by their families and the school and I am sure that many of them will be delighted with their results.
“A large number of these students will now continue their education with us in our sixth form.”
The King’s School said it was impressed by its students’ personal development while at the school.
“We are very proud of the contribution that this year group has made to the school community over the past five years at the school.” Said Mr Gammon
“Our students continue to thrive in a supportive environment where we value success in many wider areas of school life.
“These students have undertaken courses such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award and sports leadership as well as completing challenges such as Ten Tors.
“They have mentored younger students and been active participants and leaders in the school’s house competitions.
“Given all the pressures of examinations that students face, the contribution that these students have made is even more remarkable.”
Mr Gammon added: “Our thanks must also go to the very supportive parents who have helped their young people to achieve so much during their time with us.
“These students are a credit to themselves and their families and we wish them all the very best as they go on to the next chapter of their lives.”