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Record Year for A* Grades at Kent College Pembury

When Kent College’s Year 11 girls collected their GCSE results this morning, they were thrilled to find that they had performed extremely well.  Following on from last week’s outstanding A Level results, the school in Pembury is today celebrating its highest ever A* rating, with an impressive 27% of exams awarded this grade – a 7% increase on the previous year.

Exceptionally, 57% of the grades were awarded either an A* or A with some girls achieving the top results in all of their 11 subjects, showcasing the high calibre of teaching and hard work from the girls.  Particular congratulations to the Latin department who nurtured girls to achieve 100% A* or A grades, the Science Department whose Biology students achieved 90% A* or A marks, and the Geography and German departments whose grades were awarded 80% A or above.

Kent College’s academic performance continues to improve as the emphasis is very much on an all-round education where the broad curriculum and outstanding pastoral care builds confidence and ensures that all girls continue to perform to the very best of their ability.  Girls give their all in the classroom, on the sports field, fundraising for charity and in the performing arts, as well as striving towards individual goals, which from this year’s cohort include future Olympic dreams and national textile design honours.

Headmistress, Ms Julie Lodrick commented: “We are extremely proud of all that the girls have accomplished during their GCSE studies and the fact they have achieved our best ever top grades. The unfaltering determination, dedication, creativity and hard work of everyone involved has been reflected in the 2016 results. The girls will enter Kent College’s Sixth Form with the self-belief and confidence that they can achieve their ambitions and we look forward to their continued success over the next two years.

These record results have rounded off an exceptional year for Kent College, after being awarded the top grade of ‘excellent’ across the board in our inspection in December.  We are all set for an exciting and even more successful year ahead.”

Abigail Evans, who joined Kent College when she was just 3 years old and has aced this summer’s examinations with 11A* and 1A commented: “I am really pleased with my results. Thank you to my teachers for all their support, due to their faith in our capabilities my friends and I have all improved from our predictive grades. Both of my sisters recently left Kent College and have told me all about the Sixth Form, I can’t wait.”

Alexandra Abbs who achieved a super set of results, 7A* and 4A grades, commented: “I am extremely happy with each of my grades. Being at Kent College with fantastic teachers and supportive friends has enabled me to do well in my exams, thank you.”

Beth Peachey followed up being awarded second in the GCSE Young Fashion Designer of the Year by gaining 8A* and 3A grades commented: “I am so relieved after opening my results and tremendously proud of what is written on this bit of paper. Thank you to all my teachers for their guidance which has been second to none, without them I wouldn’t have achieved what I have. I am really looking forward to September and focusing on studying French, English, Psychology and Spanish.”

Champion swimmer, Annabel Guye-Johnson who this morning celebrated her 5A*, 5A and 1B commented: “I am delighted with my results, thank you so much to all my teachers. Kent College has supported me in and out of the classroom over the past few years. If I have had to miss a lesson, due to swimming competitions, the teachers always made sure that when I returned I was fully up to speed with what I had missed. I am really looking forward to the next two years and focusing on subjects that I love.” 

Aspiring vet, sixteen-year old Marie Srotyr who achieved 7A* 3A and 1B was thrilled upon opening her results commented: “I was really nervous this morning but now I am so happy, I cannot stop staring at the grades. I am looking forward to continuing my journey at Kent College and spending time with the Upper Sixth girls, who I hear are a fantastic support through Sixth Form life.”

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