A Level Results 2017

Sixth formers enjoyed an outstanding set of A level results and are now preparing to head off to a range of leading universities across the UK.  Even though the students were the first to face the more challenging reformed A levels based on final assessments in the second year, the sixth form students achieved the very highest grades.  Special mention goes to the following students who excelled:

Isobel Bolitho: A* A A, Biology, University of ManchesterJack Peace: A* A A, Business Management, University of Surrey
Georgia Stevens: A* A A, Astrophysics, Lancaster University
Natalie Hughes: A* A* C, Social Science, University of Bath
Thomas Collard: A* A B, Zoo Biology, Nottingham Evie Croxford: A A A, Psychology, University of Sheffield
Yanika Johnson: A A A D*, Medicine, University of Southampton
Adam Millward: A A A, Psychology, University of York
Tyler Paul: A A D*, Higher Apprenticeship, Hydrographic Office, Taunton
Nathan Clarke: A D*, Geography, Loughborough University

We are very proud of the achievements of our students who have all worked incredibly hard with the support of our staff. Their hard work has paid off with fantastic university and employment destinations for our students. 

We believe that our sixth form provides an excellent standard of education for the young people of Highbridge, Burnham on Sea and the surrounding areas.

Mrs Hurr
Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results Day Information

GCSE Results Day - Thursday, 24th August 2017
09:00  
Venue: B block

From 11.00 results will be available in reception during office hours until the start of term when they will be available from the Exams Office by prior appointment.

If it is not possible for students to be there on the day we can only release results to somebody else if we have a signed letter of permission from the student.  

If students wish the results to be sent to them then they must provide us with a stamped, addressed envelope and a letter of permission to do this, once again signed by the student.

For information about the new grading of exams please click here.

 


 

Year 12 Internship Week

Sixth formers enjoyed a very productive work experience week from 3 - 7 July. Wishing to hone their employability skills in preparation for apprenticeships, university and the world of work, sixth form students gained placements at a variety of prestigious locations across the UK from Rolls Royce in Bristol and the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff to Queens Park Rangers Football Club, SHH Chartered Architecture and Interior Design practice and Peter Millard & Partners art consultants in London.

Highlights of placements across the region included Somewhere House Rehabilitation Centre in Burnham, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Trust and local primary schools such as St Andrew's and Churchfield. 

Pictured above is Ellie Bishop with Ms Hannah Clark, teacher of Year 3 at St Andrew's in Burnham.
Below are Vivien Aston and Hollie Rennie with Richard Southon, Deputy Manager at Somewhere House Rehabilitation Centre, Burnham.

 

Summer Holidays

The school will close for the summer holidays on Friday, 21st July at 12.40pm and will reopen on Wednesday, 6th September 2017. . School transport has been re-arranged to pick up students on the last day of term.

Inset days are
Monday, 24th July 2017
Monday, 4th September 2017
Tuesday, 5th September 2017

Prom Celebrations 2017

YEAR 11 STUDENTS PROM CELEBRATIONS

On Thursday 29 June the 2017 cohort of Year 11 pupils of King Alfred School celebrated the end of their GCSE exams and Secondary schooling in some style with a Formal Prom at Batch Country House, Lympsham.

Over 25 staff and 200 pupils pulled out all the stops in terms of style and class and looked amazing in their finest.

The evening began at 6.30pm with the arrival in all manner of vintage and modern vehicles. Following photographs around the stunning grounds Year 11 then enjoyed a three course meal inside a glittering ballroom decked in silver and blue. As well as further photographs, raffle and a disco Year 11 were also treated to local band 'Drop the mic' (which includes three students from the year group) who entertained the room with songs as varied as 'Johnny B. Goode' by Chuck Berry to Beyonce's Crazy in Love'!

The dancing then continued until midnight.

"It has been lovely to see everyone this evening having such a great time" said Mr Lockett, Head of Year. "These students have come a very long way in the last five years and they really deserve credit for their achievements. Tonight was about having fun and marking a very special milestone in their lives."

Mr Lockett
Head of Year 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR 13 STUDENTS’ PROM CELEBRATIONS

King Alfred Sixth form celebrated their annual prom at The Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare on Friday 30th June. Over a hundred Sixth Form students and staff members attended the stylish event to say their final goodbyes to the Year 13 students, poised to take up their University places and Apprenticeship positions this September.

The memorable evening was organised by the hard-working Sixth Form student committee with the whole hearted support of Miss Watkins. All attendees were blown away with the venue, the interpretation of the Space Theme and the Regency Suite with its stunning backdrop of the Weston-Super-Mare seafront.

The evening was full of fantastic food and entertainment with an opening speech from Year 13 student Sam Cain, followed by the latest instalment of Star Wars Episode with KAS subtitles and Miss Hewlitt’s unbelievable cover of Amy Winehouse’s Valerie. Towards the end of the night, Miss Watkins unveiled an emotional slideshow that compiled all their achievements from earlier years and the Sixth Form. Mr Jonathan Gaskell, Head of Sixth Form congratulated students on their hard work ethic during the year and said they would be sorely missed.

Overall, the night was considered “The perfect way to say goodbye”. The staff at The Grand Pier were full of praise for the students, mentioning how polite and sophisticated they were throughout the night.

A massive thank you to everyone who attended and to the staff involved.

J Gaskell
Head of 6th Form

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