Fantastic results day as students celebrate at thriving Sixth Form

Fantastic results day as students celebrate at thriving Sixth Form

By Jill Dando News

It was a fantastic results day as students celebrated at The King Alfred School Academy.

Year 13 students celebrated achieving fantastic A Level and BTEC results at the school-based Sixth Form at The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge, Somerset today.

They are now planning future pathways and careers at universities and apprenticeships across the country.

This year was the first year that students have sat formal exams since 2019 with this year group in particular showing tremendous resilience and positivity having dealt with remote learning and the covid pandemic over the past two to three years.

There were notable performances from several students in the year group, with Jamie Raynard being the top performer gaining two A* grades and 2 A grades in his four subjects.

Jamie, a former Weston-super-Mare student from Priory Community School Academy - another school in the Priory Learning Trust - joined the Sixth Form at TKASA after leaving PCSA at the end of Year 11.

Jamie with Principal Dan Milford.

He is now going to Warwick University to study Physics.


Other fantastic performances to note were Evie Skinner who gained A*, A and Distinction star, Grace Huggins A* and two A grades, Anya Snowball A* and two A grades and Erin Murray, two A grades and a Distinction star.

Erin will now study Clinical Psychology at Plymouth University.

She said “Doing psychology at King Alfred’s really ignited and catalysed me to do psychology further. I loved it so much.”

Anya said she is “very pleased” with her results. She will now go on to study English and Film Studies at the University of Sussex.

She hopes to be an English teacher or screenwriter after completing seven years at TKASA.

Grace will now study at Kings College in London.

Principal Dan Milford said: “Our TKASA Year 13 students have been amazing over the past two years in incredibly challenging and difficult circumstances.

“The work ethic, resilience and courage they have shown has been inspiring and it was great to see them in school today collecting their results and now preparing for the next steps of their lives.

“We are incredibly proud of them all!'

TKASA Sixth Form has grown in reputation considerably over the past five years with growing numbers and consistent high performance levels in terms of grades and destinations.

The Sixth Form is just one part of the school which continues to improve year on year as part of The Priory Learning Trust.

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