Sixth Form students celebrate another year of outstanding results

By Jill Dando News

The King Alfred School Academy Year 13 students are celebrating another year of outstanding results as many of them prepare for the next stage of their lives.

The school-based Sixth Form at the Highbridge-based TKASA in Somerset has a rich history of outstanding A Level results over the years and this year is no different. 

Despite the difficulties of the past two academic years, which affected many weeks of face-to-face learning, the students excelled themselves in their summer assessments and are now preparing for higher level courses and apprenticeships around the country.

Three of the students secured prestigious places at Oxbridge universities.

Abbie Bryant (left) will now be studying Biology at the University of Oxford, Natasha White (middle) will study Philosophy and Theology at University of Oxford, while Katie Clarke (right) will study Geography at Cambridge University.

Additionally, Ben Youd will be going to St Andrews University, Grace Thomas will start a Legal Apprenticeship with Burges Salmon while Ben Beard won an Engineering Apprenticeship with QED Engineering Limited.

Top performers this year are Owen Channon who gained 4 A* grades in Business, Maths, Further Maths and Physics.

Katie Clarke gained 3 A* grades in Art, Geography, & Sociology.

Natasha White gained 3 A* grades in English Literature, Religion & Philosophy and English Language.

Ben Youd gained 3 A* grades in Art, Business & Maths while Caitlin Kelly gained 2 A* grades in Geography & Drama and an A grade in History.

The Sixth Form is one of Britain’s most successful, with rapidly expanding numbers, and superb exam results. 

Acting Principal at TKASA Dan Milford said: “Obviously we are incredibly proud of the achievements of our Year 13 students after what has been such a challenging two years for them. 

“They have shown tremendous resilience, determination and drive throughout their time in the Sixth Form and all the staff at the academy wish them all the best for the future as they leave us and move onto pastures new.”

Nearly 200 students including 10 from across the world, are thriving in their studies at the Sixth Form.

It is part of The Priory Learning Trust and is attracting students from schools in Weston-super-Mare including Priory Community School Academy, Worle Community School Academy, as well as schools in Bridgwater. 

The Sixth Form has benefitted from significant investment since joining TPLT and the facilities for students are outstanding. 

Places are still available for next year on a wide range of subjects. 

Anyone looking to study A-levels in a high performing Sixth Form is encouraged to take a look at the  website and to make contact with Mr Gaskell via email