Class of 2025 celebrate GCSE success

Key highlights from this year's achievements.
GCSEs story

Building on the previous week’s strong Sixth Form results, on Thursday 25th August King Solomon Academy students and staff celebrated an excellent set of GCSE results.  

Key highlights from Thursday’s results include:

· Students in Maths and English made outstanding progress.  

· 69 percent of students achieved a grade 5+ in both English and Maths, and almost 80 percent earned 4+ in both English and Maths.  

· 54 percent of students achieved 4+ in the EBacc with 42 percent earning 5+ in the EBacc

We are incredibly proud of the work the Year 11 students put in to achieve these results. The past few years have been particularly challenging as they have navigated the effects of the pandemic on the start of their GCSEs and the cohort faced tougher national grading than in 2022.  

Reflecting on the results, Principal Max Haimendorf, OBE, said:

Since our frontier cohort of GCSE students in 2014, KSA has built a strong track record of obtaining nationally exceptional GCSE results and we are delighted to see the Class of 2023 continue this trend. The GCSEs mark an important milestone on our all-through journey from Nursery, demonstrating a student’s readiness to be successful in the next step of their academic career.  

I am particularly proud of the way the students have demonstrated the school’s value of ‘Work Together’ as they have used the support of their excellent teachers and wonderfully supportive families to enable them to achieve success across a wide range of subjects. We are looking forward to seeing many of these students flourish at KSA Sixth Form and are sure the Class of 2025 will go onto great things as they climb the mountain to university.

Student successes include:  

Katerine achieved six grade 9s, two grade 8s and two grade 7s and is planning to study Economics, Politics and Geography at KSA Sixth Form. Katerine spent the summer in India after gaining a place on a prestigious volunteering project.

"After completing my A-Levels, I hope to attend a super selective university such as Oxford, Cambridge, or the London School of Economics. This would provide me with a distinguished platform, enabling me to develop my interests in economics and geography, through courses such as International Relations, PPE (Philosophy, Politics, Economics), or HSPS (Human, Social, and Political Science). This would be an incredible 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to delve deeper into the subjects I wish to pursue, while learning from the most esteemed academics."

Ismael achieved three grade 9s, six grade 8s and one grade 7 and will follow his two older sisters who both studied at KSA Sixth Form and will study Biology, Maths, Politics and Psychology.  

"Although the future is uncertain, I'd like to explore the balances between biology and politics primarily. I hope to expand my knowledge of both subjects as well as developing a greater understanding on psychology and maths which I think are important in today's developing society. With hard work, I hopefully will go on to study at a highly selective university that provides the clearest and most effective path forwards into developing a successful future."

Laith achieved three grade 9s, six grade 8s and two grade 7s and is planning to pursue his dream of studying sciences at university by taking Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths at KSA Sixth Form.

Imran achieved one grade 7, three grade 6s, one grade 5 and three grade 4s and is going to pursue his interest in Business and Finance by taking the highly successful Business BTEC course alongside A Level Maths at KSA Sixth Form.

Well done to all of our students and their families on a wonderful set of GCSE results. We trust they will continue to exhibit the KSA values of ‘Aim High’ and ‘Lead the Way’ as they pursue their routes to university and top apprenticeships, many become role models to our younger students as they enter Year 12 at KSA Sixth Form.

Some images from results day are below: