King’s GCSE pupils were thrilled and relieved with a stellar set of results

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After the fractious debate over A Level grades, the GCSE awards saw 70% of all grades at the top Macclesfield school recorded at 9 - 7 (A*/A).

Brilliant young scientist Pieter Coyle was the only student at King's sitting Dutch GCSE, but he A-ced it just like all his other stunning GCSEs. Pieter, from Wilmslow, hopes to use his stunning set of GCSE results as the first step towards Oxbridge entrance. First he will study Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Computing at A Level in the King's Sixth Form.

Pieter got five 9s, four 8s, two 7s with an 8 in Further Maths, combining his academic work with his love of hockey and taking the Duke of Edinburgh programme, going for gold in the Sixth Form.

Brilliant academic Madeline Holden, from Poynton, spoke for her generation after receiving her outstanding results. The 16-year-old musician and martial arts expert who got eight 9s, two 8s and one six with a 6 in Further Maths said: "It's been quite challenging for young people, but pleasing results at the end of it all has shown how hard work and determination pays off."

Madeline is pictured with fellow Poynton student Milan Turnbull who will also go on to King's Form with a set of stunning results. Duke of Edinburgh silver award holder, Milan, got five 9s, five 8s and one 7 and will study Chemistry, Biology and Maths at A Level with a view to applying for either Dentistry or Medicine.

Talented hockey star Izzy Moores achieved three 9s, six 8s, a 7 and a 6. Next, the U17 Hockey Performance Centre player will study Geography, Economics and Psychology in King's Sixth Form before going on to study Law at university.

King's new Head of Foundation Jason Slack called the adoption of teacher-assessed grades "A victory for common sense, rightly rewarding a year group who had worked tirelessly both before and during lockdown."

He added: "This cohort will all get their opportunity to sit exams when they take their A Levels and I am sure they will thrive having maintained their studies so assiduously during their enforced time away from school."

GCSE Results, Kings School