King’s IGCSE results 2013

2013 saw 13 pupils awarded a full set of A and A* grades at IGCSE (International Certificate of Secondary Education). Headteacher Mrs Blaus commented: “Once again pupils at King’s College have achieved some very, very impressive results and it proves that King’s College continues to be an academic centre of excellence. All of these children and their parents and their teachers should celebrate another set of outstanding exam results.”

King's College color logoThe number of A*s and As jumped almost 14% from 482 to 560 and the number of A*-C grades increased in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science. James Slocombe, Director of Studies added: “The 13 “high flyers” are just the tip of the iceberg. What we achieved in 2012 was astonishing and was always going to be difficult to match, but the 2013 results show the real depth of our academic achievement. IGCSE results continue to build on the already impressive results from 2012. It shows what is possible when a dedicated team of passionate teachers work with highly motivated pupils and supportive families. We track attainment very closely and when this group of children start their A Level studies in a few weeks I know that expectations will be very high.”

Tom Parkinson, Head of Secondary commented: “King’s College pupils always do well at IGCSE. It is difficult to build on the fantsastic results of 2012, but we have done so. Children going into Year 12 know that they have the potential to go to top universities in Spain, the UK or the USA. As long as they have the ambition and the dedication we can help them achieve their dreams”

Results in brief:

%A*-A %A*-C %Pass
54,5% 94.0% 100,0%


Mr Ellison, Deputy Headteacher said: “Pupils and their parents get very anxious while they wait for the public exam results to be published. Teachers are not immune from nerves either. We are extremely pleased our outgoing Year 11 students have achieved the very best GCSE results on record with 13 students achieving straight A* and A grades. In total, 94% of results were graded A* to C, with 54% at A* or A. These achievements are excellent and are a direct result of the hard work and dedication shown by the pupils and their subject teachers.
Not to be outdone, our outgoing Year 13 students have also done fantastically well this has helped them securing places at four out of the world’s top ten universities. It is hugely impressive.”


A Level Results 2013:

The 2013 A Level results achieved by the students at King’s College have once again been outstanding and have exceeded those of previous years. Almost all students have been accepted into their first or second choice universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College in the UK as well as Stanford and Berkeley in the USA.

Mrs Blaus, Headteacher said, “Right from Nursery and pre-nursery we encourage our pupils to be ambitious for themselves. The expertise and dedication that our teachers bring to their subjects helps nurture a culture of academic achievement at the school. It is very gratifying to lead what is probably the best school in Spain.”

Source: King’s College, the British School of Madrid (




What the Cambridge International Examinations says
about the IGCSE


Cambridge Intl Examinations logoCambridge IGCSE is widely recognised by higher education institutions and employers around the world as evidence of academic achievement. Many universities require a combination of Cambridge International A Levels and Cambridge IGCSEs to meet their entry requirements.

Admission to North American institutions

Leading US and Canadian universities require Cambridge International AS and A Levels, but some US and Canadian colleges and universities will accept learners with five Cambridge IGCSEs at grade C or above.

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