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From left: Abbie Bryant, who will now be studying Biology at the University of Oxford, Natasha White. who will study Philosophy and Theology at University of Oxford, and Katie Clarke, who will study Geography at Cambridge University

Three students from King Alfred earn a place at Oxbridge

STUDENTS at the King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge are celebrating another year of outstanding results.

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’.

Abbie Bryant will now be studying Biology at Oxford University, Natasha White will study Philosophy and Theology at Oxford, while Katie Clarke will study Geography at Cambridge.

Top performers this year included: Owen Channon (4 A* grades in Business, Maths, Further Maths and Physics); Katie Clarke (3 A* grades in Art, Geography, & Sociology); Natasha White (3 A* grades in English Literature, Religion & Philosophy and English Language); Ben Youd (3 A* grades in Art, Business & Maths) and Caitlin Kelly (2 A* grades in Geography & Drama and an A grade in history Kelly (2 A* grades in Geography & Drama and an A grade in history.

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Grace Thomas will start a legal apprenticeship with Burges Salmon while Ben Beard won an Engineering Apprenticeship with QED Engineering Ltd.

Acting Principal 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.”

There are nearly 200 students in the Sixth Form at King Alfred – including ten from abroad.

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.

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Owen Channon gained 4 A* grades in Business, Maths, Further Maths and Physics.

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