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A Level Results and News 2018


Knights Templar Sixth Form students sat exams in a wide range of the more challenging reformed A Levels this year and have collected a well-deserved set of A Level results today. 

We are especially pleased that over a third of students (36%) achieved 1 or more of the highest A*/A grades against a national picture where fewer of the top grades were allocated. There were 8 students who achieved the coveted three or more A*/A.  Many more students excelled themselves and exceeded our expectations.

Our destinations data is once again very impressive, with the majority of students going to their first choice university (with over 30% of students going to Russell Group or top 30 universities).  Many others are starting degree apprenticeships including: Katie Allerton to MBDA (Engineering), Calum Crawford to Rolls Royce (Civil Aerospace Engineering), Rosie Muge to Ernst & Young (Digital Innovation in Finance).

Students attending out partner performing arts school in Hitchin – Emil Dale, are also celebrating, with 65% of grades in their intensive BTEC Musical Theatre Diploma being the top Distinction or Distinction* grade.

Some of our outstanding individual student achievements are: 



James Luk

2A* grades and 1 A grade

Theo Fraser-Williams

2A* grades and 1 A grade

Miles Almond

2A* grade and 1 A grade

William Browning

1A* grade and 2 A grades

Samuel Prior

1A* grade and 2 A grades

James Reid

4 A grades

Amelia Chappell

3 A grades

Danielle Close

3 A grades

 3 of our Emil Dale students achieved 3 Distinction* grades


 2018 KS5 Results compared to national averages


Headteacher, Tim Litchfield said:

“I am incredibly proud of our students and it is a tribute to hard work and a great attitude that there is so much success once again here at KTS. Supported by their parents and their extremely dedicated, inspirational teachers, our students have worked with great determination to exceed our expectations. What makes these levels of achievement so impressive is that they were combined with an outstanding commitment to a huge range of extra-curricular activities.

Once again, this year has been a tough year for both students and teachers. The new A levels, the continued uncertainty about grade boundaries and new styles of questions has been challenging, but The Knights Templar School continues to develop well rounded young people, prepared for the world beyond school. Congratulations to all our students and I wish them every success for the future.”


Dan Raymen, Deputy Head 6th Form, added:

The Sixth Form team are incredibly proud of the hard work of both our teaching staff and students in battling an educational climate of significant change, to produce such impressive results. Our students are now looking towards the next stage of their development, ranging from advanced apprenticeships to employment, further study at university. A sizeable percentage of students have earned places at Russell Group and Top 30 institutions. We are proud of our strong tradition of impressive exam results at The Knights Templar Sixth Form but place equal value in the vast range of extra-curricular opportunities that we provide to help create well-rounded young people. We have no doubt that the KTS Sixth Form Class of 2018 will continue to achieve well on their post-18 journey. Well done to all.”