Congratulations to the 153 students who successfully completed Year 13 at King Edward VI School. It was fantastic to see so many happy faces today after a long wait for the final results. 89% of all students achieved at least 1 A*-C grade or equivalent and there have been some fabulous individual achievements. The pass rate for students was 100% again this year and the subject pass rate was over 99% across all areas.
Students going to university are starting a wide variety of courses. Andreas Georgiou picked up the highest results of this year’s cohort (A*A*A*A*A ) and is going to Brasenose College Oxford to study Economics and Management. Fiona Davis (A*A*AA) and Kerry Stainton (A*AAB) are both going on to study languages at university. James Mortimer (A*A*A) is going to study Chemistry and Emily Holmes (A*AB plus an A for her Extended Project) is going to study Veterinary Medicine. Emma Balant (A*AA) is going to study Economics and Elsbeth Leighton (A*ABB) is going to study Zoology. It is fantastic to see so many opportunities open up for our students in recognition of their achievement.
Other top-performing students include: Jordan Wheeler (A*A*AB), Jessica Salmon (A*AB), Brittany Lynam (A*AB), Imogen Melhuish A*AB, Kacey Compton (A*BB), Charlotte Marshall (A*BB), Daisy Freeth (A*CC), Millie Hargate (A*BD), Will Farrington (AAA), Dan Humphreys (AAA), Natalie Cotterill (AAB) and Yasmin Palejwala (AAB). 21% of all grades were at A*/A this year. Students who chose to do an Extended Project this year, equivalent to half an A level, were all awarded A* or A grades.
With most students gaining their first choice of university and other students set up for apprenticeships, gap years or other ventures it is great to see the culmination of the hard work put in by students, staff and other professionals on hand to advise them. With apprenticeships including Jaguar Landrover and also in American Football in the United States this year students have access to wider opportunities than ever. We have a truly comprehensive intake of students and our goal is always to support them in reaching their potential in order to make the next step in their life.
Our Year 12 students also collected their AS Level results and with the change in courses this year there has been a lot of speculation about its impact on results. It has been very positive to see a rise in the proportion of A grades and an overall increase in our AS Level pass rates. Although the new AS exams are standalone and do not contribute to students’ final A level grades we are in a strong position to approach the new A level exams next year.
Finally, I would like to thank all our staff, students and families for their hard work and continued support. We look forward to hearing about our students’ adventures when they return for Presentation Evening and collect their certificates in the autumn.