Students at King Edward VI High School for Girls are celebrating another outstanding year of A Level results with 33% of grades at A* and 73% A*/A grades. Remarkably, 13 students out of a year group of 75 achieved 3 or more A*s.
Students have gained places at top Russell group universities to study a range of academic subjects from Classics to Theology to Music. 13 students have met their conditional offers and secured places at Oxford and Cambridge to study subjects as diverse as PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics), Natural Sciences, Modern Languages and Medicine.
These results are all the more remarkable in the year when the vast majority of subjects were the ‘reformed’ A Levels, with new specifications, modes of assessment and terminal examinations. Contrary to reports about girls’ reluctance to study STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), 51% students took A Level Mathematics, 52% Chemistry and 43% Biology, and over half the cohort will go on to study a science-related degree, including two students studying male-dominated computer science courses and ten students who have won places to read Medicine at prestigious universities including Oxford, Cambridge and King’s College, London.
Principal Ann Clark said “I am absolutely delighted with these magnificent results, which are a tribute to our students’ dedication and strong work ethic. They have been a fabulous year group and an inspiration to the younger girls. I know families will be hugely proud of their success and on behalf of all the staff at KEHS, I would like to congratulate them. I would also like to express my sincere thanks to their subject teachers, who have shown complete professionalism, determination and commitment in preparing for these new qualifications.”