King Edward VI High School for Girls is celebrating the achievements of its Upper Sixth as they receive their A Level results today.
With exceptional results consistent with previous years, 52% of grades were A* (three-year average is 45%), 84% were A*/A (three-year average is 82%), and 97% were A* – B (three-year average is 97%).
Students and their parents gathered at the school’s Edgbaston site to mark the conclusion of two years of hard work in difficult circumstances.
Two students achieved five A* grades and will be heading to the University of Oxford – Ami who will be reading Mathematics and Philosophy and Shivanii who will be reading Law with French Law. Both students were heavily involved in delivering music concerts online during the pandemic, alongside their studies.
Kirsty von Malaisé, Principal of KEHS, said: “I am immensely proud of our Upper Sixth who have epitomised the key tenets of life at KEHS – intellectual courage, resilience and adaptability – to record a tremendous set of results. These young women had both of their years in the Sixth Form severely impacted by Covid and yet their eagerness to learn and continue developing their passions, through academic study, extra-curricular activities and service opportunities, has been exemplary. They are now heading for an impressive array of Higher Education destinations to study a wonderful breadth of subjects from Computer Science, Animation, Stage Management and Classics to Medicine, Law, Veterinary Medicine and English Literature.
“The consistency of our results compared with those of previous years stands testament to the hard work of our dedicated staff, who have worked with great energy and commitment through the Teacher Assessed Grades process to ensure the integrity of our grades. My thanks go to all my staff for their efforts during the last year – they should be rightly proud of their achievements.”
Thirteen girls in total will be going to Oxford or Cambridge, including Alice and Lucy who will be reading Classics at the respective universities.
Noor has already started an Animation and Digital Arts course at the University of Southern California and Beth will be studying Stage Management and Technical Theatre at Trinity College Dublin.
Carola (Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Edinburgh), Simran (Computer Science, King’s College London), Khadeeja (Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Birmingham) and Komal (Computer Science, University of Cambridge) represent a growing interest in IT-related Higher Education opportunities among KEHS students, while Samara will attend the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London to study Veterinary Medicine.
Aliyah, Birmingham’s Young Poet Laureate from 2018 – 2020, will study English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford, while violinist Ivy, who appeared with the National Youth Orchestra on the BBC Proms on Saturday, is also destined for Oxford where she will study Music.
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