Friday Headlines

the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Celebrations on GCSE results day

26 August 2016

Following last week's A Level news from Year 13, this week Edgbaston High School is delighted to announce its GCSE results.

9 % of pupils in the Year 11 cohort achieved all A* and A grades. A good number of girls deserve to be thoroughly proud that all of their hard work has resulted in outstanding grades: 14 % gained 9 or more A* and A grades and
11 % gained 10 or more A* and A.

Particular praise goes to four pupils who have achieved an incredible 42 A* and A grades between them. These are outstanding performances, and the girls deserve our congratulations.

We have had celebrations with two sets of sisters, Eleanor and Charlotte Coombes and Lucy and Hannah Clutton-Brock. Eleanor and Lucy have completed their A Levels: Eleanor will be going to King’s College London to study Comparative Literature and Lucy to Manchester to study History, whilst their younger sisters have gained 19 A* and A GCSE grades between them and are now well placed to begin their A Level Studies.

Our Year 11 pupils have balanced their academic focus with a wealth of extracurricular activities both in and outside the classroom. Many took part in our recent production of Les Misérables and a group of girls successfully completed the World Challenge expedition to South Africa and Swaziland over the summer holiday.

Dr Weeks commented: “I am proud of the achievements of all of our pupils and great credit is due to them and to teaching staff for their hard work. I wish the girls every success as they embark upon their Sixth Form careers and I look forward to welcoming them back as Year 12 in September - they have very firm foundations on which to build.”

Download GCSE results 2016

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