Following last week's A Level news from Year 13, today Edgbaston High School had further cause for celebration at the publication of this year's GCSE results.
We are delighted with a pass rate of 97.3% and an amazing 72.2% of grades at A*/A. 26% of candidates achieved all A*/A grades for their subjects.
The cohort of 76 girls took almost 780 individual examinations, covering a range of 28 subjects. We have some exceptional performances this year, with two girls achieving 11 A* grades, one girl achieving 10A* and two A grades, two girls achieving 10A* and one A grade and one girl achieving 10 A* grades. The school is delighted with these results, especially in the context of increasing rigour and challenge across the board at GCSE.
We have not been affected by the change to 9-1 grades this year as they are in Mathematics and English only and EHS students have taken the Maths and English IGCSE which is awarded as grades A* - G. The girls have performed very well: 88.8% of grades in English were achieved at A* or A and 80.3% of grades in Maths were achieved at A* or A. EHS girls have also fared well in the sciences: in Biology 71.4%, in Chemistry 69.6%, and in Physics 62.5% of all grades achieved were at A* or A.
Our Thinking and Reasoning Skills candidates in Year 10 achieved a 100% pass rate at Merit. The Higher Project candidates in Year 9 achieved well with 5% of grades at A*, 42% at A, 42% at B and 11% at grade C. As both the Thinking and Reasoning and Higher Project qualifications are taught out of lesson time they require considerable commitment on behalf of the pupils and so the students are to be commended on their achievements.
Headmistress Dr Ruth Weeks commented: “I am delighted for our students and very proud of their achievements; great credit is due to them and to the teaching staff for their hard work. These truly excellent results give the girls a very strong foundation on which to build and I look forward to welcoming them back as Year 12 in September.”
GCSE Results Day 2017
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