Value-added at EHS

Edgbaston High School prides itself on achieving extremely good examination results for all of our students in a very broad range of subjects, ranging from English Literature and Further Mathematics to Design and Technology, Textiles and Sociology. Each and every girl at EHS is valued for their individual talents and abilities and this is reflected in the varied destinations of our leavers. Every year, girls go on to a variety of prestigious academic institutions and higher education courses.

One way of measuring academic success is by looking at the ‘value-added’ our students achieve. Value-added is calculated by working out the differential between the grades which one would expect a student to obtain on the basis of her underlying ability and the grades that she actually obtains. EHS constantly reviews its value-added performance using data provided by the University of Durham’s Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring and this shows that our students regularly achieve one or two grades higher than their underlying ability suggests. At A Level we use ALIS predictive data and at GCSE, MIDYIS.

In the academic year 2015-16, EHS achieved excellent value-added data both at A Level and GCSE and we are extremely proud that our value-added is well above the national average at both levels.