the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
Celebrations at EHS
15 August 2014
Edgbaston High School is today celebrating fantastic A-level results. Congratulations to all our girls and their families on another impressive set of results and in achieving their chosen university places - a fitting testament to their hard work and determination.
At A-level, our pass rate is 98.1%. 15.4% of all marks achieved are at A*, maintaining our success from last year. 34.5% of grades are at A*/A and 13% of the cohort achieved all A* or A grades.
We have had some outstanding results from individual pupils and particular congratulations go to Evie Haywood and Danielle Carrington, both of whom achieved all A* grades.
Year 12 girls also came into School to collect their AS-level results.
After the long summer wait, the girls were understandably nervous opening their results. But those nerves soon turned to excitement once the envelopes were opened. It was certainly an emotional morning with proud parents, friends and staff eager to offer their congratulations on what has been a very happy occasion.
Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress, said: "I warmly congratulate our students on their A-level examination results. This year's success is across a broad and varied range of subjects. The girls have worked incredibly hard to gain excellent grades meaning that the vast majority of pupils will be taking up their university offers, having secured a place at their first choice university.
"These results have been achieved while playing an active role in the extracurricular and leadership opportunities that are available at EHS. The School's unique approach, the quality of teaching and the dedication of staff all contribute to this success. The girls leave us as confident and independent young women ready to embark on their chosen career paths and we wish them luck in their future endeavours."
Edgbaston High School girls are now looking forward to studying a broad range of competitive degree courses in the arts and sciences, including Medicine, Philosophy, Law and Classical Studies, at some of the country's most sought after universities, amongst them Bristol, Birmingham, Exeter, Royal Holloway and Manchester.