Almost 800 students at King Edward VI College in Stourbridge have gained outstanding A level results.

The college once more maintains its position as one of the very best in the country, with an overall A level pass rate of 99.1% in comparison with the national pass rate of 98%. In spite of the removal of the opportunity to take exams in January, the college maintained its high standards: nearly half of the students receiving their A level results today walked away with a prized A or A* grade and the number of entries gaining these top grades peaked at over 30% in comparison with 26% nationally. The proportion of A*, A or B grades across all entries soared by 6 percentage points to 60%, 8% higher than the national average of 52%. Overall 34% of King Edward’s students achieved the benchmark of ABB, the level at which universities are free to recruit as many students as they wish. There were 100% pass rates in 35 subjects and A*/A/B pass rates of 60% or more in 27 subjects, resulting in 22 students getting four or more A or A* grades and 120students gaining 3 or more A/A* grades. Every year 13 student at the Lower High St college gained the equivalent of two or more passes.

Outstanding individual performances included the following students, who all gained at least 3 or more A* grades:

  • Paul Guy (Hagley Catholic High School)
  • Jordan Lindsey (Summerhill School)
  • Annie Saunders (St Paul’s School for Girls)
  • Moyinoluwa Apapa (ACE Academy (formerly Alexandra High))
  • Tom Mander (Edgecliff High School)
  • Georgina Seal (Edgecliff High School)
  • Sarah Collins (Redhill School)
  • Liz Jones (Leasowes Community College)
  • Stephen Kyte (The High Arcal School)
  • Tom Moore (Redhill School)
  • Sarah Newell (Redhill School)
  • Lauren Pitman (The Crestwood School)
  • Chris Rixon (Wolverley CE Secondary School)
  • Toby Stone (Hagley Catholic High School)

King Edward’s AS level students also excelled, with both pass and high grades rates significantly in excess of national averages.

Principal Sharon Phillips said that “today is a day to celebrate the successes of our students” and paid tribute to the hard work and determination of both students and staff.

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