Over 780 students at King Edward VI College in Stourbridge have gained outstanding A level results.

The college maintains its position as one of the very best in the country, with pass rates of 99.5% for subject-based A levels and 98.9 % including General Studies, in comparison with the national pass rate of 98%. Close to half of the students receiving their A level results today walked away with a prized A or A* grade, with almost two thirds of passes in subject based A levels at grades A*, A or B, in comparison with 52.8% nationwide. In all, 38% 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 36 subjects and A*/A/B pass rates  of 60% or more in 24 subjects, resulting in 39 students getting four or more A or A* grades and 136students 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 of the top A* grades:


Manveer Badesha (Hillcrest)

Tom Barnett (Summerhill)

Claire Beavers (Redhill)         

Adam Barlow (Wolverhampton Grammar)

Hannah Bell (Ellowes Hall)

Daniel Blower (Highfields)

Philippa Burrage (The Earls)

Sam Haynes (Hagley RC)

Alistair McCue (Summerhill)

Cassie Pearson (Kingswinford)

Pria Rai (The Earls)

Sam Reed (Ounsdale)

Thomas Rourke (Oldbury College of Sport)


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 “the best thing about this job is seeing so many bright young people go on to achieve their ambitions” and went on to commend “the hard work and and determination of staff and students alike”.