St Edward’s School has seen particularly strong exam results this year at GCSE, A Level and IB, highlighting the transformation to the academic life of the School over the last five years, with modern approaches and new programmes.
The IB results, released in July, saw 55% of Higher Level grades at 6 or 7, whilst the average points score overall was 35, and eleven pupils achieving 40 points or more – including one who achieved full marks; a feat achieved by less than 1% of candidates worldwide.
The A Level results continued the upward trend of recent years and set new records, with nearly half of all grades A*/A, and 77% achieving A*-B. The GCSE results also saw records tumbling, with 33% of all grades A*, just under 62% A*/A, and more than 85% A*-B.
Warden Stephen Jones said, ‘These results are great testament to the hard work of our pupils and staff. The outstanding performance at the very top end means that pupils are truly embracing their studies and all the opportunities open to them to achieve at the highest level.
‘The most pleasing outcome for me in this year’s A Level results is the A*-B percentage of 77%, the highest we’ve ever had, which shows that pupils across the board have worked hard and achieved very good results. It is an essential part of the St Edward’s ethos that we are not highly selective – we deliberately recruit a broad range of academic abilities on entry. Clearly, this approach is no barrier to academic success.
‘Even more pleasing are the combined A Level/IB results, the true measure of success across the School: just under 80% of all grades, IB and A Level, were at the top end (5-7, A*-B); 51% were at the highest levels (6/7 or A*/A). With equal numbers of pupils studying A Levels and the IB Diploma, pupils have a real choice for their Sixth Form years. These stellar results across both qualifications show that pupils are receiving good advice about which option to take and are making decisions to suit their working style.’
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