Boys celebrate excellent GCSE results
20 August 2015
Boys are celebrating after achieving excellent GCSE results.
Out of a year group of 119, 22 boys achieved 10 A*s, a further 25 achieved 9 A*s and 72 boys achieved only A*s and As. Overall, the percentage of A* grades attained was 66% and 88% A*/A.
This news follows the record-breaking International Baccalaureate Diploma results achieved by boys at the School this year, with an average score of 39.3 points and 47% of the cohort attaining scores of 40 points or above: 40 points is the equivalent of more than four A*s at A-level.
John Claughton, Chief Master, said: "I am delighted with the results that boys have achieved this year. This is the third exceptional year at GCSE with an average over the three years of close to 70% A* and 90% A*/A.
"The boys at King Edward's School lead exceptionally rich lives and many are involved in a diversity of extra-curricular activities, with many of the best performers having also been involved in hockey and water polo national finals. It is a testament to the tenacity of the boys that they are active in any number of ways in school life and also achieve the highest results.
"These results top off a fantastic year for the School after receiving record International Baccalaureate Diploma results a few weeks ago, which resulted in over 90% of boys gaining places at their first choice of university. At King Edward's, we have committed ourselves to an independent and rigorous education - with all boys in the Sixth Form taking the IB Diploma rather than A-levels and almost all of our GCSEs being IGCSEs. We provide a different and truly challenging education and believe that it is paying dividends for the School and the boys."