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KES boys’ resilience and adaptability proven through impressive GCSE results

a picture of the students with their GCSE results

Boys at King Edward’s School are celebrating excellent GCSE results that reflect their hard work and determination over the last few years. 

Out of a year group of 143, 51 boys (36%) achieved at least ten 9/8s and a further 21 achieved nine 9/8s. The overall percentage of 9/8 grades attained was 73.5% and 89.4% were 9-7. 

This news follows excellent International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results achieved by Year 13s at the school this year, with an average score of 39.6 points and over half of the year group achieving grades of 7 or 6 in all three of their Higher Level subjects, the equivalent to three A*/As at A Level.  

Dr Katy Ricks, Chief Master of King Edward’s School, said: “I am delighted with the results the boys achieved this year, and offer my congratulations to them and their teachers. The boys have shown resilience and adaptability during the last few Covid-impacted years and this is reflected in their impressive results achieved today. It is also fantastic to see the consistency between this year’s GCSE results and those of the last two years, when there were no public examinations.

“At King Edward’s we are committed to providing a truly challenging and rounded education. The boys are not only successful academically but are also involved in a variety of co-curricular activities including sport, music, drama and many other clubs and societies from STEM club to Debating.

“The boys have already spent the summer term preparing for their IB Diploma studies which will give them a positive start as they progress to Sixth Form in September. I look forward to seeing the boys continue to flourish in the coming months.”

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