Record A* GCSE results

Boys at King Edward’s School, Birmingham, are celebrating after achieving outstanding GCSE results and a record-breaking 70% A*s.

Out of a year group of 121, 34 boys achieved 10 A*s, a further 17 achieved 9 A*s and 75 boys achieved only A*s and As. Overall, the percentage of A* grades attained was 70% – a new school record – and 90% were A*/A.

This news follows world-class International Baccalaureate Diploma results achieved by boys at the school this year, with an average score of 39.1 points and 54% of the cohort attaining scores of 40 points or above: the equivalent of more than four A*s at A-level.

Dr Mark Fenton, Chief Master of King Edward’s School, said: “These results are an incredible achievement for the boys, the staff and the school. I would imagine that there are a lot of very proud parents, too.

“Although academic results are important, our boys are also active in a whole host of extra-curricular activities, from music, drama and sport through to outreach and fundraising. For the boys to achieve record results whilst being so active in so many ways, makes these results even more impressive.”