Birmingham A-level headlines

By on 20/08/2009 in News

With students collecting results across the city, we'll keep you up-to-date with all the news.

  • Kings Norton Boys School gained its best result ever improving its average point score per pupil from 700 to 800 this year.
  • Star pupil Daniel Evans gained straight As in Chemistry, further maths and physics and a distinction in the advanced AEA maths gaining him a place at Cambridge University.
  • John Wilmott School increased its proportion of A and B grades from 29 per cent last year to 35 per cent this year. Ten pupils gained three straight As including head pupil Nathan Birdi.
  • Hill Crest School pupil Rafael Orozco, who only came to the UK less than two years ago, gained four A-levels graded A,B,C and D.
  • St Paul's Catholic School for Girls pupil Jenny Ung gained a best possible 100 per cent pass mark in A-level maths.
  • Plantsbrook School is celebrating its best ever set of A-levels with a pass rate just off 100 per cent and a total point score per pupil of 908. High-flyers Alex Crampton and Sarah Pennington both gained five straight As.
    Headteacher Tracy Campbell said: “We are absolutely delighted with these results. Our students have worked very hard and thoroughly deserve their success. We are very proud of them. I would also pay tribute to staff and parents who have supported them in achieving so much.”
  • Sutton School for Girls today celebrated five girls achieving five straight As and 22 girls with four A grades.
  • King Edwards Five Ways had 11 candidates gaining five A grades. Overall 43 per cent achieved at least three A grades. The school's English department gained nine distinctions, three merits and an Advanced Extension Award (AEA).
  • Swanshurst School got its highest pass rate ever at 99.2 per cent. Three students gained three straight As.
  • At Fairfax School School, 41 per cent of grades were awarded at either an A or B with pupils Rebecca Pierce and Lauren Storor each gaining five grade As.
  • Bishop Vesey School pupil Tom Kelly gained the maximum score possible for English Literature of 600 out of 600 which has never been achieved at the school. Another notable success came from Chris Whitehouse who despite being out of school for two months earlier at Christmas time due to a serious injury sustained playing ruby managed to gain five straight A grades.
  • Arthur Terry School's head girl Beth Hodgett gained the school's best result of five grade As and six other pupils achieved four grade As.

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