More exam success for Birmingham students

By on 15/08/2013 in Cllr Jones, News

Pupils across Birmingham were today finding out whether two years' hard work has paid off as they picked up their A-level results, BTECs, NVQs and vocational qualifications.

Almost 3,000 students across the city's local authority-run sixth form centres returned to school for the day to find out their grades and to share the moment with friends.

Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children and family services, said: “I would like to congratulate all young people in Birmingham on their achievements and for the hard work they have put in over the last two years. I would also like to thank teachers and support staff for their tremendous work as well as parents and carers for their continued support.

“Some young people will be moving into employment and we are working really hard with all our partners and businesses to increase the number of jobs and apprenticeships available in the city and wider region, such as the 1,500 apprenticeship pledges announced just this week.

“Others will be heading to university, further study or training, and whatever path they choose I wish everyone all the best for the future.”

Birmingham’s A-level 2013 performance for 1 or more A*-E grades is broadly inline with early national indications.

Success stories so far:

Archbishop Ilsely:

1 pupil achieved a place in Oxford University having achieved 3 Grade As.


This is our highest ever average point score per candidate from 735.4 in 2012 to 817.9 in 2013 including 100% pass rate as A Level.  We are particularly pleased with our BTEC Level 3 results including our 14 Children’s Care, Learning and Development students who all passed with Distinction grade.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School:

1 pupil achieved 4 straight As in Maths, Religious Studies, History and Drama and is off to read History at Sheffield.

1 pupil achieved two A*s and an A in Geography, RS and English Literature respectively and is attending Birmingham University to study Geography.

St Paul's School for Girls:

1 pupil 3 A*s

Fairfax School:

1 pupil
2A* and 1A
University of Leeds to study 'Theatre and performance’
1 pupil: 1A* and 3A (inc General Studies)
University of Oxford to study Geography
1 pupil: 1A* and 2A
University of Birmingham to study Chemistry
1 pupil: 3A
University of Newcastle to study Accounting and Finance
1 pupil: 3A and 1C
University of Bath to study Pharmacy

Bishop Vesey's Grammar School:

2013 sees the best ever ‘A’ level results at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School

Students, parents and staff are celebrating the best ever ‘A’ level results at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School with a 100% pass rate.

A record 82% of entries were graded A*-B, with one in two students gaining at least two A grades in the tough facilitating subjects.

1 pupil scored a superb five A*s and three A*s were recorded for 3 pupils.  1 pupil achieved an excellent A*, A and two B’s and who is now off to Exeter to study Sport and Exercise Science. 3 pupils who are triplets achieved top grades to proceed to Birmingham and Warwick Universities to study Law, Chemistry and Psychology respectively.

Holyhead is proud of a number of their students who have achieved A*s and As in their A-level results, 10 students achieved at least 430 UCAS points including 7 students achieving 500 or more UCAS points.

King Edward VI Camp Hill Boys it has been a record breaking year with 35.2%  of A Levels (excluding General Studies) being passed at A* grade, 77.9% A*/A and 93.6% A*/B. Some 76 pupils achieved at least one A* grade. Twelve students achieved three A* grades, nine achieved 4A* grades and four achieved 5A* grades. One student achieved an astonishing 5A* and one A grade.

Small Heath – have noteworthy results 4 pupils achieving A*-B.

Kings Norton Boys
– 1 student 3 A*, A and B and school grade profile is better than at any time in the last five years.

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