Boys at King Edward’s School, Birmingham, were celebrating this summer after achieving excellent GCSE and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results.
At GCSE, 65% of grades were A*/9/8 and 84% were graded A*/A/9/8/7. Out of a year group of 138, 49 boys achieved 9 or 10 A*s/9s/8s, and 54 boys achieved only A*s/9s/8s and As/7s.
In GCSE Mathematics, which uses numerical grades, 59% achieved the top grade of 9, with a further 27% achieving grade 8, and in Further Mathematics 73% achieved A* or A* with Distinction.
In the IB Diploma, the class of 2018 achieved excellent results. Three boys gained the maximum score of 45 points, a score achieved by only 0.1% of students worldwide out of over 160,000 IB students in total, a further five scored 44 points, and almost half of the year group attained scores of 40 points or above (the equivalent of more than four A*s at A-level).
Graham Watson, Director of Studies at King Edward’s School, said: “I am incredibly proud of the results our boys have achieved and am delighted for both the boys and their teachers.
“These results have been achieved by boys who are active in so many ways in the rich extra-curricular life of the school: sport, music, drama, and numerous clubs and societies. This rounded education combined with their excellent academic results will serve them well for the future.”