A message of congratulations
The staff and governors of King Edward VI Handsworth School would like to congratulate all students in Years 11 and 13 who are receiving exam results this week. Our whole school community is immensely proud of the hard work, determination, resilience and flexibility that they have demonstrated over the course of their studies here at Handsworth, particularly over the past 18 months. As exam cohorts they have dealt with unprecedented disruption to their in-school learning, navigated the challenges of remote learning, missed out on key rites of passage, constantly supported each other, worked hard and with humour despite the challenging and uncertain circumstances. Students in Years 11 and 13 should be rightly proud of their calm, dedicated and resilient approach as well as their engagement with the exams process this year and all of the hard work they have put into the evidence of attainment opportunities. The skills learnt over the last 18 months with remote learning – self discipline, adaptability and flexibility will serve them well as they enter the next phase of their education and hopefully last a lifetime. These skills are just as valuable as the final grades achieved.
We wish all students in Year 11 and Year 13 the very best for the next step in their education and we hope to officially welcome them back to continue their studies or as King Edward VI Handsworth alumni soon.
Exam Results 2019
We should like to extend our congratulations to our students from the class of 2019 on a wonderful set of A-Level examination results. 33.5% of all entries were awarded the top grades at A*/A with 63% of entries being awarded A*-B. There are many excellent performances with 28 Year 13 pupils being awarded all A*-A grades across 3 or more subjects. 24 students have successfully achieved a place to read Medicine and 5 students hold an offer to study at Oxbridge.
Mrs Whittall, Headmistress, congratulated the students saying “We are very proud of all of our students who throughout their time at the school have shown commitment and dedication to their studies, sometimes whilst coping with challenging situations outside of school. They should be proud of all of their achievements; not only in their examinations but also in the wide range of interests, activities and extra-curricular opportunities that they have enjoyed whilst at the school. We wish all of our pupils the very best as they leave King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls and take the next step upon their journey as they go on to top universities at home and abroad to study a wide range of subjects from American Studies with Politics to Marine Biology.” We look forward to welcoming them back on Friday 6th December to celebrate their achievements at our annual Speech Day event.