Record-breaking GCSE Results at King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls

King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls is celebrating a record set of GCSE results, with 81% of all grades awarded being A* or A, a rise of 4% on last year. 41% of all grades were awarded at the highest grade of A*.

Five girls each achieved a minimum of 11 A* grades – Tanisha Burgher, Jasmine Clarke, Sufia Hashim, Vy Vo and Lydia Watson – with a further seven students achieving at least 10 A*s – Fatima Ahmed, Haajra Cheema, Elizabeth Gent, Chrissie John, Kirandeep Kaur, Mahmuda Rahman and Ellie Stanford. In total 43 girls gained A* or A grades in all the subjects they entered, and three-quarters of the year group achieved a benchmark of 9 or more A*/A grades.

Headmistress Elisabeth Wager said, “We congratulate all the girls on their fantastic achievements, and thank all the staff for their inspiration and encouragement. As always, there are eye-catching results in terms of A* grades, but the headline figures always mask the personal stories – girls who have persevered with their studies despite bereavement or learning difficulties, and we are so proud of all our girls. Their results reflect our emphasis on effort and progress, whatever your starting point, and the wonderful support of parents and carers.”