THERE were tears of joy at King Edward VI School today as students chalked up another set of impressive A-level results.
The results were on a par with the high standards set in previous years, with a 99 per cent overall pass rate.
And more than half the year group achieved A* to B grades.
The school also performed well in a new measure of more academically challenging or traditional courses, known as ‘facilitating subjects’.
The list includes subjects such as maths, sciences, English, history and geography, and is used by universities when considering applications.
A total of 24 per cent of KEVI students achieved AAB grades or better including two or more facilitating subjects, and 11 per cent achieved them for three of the courses.
The vast majority of pupils obtained the required grades to secure a place at their first choice university.
Headteacher Simon Taylor said: “Overall, we are delighted. It has been a really good set of results, with lots of individual successes.
“The vast majority of students are in to the universities of their choice so we are very pleased about that. There are a small number who are looking at the clearing system now and obviously we are supporting them in that.
“We are just so pleased for the students. We can see how much it means to them and a huge amount of hard work has gone into these results by both students and staff.”