Record A Level results places KES in top 5
23 August 2010
This year's school leavers received record A Level exam results, placing King Edward's amongst the top 5 boys' schools in the country. The 114 candidates achieved A* grades in 32.5% of their subjects, A*/A grades in 76.0% of their subjects and A*- B in 95.1% of their subjects. 25 boys have gained entry to Oxford and Cambridge, the highest figure since 2002.
John Claughton, the Chief Master, commented, "This has been an exceptional generation of pupils, not only in academic performance but in the range of their talents, their enthusiasm, their character and the relationships they have built with their teachers. It is a delight that so many boys have fulfilled their potential and so will go on to outstanding careers at university and beyond."
Although the total number of boys on Assisted Places only accounted for an eighth of the year, a third of those boys achieved 3 A*s and above. In addition, the top result in the school (5 A*s) was attained by a Sixth Former on an Assisted Place. This demonstrates the importance of the Assisted Places Fund and further strengthens the argument for increased accessibility to the school.
This year's GCSE results were also outstanding with 51% A*s and 83.8% A*/As. One boy gained 11 A*s out of 11 subjects and a further 15 gained 10*s out of 10 subjects. 65 pupils out of 125 achieved 10 A* or A grades.