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A Level and GCSE Results 2021: Richly Deserved Results

13 August 2021

Each year the school reports on the A Level and GCSE examination success of our students and takes the opportunity to reflect upon the commitment they have shown over the years of intense study. In a year like no other, those sentiments have a very particular significance in the context of the disruption of the global pandemic and resulting uncertainty around the process of examination. Each student therefore deserves our warmest congratulations in having secured outstanding results.

In a demonstration of the breadth of the A Level offering at EHS, results have been achieved across a wide range of disciplines from Classical Civilisation and Economics to Mathematics and the Extended Project Qualification. The vast majority of students are going on to study their chosen subject at their first-choice university or embark upon a degree apprenticeship, testament to their fantastic work ethic and positive approach to study. There is no such thing as a 'typical' EHS girl and this year again we see the students pursuing goals across a hugely diverse range of fields at some of the country’s finest educational establishments including Birmingham and Warwick.

Against the backdrop of significant disruption caused by the pandemic, our GSCE students have also secured results to be incredibly proud of and should be commended on their considerable achievements. Of course, education at EHS is about far more than just results and we are equally proud of how these students have managed to maintain their commitment to school life throughout each period of school closure, whether this be in sporting ventures, demonstrations of creativity, showing initiative, supporting their fellow students or by simply challenging themselves in new and unexpected ways. 

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. 

Clare Macro, Headmistress, commented: “We are immensely proud of the achievements and individual exam successes of our brilliant A Level and GCSE students, especially in the context of such a difficult and disrupted year.

“The circumstances must not detract from the work the girls have put into their studies; they have worked incredibly hard for their grades during what has been a challenging time for all young people, and they wholeheartedly deserve their success. They have adapted magnificently to the many obstacles faced over the course of the last 18 months and their resilience, focus and determination has been nothing short of inspirational. 

“This hard work has been supplemented by the efforts of dedicated teachers and mighty parental support. We are thankful for the rich contributions they have made to the life of Edgbaston High School and the wider community during this time.

“The girls can now go onto the next stage of their educational journeys with confidence. I am delighted that so many Year 11 students have decided to stay on and join our vibrant Sixth Form, and look forward to welcoming the girls back as the new Year 12 in September. I also wish our outgoing Year 13 girls every success and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future, and to welcoming them back to EHS as Old Girls.”
 

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