Pupils at some of Birmingham’s top state schools, run by the King Edward Foundation, were celebrating outstanding A-level results with some of the highest scores in the country.
At King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, head girl 17-year-old Vinothini Manivasagam, achieved an outstanding five A grades and scored one of the top five marks nationally for chemistry and gained a top ten score for further mathematics. Sarah Hopkins also received one of the top five scores for religious studies.
In total 61 per cent of pupils at Camp Hill earned A grades, including 30 receiving four A grades and seven pupils gaining five passes at Grade A.
At King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys, in Kings Heath, 72 per cent of students earned top grades at A level, with 38 pupils achieving four or more Grade A passes and 12 pupils receiving five As.
Kavi Fatania was also top of the class for achieving one of the top five marks nationally in both art and biology.
Students at King Edward VI Aston School also did well, with six gaining the highest grade in every subject they sat, of which five were awarded five A grades.
Seven pupils at King Edward VI Five Ways, in Bartley Green - Kawther Alfasi, George Bate, Jennifer Cooper, Ayaaz Nawab, Michael Spencer, Anna Fox and Ali Al-Sharif - all achieved five A grades, while 19 students received four or more As and 23 received merit or distinction in their Advanced Extension Awards.
Alfasi and Bate also scored one of the top ten marks in the country for Arabic and further mathematics respectively. Over all the school achieved 100 per cent A to C passes.
The King Edward VI Foundation’s school in Handsworth also had much to celebrate with Kinda Al-Hourani, set to read medicine at Oxford University, and Isobel Richards, who will read history at Cambridge University, both gaining five A grades.
Pupils Arpinder Baryana, Katie Brittain, Susannah Bryson, Akilah Jeffers, Kavina Nijar, Selina Thompson and Lucy Tomlinson all achieved four top grade passes.
John Collins, secretary to the governors, in congratulating pupils and staff at all the King Edward VI Foundation schools, said: “The pupils and their teachers deserve great credit for these outstanding results, not least because as well as working hard to achieve this academic success these young people have excelled in extra-curricular activities such as sport, drama and music.”