A Level Results 2023

“A Level exceed pre-pandemic grades: Upper Sixth students at King Edward VI High School for Girls (KEHS) are celebrating a set of A Level results better than those ever recorded pre-pandemic.

This year:


– 43% of grades were A* (2019: 36%), which is the school’s highest ever proportion of A* grades, excluding the last three years when COVID-related special measures were in place for A Level grading


– 78% of grades were A*/A (2019: 77%)


– 95% of grades were A* – B (2019: 95%).


Of the Upper Sixth cohort of 92 students, 18 (20%) achieved straight A*s. Reflecting the breadth of students’ academic interests, 26% of the cohort took four or more A Level subjects and 27% took the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification, an independent research project which extends and develops students’ abilities beyond the traditional A Level syllabus.

As well as promoting a culture of scholarship that encourages breadth in intellectual pursuits, KEHS is also renowned for its rich co-curricular environment in which students not only develop their own passions but also contribute to the life of the school through leadership and service, as demonstrated by many of the Upper Sixth celebrating today. The diversity of student interests is reflected in the variety of subjects and university destinations that await the departing cohort.

Kirsty von Malaisé, KEHS Principal, said: “We are delighted to celebrate this stellar set of A Level results with our students and their families. They have shown tremendous resilience during the last few years, and to have achieved so highly in their first set of public examinations is even more impressive given this context.

“Of particular note this year has been the success of our STEM subjects, which are among our most popular – Maths (61% A*), Psychology (52% A*), Biology (45% A*) and Chemistry (43% A*). Complementing this success, we are delighted that the arts all achieved 100% A* – B grades, with four individuals achieving A* in Art and Theatre Studies alike, and two thirds of the entries achieving A* in Music.

“Underpinning this set of fantastic results are the individual pursuits and passions of each of our students, whether they are in sport, the arts, clubs and societies, fundraising or serving the local community. It has been a pleasure to see our Upper Sixth giving and achieving so much in these areas, and I have no doubt that they will draw fruitfully on these experiences in the future.

“Our students can now look forward to the exciting range of Higher Education pathways that await them, and I wish them all the very best.”


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