Our best results so far – A level success for students at University of Birmingham School
University of Birmingham School is celebrating its very positive A level results today, with a 98.2% pass rate – our highest pass rate to date.
More than half of our students (50.5%) achieved grades between A*- B at a time nationally where the demand of exams and assessments has been raised.
“Our Sixth Formers have worked exceptionally hard over the last two years, it’s exciting to see them accept places at a number of top Universities including a significant number securing a place at the University of Birmingham.” Mr Liam Dwyer, Assistant Vice Principal – Sixth Form.
We are very proud of all our students and wish them the very best with their future academic careers and endeavours.
Principal, Mr Colin Townsend said: “Our Sixth Form has seen an increase in the standards of results achieved by its students across a range of subjects. We are very proud to see the outcomes of our students’ hard work, focus and dedication to their education. The high expectations from our staff has helped students’ secure fantastic individual successes enabling them to grow and enter higher education and employment.”
A few individuals who really shone this year include:
- Mahfuz Ahmed | Grades A* A* A – Studying Mathematics at University of Birmingham.
- Dan Coates | Grades A* A A – Studying Physics at University of Nottingham.
- Andie Kane | Grades A* A B – Studying English Language & Literature at Oxford University.
- Bez Bovas | Grades A A B – Studying Pharmacy at University of Birmingham.
- Priya Narga-Martin | Grades A A B – Studying Physics with Nuclear Science at University of Liverpool.
- Josh Cartwright | Grades A A B – Studying Mechatronics & Robotics at University of Leeds.
- Ella Sames | Grades A A B – Studying Chemistry at University of Manchester.
- Sanjel Sadikaj | Grades A A B – Studying Computer Science at University of York.
A-level success for University of Birmingham School students
16 August 2018
Students from University of Birmingham School are celebrating their A-level results, as they become the second cohort of young people to gain their grades at the three-year-old School.
Almost half of the School’s entries hit the top grades, with 48% of entries achieving at least a B grade. Over 23% of entries were A* and A grades, and 7% of entries were A*s.
And over 20% of the 142 students who sat A-levels at the School this year achieve a minimum of AAB grades, with at least two of their passes in facilitating subjects – so-called because taking two or more of these traditional academic subjects leaves a wide range of options for university study open to students.
Many of the School’s students will be heading to top universities this autumn – including 19 who will take up their places at University of Birmingham. A further 27 students have earned places at other Russell Group universities.
This includes Saade Mohammed who will be studying Medicine at Birmingham after achieving grades of AAA in biology, chemistry and mathematics. She said: “I’m incredulous, absolutely over the moon, it’s been such a lot of hard work. In May I felt ready to give up at times, but I didn’t, I kept going, and this is why. My teachers here have been really supportive – without them, I wouldn’t be here where I am today.”
Six students achieved at least three straight A*s in their courses, with a further two scoring two A*s and seven achieving at least one A*.
Joshua Ryman achieved four A-levels with A*s in three subjects – mathematics, further mathematics and physics, and an A in French. As a result, he has secured his place at Oxford to study mathematics. He said: “I’m so pleased; I couldn’t ask for a better situation as I leave School. University of Birmingham School has been such a stable environment to prepare for University.”
Zaiyed Chowdhury, Amy Conroy, Simeon Conway-Jones, Rashid Faqiri and Sam Pratt all achieved three A* grades. Zaiyed is going to Birmingham to study physics, whilst Sam is going to Manchester and Rashid to Imperial College to study the same subject. Amy will be studying medicine at Leeds, and Simeon will be doing mechanical engineering at Bristol.
Principal Michael Roden, who is retiring at the end of the summer said: “I cannot think of a better way to spend my final days as Principal of this School other than seeing our dedicated young people reap the benefits of their hard work during their two years with us at University of Birmingham School. They, their families, and the staff here at School, deserve real congratulations on their results.
“Alongside their studies, I know our students have developed their character virtues which will make them engaged and committed citizens as they embark upon the next phase of their lives. I look forward to remaining in touch with them as they go on to make a difference to society and to the lives of others.”