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Boys at King Edward’s School, Birmingham, are celebrating after achieving outstanding GCSE results and a record-breaking 70% A*s.

Out of a year group of 121, 34 boys achieved 10 A*s, a further 17 achieved 9 A*s and 75 boys achieved only A*s and As. Overall, the percentage of A* grades attained was 70% – a new school record – and 90% were A*/A.

Dr Mark Fenton, Chief Master of King Edward’s School, said: “These results are an incredible achievement for the boys, the staff and the school. I would imagine that there are a lot of very proud parents, too.

“Although academic results are important, our boys are also active in a whole host of extra-curricular activities, from music, drama and sport through to outreach and fundraising. For the boys to achieve record results whilst being so active in so many ways, makes these results even more impressive.”

Twins Ben (left) and Sebastian (right)Finn Azaz - West Bromwich Albion ScholarA few of the 51 boys who achieved 9 A stars or more






Photo caption 1: Identical twins Ben and Sebastian Bellavia, who each achieved 10 A*s and 1 A

Photo caption 2: Finn Azaz, a Scholar at West Bromwich Albion Football Academy, who achieved 9 A*s and 1 A

Photo caption 3: A few of the 51 boys who achieved 9 A* or more