TODAY it was the turn of the boroughs 16-year-olds to collect their exam results and many werent disappointed.
From private to state schools, from Castle Bromwich to Knowle, schools were delighted by the pupils performance.
Figures released by Solihull Council, show that local teenagers are performing well above the national average.
In total, 80.7 per cent received five or more A*-C grades. This compares to a national figure of 69.1 per cent.
But the figure drops somewhat for those who successfully passed both English and Maths at that level.
Fifty eight per cent of pupils managed this, though this was 3.7 per cent more than last year.
At Park Hall, 99 per cent of pupils picked up five or more A*-C grades.
This was a dramatic improvement on results just a few years - in 2006, the figure was a third this amount.
Over in Arden, which is due to become an academy this autumn, there was a 100 per cent A*-C pass rate.
Both independent schools made the grade, with Solihull School and St Martins receiving a healthy crop of A*s and As.