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Top class: students smash a level records

OUR brilliant borough have exceeded the national average for A Level results.

OUR brilliant borough have exceeded the national average for A Level results.

The overall pass rate for pupils gaining grades A-E was 97.6 per cent and delighted cabinet member for education, Councillor Ken Meeson said: "I would like to congratulate the young people who have once again made us extremely proud with their achievements."

The results come just days after borough primary school pupils were named amongst the best in the country for their SATS tests.

Students at Solihull College achieved 100 per cent pass rate: Stephanie Brett, 17 from Shirley studied English literature, history, sociology and general studies, achieving grades AABB. Stephanie said: "I am so relieved now."

Adeel Qureshi from Hall Green got three Bs in maths, physics and chemistry. "I will study civil engineering at Birmingham University," he said.

Deputy principal Cliff Hall said: "These are our best ever A Level results. I am very, very pleased."

Meanwhile triplets from Monkspath achieved 13 grade As between them.

Rachel, Claire and Tim Heard from King Edward's Camp Hill School and will now go their separate ways to study medicine, theology and geography.

The Sixth Form College also achieved a 100 per cent pass rate with two students ranked in the top five in the country.

One student, Jessica Smith, achieved straight As in chemistry, geography and mathematics, she plans to take a year out before starting her course in medicine at Sheffield University.

Identical twin sisters Bijal and Bindya Tailor achieved straight As in biology, chemistry and business studies. They will both start a degree in pharmacy at Aston University.

Arden School celebrated its first year as a sixth form college with 100 per cent pass rate in 22 subjects while Park Hall School students achieved record results for the second year running in A Level and BTEC subjects.

Saint Martin's School also got 100 per cent while Heart of England School hit 99.5 per cent.

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