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Stourbridge student is star performer at GCSE

By David Cosgrove | Stourbridge | News | Published:

A teenager from the Black Country is one of the star GCSE perfomers in the Midlands – with 12 A*s, including astronomy.

Jessica Tedd

Jessica Tedd, 16, from Stourbridge notched the stunning set of marks at King Edward VI High School for Girls, Edgbaston.

Her father Dr Bernie Tedd is head of physics at the school and founded the school’s astronomy club.

Jessica said: “I was relieved and very happy with my grades.

“I love astronomy – it runs in the family I suppose. Long term I’d like to study either maths or physics at Oxford.”

Jessica is also a talented violinist and dancer, and enjoys acrobatics, tap dancing and ballet.

Principal Ann Clark said: ‘It has been an absolute pleasure to work with this outstanding year group.

"Our record results are a testimony to their strong academic focus, excellent work ethic and the dedication of their teachers.

"We are very proud of Jessica for her hard work in achieving these exceptional grades and the way she has contributed to the life of the school in so many different ways.”

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Jessica's fellow KEHS student Clara Harrison, 16, from Shenstone near Lichfield, got 10 A*s plus an A, following her elder sister Emily’s excellent A level results last week, which gained her a coveted place to read Geography at Keble College, Oxford.

Clara scored A*s in maths, English language, English literature, chemistry, biology, French, Latin, drama and Spanish and an A in physics.

She will now take drama, English, French and religious studies at A-level.

David Cosgrove

By David Cosgrove
Deputy Chief Reporter - @davidcosgrove_

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