It has been another bumper year at Queen Elizabeth’s High School (QEHS) with more than one in five students (22 per cent) gaining seven or more A or A* grades, with many also gaining additional AS qualifications alongside these grades.
There were 65 per cent of students gained at least one A or A* grade. 98 per cent of students gained 5A*-C including English and Maths with 100 per cent gaining mathematics and 99 per cent gaining English GCSEs.
This year saw 98 per cent achieve five A* to C grades, including English and mathematics, which is a one per cent rise on last year, 43 per cent achieved five five A* to A grades, 42 per cent of exams taken were awarded an A or an A*, 29 students gained eight or more A*/A grades and 11 gained 10 A* or A grades. The average grade achieved was above a B grade and 65 per cent of students gained at least one A or A* grade.
High achievers included Sam Cooper who gained A* in all of his GCSEs and an A in a level 3 Free Standing Maths Qualification including German and Spanish, Estelle Challinor gained an A* in both German and Spanish, Rebecca Sheehan gained A* in both French and German, Jenni Wardman gained an A* in both French and Spanish and a Grade Eight Distinction in Singing.
More than 50 per cent of students gained an A or A* in Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Religious Studies, Resistant Materials, ICT and AS sociology.
Headteacher, David Allsop, said: “I am thrilled for our students and proud that they have done so well in their GCSE examinations.
“At QEHS we seek to develop the whole child through the five years they are with us up to GCSE and it is a real privilege to see the students mature into young adults who now have both the skills and the qualifications to start the next phase of their lives.
“The students receiving their results today are articulate, dedicated and, now, well-qualified and they have been a fantastic group of young people to work with. They deserve the qualifications that they have received.
“Future success is not only about the GCSE grades that they have received but it is also about the life-skills they have developed and I am confident that all of the young people at QEHS will go onto future success.
“Of course these great achievements would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the teaching team here at QEHS and I would like to personally thank them for all of their hard work over the past five years with these students.
“Each student attends over 2,100 lessons over their GCSE studies and each one of those lessons is carefully planned by the teachers at QEHS.
“I am grateful to the teachers for the unstinting efforts that they make to ensure QEHS students gain the best qualifications that they can.”