30% of all grades achieved by students were the top A* grade and once again A*/A grades have made up over half of all results awarded. For the 11th year running the pass rate at the school is 100%.
This success has extended right across the curriculum. The Science and Art departments both have much to celebrate – not only have pupils from both departments achieved excellent results, but they are also preparing to move into the new £3million Science and Art Building. Nearly three quarters of all grades awarded in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) were A*/A grades and 100% of students studying Art and Design and Photography achieved A*/A grades.
Stephen Holliday, Headmaster, says, “In a year when we are signing up our first cohort of Sixth Form girls, I am delighted to once again see success across all areas of the curriculum. Our consistently strong record for top results is part of the much greater package that we offer to students in preparing them for higher education and successful future careers, and we are pleased that girls will now also be able to benefit from our expertise.”
Over 10% of students will be taking up places at Oxbridge in September. Michael Savery achieved 4 A* grades in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. He looks forward to taking up his place at Cambridge University (Queens’ College) to study Mathematics. Max Yuen will be beginning his degree course in History at Brasenose College, Oxford University next term, having achieved straight A* grades in English Literature, Latin, History and the EPQ. George Gibbs, who is also celebrating straight A* grades, will be taking up his place studying Medicine at Birmingham University.
QEH also offers the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), a skills-based qualification that develops the independent research skills of students and is viewed by leading universities as the qualification that gives a student's application the edge. Once again, all candidates sitting the EPQ performed extremely well with 75% of candidates achieving A*/A grades.
Students, male and female, interested in joining the QEH Sixth Form in September 2017 can attend our Co-educational Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 10 November or arrange an individual visit. Group Taster Days will be held on Thursday 17 November and Tuesday 22 November, with places expected to fill up quickly. Girls who are looking to study a STEM related subject will also benefit from signing up for our 'Girls in Stem' seminars, focusing on Medicine and Engineering and held in October. Contact our Admissions Registrar on 0117 930 3068 for more details.
The next development for the school will be an expansion of the Sixth Form Centre.
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