Another fine year for Queen's sixth-formers
Queen's College has enjoyed a record set of A-level results in 2011. Over half of the papers taken by school's 72 Upper Sixth students were marked at either an A or the new A* grade.
"We're delighted to see a highest-ever figure of 51% A*/A, and taken together with 78% A*/A/B grades, the overall picture adds up to our best-ever year for A-levels," commented headmaster Chris Alcock
Twenty-one high-fliers managed to achieve straight A's or A*'s in all their subjects, another record for the school. In addition Queen's improved its crucial benchmark for A*/A/B/C grades, with 91% of candidates achieving that level.
"Despite record competition for places, the vast majority of Queen's College students have been able to take up places at the top universities" added Mr Alcock. "It's a tribute to the hard work of the students but also the high quality of teaching and learning here. There's a purposeful attitude that runs through Queen's from Sixth Form to Reception class."