Following last week’s impressive A Level results, Queen’s College is delighted that the academic strength of the college is again highlighted this week, with GCSE pupils celebrating another impressive set of results.
Head of College, Julian Noad said, “Yet again, our pupils give me cause to feel extremely proud of team Queen’s and our GCSE pupils should feel very proud of these results. Their dedicated teachers should rightly take some of the credit for the incredible effort involved in encouraging and supporting our exam-takers. I am tremendously pleased with this year’s academic success and grateful to my colleagues for their commitment to excellence. It is especially pleasing that so many of our GCSE pupils will return to Queen’s in September to continue their studies in our wonderful Sixth Form. Joining them this year are more new Year 12 Sixth Form starters than we have had in many, many years and I’m looking forward to working with them all in just a couple of weeks.”
Andres Chico-Ercilla a one-year pupil from Madrid, originally came to study at Queen’s for a term and loved the school so much that he stayed for a year- and we are told, smiled for a whole year! Andres attained 5 x grade 9, 4 x grade 8.
Emily Davies who joined Queen’s in Year 4 from Bishops Lydeard Primary School gained 9 x grade 9, 1 x grade 1 8 (Queen’s – Chemistry, Maths, Biology, Spanish) all whilst playing all of the major sports at 1st team level alongside her academic studies.
A delighted Emily said, “I was really shocked and relieved when I opened my results this morning! The staff at Queen’s have been fantastic in preparing us for our GCSEs and supporting us. I’m looking forward to starting my A Levels in September and hope to go on to study Biology at university.”
Rosie East joined Queen’s when she was awarded a scholarship for entry to Year 7 from Huish Episcopi School, gained 8 x grade 9, 2 x grade 8 (Queen’s – Chemistry, Biology, Maths) and French at A-level) – combined with drama. Rosie said, “I was so happy and relieved when I saw my results! I’m very excited about starting my A Levels. I will be studying Chemistry, Biology, Maths and French.”
Joshua Wilcox Joined Queen’s College Prep School in Year 2 from Neroche Primary School has attained 7 x grade 9, 3 x grade 8 (Queen’s – Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computing at A-level) .
Joshua said, “I’m so happy! I really wasn’t expecting such great results and I’m grateful to the staff at Queen’s. Mrs Wilde and the English Department in particular have been so supportive. I plan to study Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computing at A-level. I’m really interested in cybersecurity and hope to study computer science at university in the future.”
Queen’s College has seen superb English results this year with a 100% pass rate for English Language. The number of students attaining the top 3 grades is significantly above 2019 when GCSE exams were last sat and there has been a large increase in the grades in all separate sciences, reflecting the positive curriculum changes that were made enabling more teaching time for pupils who selected this as an option. This September, record numbers of new pupils will join Queen’s College as families are choosing the school for its well-balanced offering, including small classes, unparalleled facilities, and strong academic delivery.