In a year where the national headlines suggest that A Level results are lower, pupils at Queen’s College are celebrating significantly higher results overall. 41.6% of all grades in 2023 were awarded A* or A grades (up 7.4% percentage points from 2022) and the pass rate sits at an impressive 99.4%.
Almost all Queen’s pupils go on to study at university and this year, as is always the case, the vast majority have secured their first choice place. Julian Noad, Head at Queen’s said, ‘all of our fantastic young people should be congratulated on their brilliant exam performance this year. They have worked incredibly hard and have been so well supported by our committed staff.’
It is a privilege to be able to pick out some particular individuals who exemplify the high academic standards that Queen’s is known for. Hazel Dovey (A*A*A*A EPQ A*) will go on to University College, Oxford to study English Literature and Smiley Chan (A*A*A* EPQ A*) will read Natural Sciences at Jesus College, Cambridge. Both Hazel and Smiley joined Queen’s College at Year 9.
All of our medics and vets secured their first choice university places with Ruby Chapman (A*AB) taking up her place at the University of Nottingham, Pippa Drummond (A*A*A*) studying at Queen’s University, Belfast, Osa Eribo (A*A*AA) studying at Imperial College, Joe MacDonagh (A*A*A*) studying at the University of Bristol, Ella Tytler (A*AA) studying at the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London and Ali Zomorrodian (AAA) reading Medicine at the University of Southampton. Maeve Kennen and Elena Stevenson will also be joining our wonderful NHS with places gained for Paramedic Science and Midwifery at Birmingham City University, Nottingham University.
Similarly impressive results were achieved across a broad range of subjects with Charlie Ball (A*AA) going on to study Engineering at the University of Sheffield, Joe Criddle (A*AA), Falah Faridi (A*AAA) reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Warwick and Edie Hepburn (A*AA) studying International Business and Modern languages at the University of Exeter.
It’s been another great year for our creative students with good friends Lucy Wilcox and Lucia Edwards both achieving AAB and progressing to University of Arts London Foundation Diplomas in Art and Design but at different colleges with Lucy heading to Bristol School of Art and Lucia to Camberwell College.
It’s pleasing to note that pupils who joined the nursery school and have studied at Queen’s throughout, including many of those mentioned, did particularly well.