Our Head Teacher, Dr Earps, expressed her delight at the best set of results at Queen’s since the new style of A Levels were introduced.
“We are so pleased with the grades achieved including a near 99 per cent pass rate overall,” she said.
“The number of students achieving A*-A grades has gone up by ten per cent and there have been outstanding performances in all areas with the vast majority of students earning places at their first-choice university.”
Dr Earps added: “We have carried out a huge amount of work to continuously develop the way we teach at Queen’s and this is clearly paying dividends.
“We also have a number of exciting changes to our academic offering from September and are confident that this will lead to even better results in 2020.”
The Heads of School were among our top A Level performers in 2019.
Head Boy, Matthew Keogan, achieved A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics with another A* for his Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
Matthew, who is going Durham University to study Chemistry, fully embraced life at Queen’s including playing rugby, hockey, and canoe polo for the school.
“I am very happy with my results,” he said. “I’m not really sure what I’d like to do for a career – I’m going to wait and see how uni goes.”
Olivia Sandow, Head Girl, was delighted with her A* grades in English and Spanish along with A grades in French and History.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time at Queen’s,” she said. “I haven’t made up my mind yet on what to do from here.”
Phoebe Wright overcame a debilitating illness to produce an outstanding set of A Level results.
Despite having to take a year out of school, Phoebe achieved an A* in Textiles and A grades in Psychology and Biology.
She suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – a long-term illness with a wide range of symptoms. including extreme tiredness – during her GCSEs.
She managed to complete the exams and went on to go through Year 12 at Queen’s but was then severely affected as she started the second year of her A Level studies.
Phoebe was forced to take the rest of the school year off but returned in September.
“I’m a little shocked but really pleased with my results.” she said. “I can manage my illness now and would like to really thank everyone at Queen’s for all the support I’ve received, particularly during the past year.”
Phoebe is going to Exeter University to study Clinical Applied Psychology and hopes to pursue a career in either teaching or child psychology.
Another top performer was William Brown who is hoping to pursue a career in banking.
William achieved A* grades in Mathematics and Further Mathematics along with an A in Chemistry which he is going on to study at Imperial College in London.
“I’m very happy with my results,” he said.
Georgia Bird has obtained a coveted place at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London.
She achieved an A* in Photography, A grades in Art and Textiles and another A for her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
Head of Art, Mrs Rebecca Cade, said: "We are incredibly proud of Georgia's achievement, as are her peers.
"We can't wait to see what exciting things she achieves in the future.
"Georgia has worked so hard for this and fully deserves her place at Central Saint Martins."
Theodore Reoch will study Biological Sciences at the University of St Andrew’s in Scotland following the 2019 A Level results.
He said he was “pleasantly surprised and very pleased” to have achieved an A* in Art, an A in Biology and a B in Chemistry.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Queen’s,” he added. “ It’s been a very important section of my life and I’m really going to miss it – in fact I’m already missing it.”