Delighted Queenswood girls, their parents and teachers received GCSE results to be proud of. Twenty three out of the fifty nine GCSE pupils (38.9%) achieved top grades in eight or more subjects – grades 9, 8 and 7 or their equivalent grades in letters A*/A. (In common with most independent schools, Queenswood has a mix of GCSEs graded in letters as well as in the new numerical style.)
The 2018 cohort performed very well across all subject areas with top grades 9, 8, 7 and A*/A achieved by 61.2% of pupils and 96.7 % achieved grades 9 - 4 or A*-C. Results for mathematics were particularly strong. Three girls achieved marks that placed them in the top 1% of all results for Edexcel International GCSE Mathematics.
Commenting on the results, Principal, Jo Cameron said “Happy girls are successful girls. At Queenswood, we ensure that the girls are supported and cared for in all that they do, both with their academic studies and in all the co-curricular opportunities they enjoy. This all-round approach bears great fruit academically. I am delighted for our talented girls and their parents and I would like to pay tribute to our wonderful, committed staff in all they do to support them.”
Pupils, parents and teachers celebrated another strong set of A-Level results at Queenswood. Over 20% of girls achieved at least three A*-A grades and 64.1% of girls achieved A*-B grades across all 21 A Level subjects. The star subject for the Class of 2018 was definitely Mathematics where 100% achieved A*-B in Further Maths and 82% achieved A*-B in Maths.
Girls are looking forward to beginning a new chapter in their lives at top universities in the UK and across the world. Courses to be studied include Economics (Cambridge), Maths (UCL and Kings), Philosophy (Durham), Chemical Engineering (Loughborough), Veterinary Science (Bristol) and Music (the Royal Academy of Music).
Commenting on the results, Principal, Jo Cameron said “I am thrilled for the girls. They have worked so hard and deserve these excellent results. They are focussed and understand the importance of balancing study time with other interests. I hope that they will take this philosophy with them as they move on to new and exciting futures at university and beyond. I am very proud of them and our wonderful team of teachers and pastoral staff.”