The 2018 Year 11 cohort performed very well across all subject areas with top grades 9, 8, 7 and A*/A achieved in 61.3% of entries, and 96.7 % at grades 9 - 4 or A*-C. Results for History and Modern Languages were particularly strong this year, with 85.2% achieving grades A* and A across six subjects. Three girls achieved marks that placed them in the top 1% of all results for Edexcel International GCSE Mathematics. 24 out of the 64 girls (37.5%) 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 numbers as well as GCSEs and IGCSEs graded in letters).
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 this year. Exactly 20% of girls achieved at least three A*/A grades and 61.7% of all entries achieved A*-B grades across 27 A-Level or Pre-U subjects. As usual, Mathematicians did extremely well with 100% achieving A*-B in Further Maths and 82.6% achieving 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.”