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    School News - 2010-11

    GCSE RESULTS 2011

    Aug 2011 - GCSE RESULTS 2011

    33% of exams graded A*/A
    77% of exams graded A* - C
    71% of Year group gain 5 A* - C
    66% of Year group gain 5 A* - C including Maths and English
    Top 31 students gain 350 A*/A grades
    63% of Year group gain at least 1 A*/A grade

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    A LEVEL RESULTS 2011

    Aug 2011 - A LEVEL RESULTS 2011

    A* & A Grades - 34% of entries
    A* - C Grades - 78% of entries
    100% Pass Rate - 20 subjects

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    Academy Status

    Aug 2011 - Academy Status

    On 26th July 2011 the Secretary of State for Education, Mr Michael Gove, signed the Order converting Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School to a Phase Two Academy.

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    Appointment of Senior Students

    Jul 2011 - Appointment of Senior Students

    Every year Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School awards positions of responsibility to a small group of students. This year the awards were announced by Mr P A Benn, Director of Sixth Form Studies in the assembly on Tuesday 5th July. The Badges and Certificates were presented by Headmaster, Dr A R Wilkes.

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    Year 6 ICT Web Pages

    Jul 2011 - Year 6 ICT Web Pages

    On Thursday 23rd and Monday 27th June over 100 Y6 pupils descended on the ICT Department to make their own web pages.

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    Thursday 30th June

    Jun 2011 - Thursday 30th June

    The school will be closed to students on Thursday 30th June due to strike action by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers and National Union of Teachers. The school will reopen as normal on Friday 1st July

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    Pre-Sixth Day

    Jun 2011 - Pre-Sixth Day

    As a result of the decision by two of the Teaching Unions to take strike action, the Pre-Sixth Day scheduled for Thursday 30th June 2011 has been moved to Thursday 14th July 2011

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    Space Academy Competition Winners!

    May 2011 - Space Academy Competition Winners!

    Congratulations to Dan Shearer (year 12) and Jacob Roome (year 9) who beat students from schools across the East Midlands to win fully funded places this summer at ‘Space School UK’.

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    The Great Summer Giveaway

    May 2011 - The Great Summer Giveaway

    Derbyshire County Council Catering Service has recently been running a prize draw to win £100 worth of vouchers.

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    U16 Rugby Team

    May 2011 - U16 Rugby Team

    The current Year 11 team at QEGS have won the Derbyshire Schools trophy every year since they first played the game in Year 7.

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    George presents England Shirt to QEGS

    May 2011 - George presents England Shirt to QEGS

    England U16 Scrum Half George Tresidder has presented one of his international shirts to QEGS.

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    YEAR 8 TRIP TO PARIS

    Apr 2011 - YEAR 8 TRIP TO PARIS

    There was an unusual ending to the annual QEGS visit to Paris.

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    School Skill Build - Painting and Decorating Prize

    Apr 2011 - School Skill Build - Painting and Decorating Prize

    QEGS student wins the School Skill Build Painting and Decorating Prize.

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    ALPS Results

    Mar 2011 - ALPS Results

    Staff and students at QEGS were delighted to receive a certificate from ALPS

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    U16 Rugby Team

    Mar 2011 - U16 Rugby Team

    QEGS U16 Rugby team meet Sir Clive Woodward

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    Academy Status Briefing

    Mar 2011 - Academy Status Briefing

    The Governors will be holding a further briefing for parents on Academy Status on Wednesday 16th March at 7.30 pm in the school hall. Parents from partner primary schools have also been invited to attend.

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    QEGS German Exchange

    Mar 2011 - QEGS German Exchange

    On the Wednesday of half term and excited party of QEGS students set off from Ashbourne for their flight from Birmingham to Frankfurt to take part in the German Exchange programme.

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    Change to Summer Term Dates

    Mar 2011 - Change to Summer Term Dates

    The Royal Wedding on Friday 29th April is a public holiday and as this falls during the Easter break it has been decided that we will now be closed the last day of the summer term, so students will now finish on Thursday 21st July 2011.

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    Full Sports Colours and Service to the School Awards

    Feb 2011 - Full Sports Colours and Service to the School Awards

    Full Sports Colours and Service to the School Awards have been presented to a number of sixth form students

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    Governors Vote for Academy Status

    Feb 2011 - Governors Vote for Academy Status

    At a meeting held on 31st January 2011 the Governors of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Ashbourne voted by a large majority to convert to Academy Status.

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    Academy Status

    Jan 2011 - Academy Status

    At their meeting on 13th December 2010 the Governing Body of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School voted to begin an informal consultation on transfer to Academy Status.

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    School Carol Service

    Dec 2010 - School Carol Service

    For the first time for many years the school Carol Service was held in the school hall rather than St. Oswald’s Parish Church.

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    Speech Day 2010

    Dec 2010 - Speech Day 2010

    The annual Speech Day of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School was held on Monday 20th December.

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    Former Head Girl Visits School

    Dec 2010 - Former Head Girl Visits School

    A recent welcome visitor to Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School was Jenny Macleod a former Head Girl and Woodroffe Benton Prize winner.

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    Old Ashburnian makes first team debut

    Nov 2010 - Old Ashburnian makes first team debut

    Rory Lynn, a student at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School from 2004-2009, joined the Academy of Leicester Tigers RFc England's premier rugby club in 2008.

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    Food Hygiene Presentations

    Nov 2010 - Food Hygiene Presentations

    In a recent assembly QEGS Headmaster, Dr Wilkes, presented a large number of food hygiene certificates to students in Year 10.

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    Newsletter

    Oct 2010 - Newsletter

    Issue 18 of QEGS Press is now available to read online here

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