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    School News - 2011-12

    GCSE Results 2012

    Aug 2012 - GCSE Results 2012

    Students at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School have produced excellent GCSE results.

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    A-Level Update

    Aug 2012 - A-Level Update

    Following the very good A level results most of the Upper Sixth are now placed at University for next year.

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    A-Level Results 2012

    Aug 2012 - A-Level Results 2012

    100% Pass Rate
    34% graded A*or A
    66% graded A*-B

    Once again the Upper Sixth at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School have excelled in their A level results. For the first time ever no one in the Upper Sixth has failed an exam; a quite amazing achievement.

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    QEGS Press

    Jul 2012 - QEGS Press

    The latest edition of the school newsletter is available now.

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    Long Service Awards

    Jul 2012 - Long Service Awards

    Dr Wilkes presented three members of staff with long service awards on Friday 6th July.

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    Megan's Moment to Shine

    Jul 2012 - Megan's Moment to Shine

    Year 9 student Megan Mosedale carried the Olympic Torch into Ashbourne on Friday 29th June.

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    New Headteacher Appointed

    Jun 2012 - New Headteacher Appointed

    Following a successful recruitment process the Governors of the school are pleased to announce that they have appointed Mrs Anne Martin to take over the Headship of the school from September 2012.

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    Jubilee Tea Party

    Jun 2012 - Jubilee Tea Party

    Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School marked the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a variety of events. The undoubted highlight was for many the Jubilee Tea Party held in school on Friday June 1st.

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    QEGS Film the Earth from Space

    May 2012 - QEGS Film the Earth from Space

    On Saturday 12th May a team of QEGS students, helped by Sheffield University PhD students Chris Rose (former QEGS student) and Alex Baker, launched a helium balloon from the playing fields.

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    U16s County Hockey Tournament

    May 2012 - U16s County Hockey Tournament

    QEGS Girls U16 Hockey team win County Tournament

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    Exam Timetable

    May 2012 - Exam Timetable

    The dates and venues for the summer examination period for 2012 are available here:
    Exam Dates 2012.


    More information is available on the examinations page.

    QEGS Space Olympians

    May 2012 - QEGS Space Olympians

    After an arduous three month selection process, eight QEGS students have been selected to represent Derbyshire and the UK at the International Space Olympics in Korolyov, Russia in October.

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    QEGS Basketball Success

    May 2012 - QEGS Basketball Success

    It has been a successful year for basketball at QEGS. Three teams played games home and away to make the county finals.

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    Sponsorship for QEGS Engineering Students

    Apr 2012 - Sponsorship for QEGS Engineering Students

    A number of organisations have come forward to sponsor the Year 11 Engineering students at QEGS tool kits following a request from their teacher Mr Kershaw.

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    School Show - Schools Will Rock You

    Apr 2012 - School Show - Schools Will Rock You

    This year the show was 'Schools Will Rock You' adapted for young people from the world famous collaboration between Queen and Ben Elton; 'We Will Rock You'.

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    American Exchange

    Apr 2012 - American Exchange

    Cadets and staff from the Randolph Macon Academy in Front Royal Virginia have made their tenth visit to QEGS. To mark the occasion a United States Flag which has flown over The Academy has been formally presented to Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School.

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    BBC School Report

    Mar 2012 - BBC School Report

    On Thursday March 15th, fourteen Year 7 students took part in the BBC’s School Report project. They joined thousands of students from all across the country who spent the day working as news journalists and producing reports on a variety of topics.

    Watch the full QEGS BBC School Report bulletin

    Computer Game Competition

    Mar 2012 - Computer Game Competition

    Throughout February 2012, Queen Elizabeth's Grammar Students from Years 7, 8 and 9 have been taking part in a competition to design and build an engaging and entertaining game using a free to use programming software called Scratch.

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    QEGS Press

    Mar 2012 - QEGS Press

    The latest edition of the school newsletter is available now.

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    Community Governor Vacancies

    Feb 2012 - Community Governor Vacancies

    Following the school’s recent conversion to Academy Status, two Community Governors are needed to join the Governing Body. Ideally candidates will have an interest in local education, and an expertise in Law and/or HR Management might be an advantage.

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    Headmaster's Retirement

    Feb 2012 - Headmaster's Retirement

    The following Press Release has been issued by the Governors who will now begin the process of recruiting a new Head for the school.

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    Careers Convention 2012

    Feb 2012 - Careers Convention 2012

    On January 25th Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School held a Careers Convention for all students and parents/guardians. With over 60 exhibitors, the event was well received by the large attendance of students from all year groups.

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    Year 11 Mentoring Programme

    Feb 2012 - Year 11 Mentoring Programme

    The Year 11 mentoring programme this year has seen the involvement of the local community. Local businesses and business people have been invited to talk to students about industry’s expectations and the type of skills and qualifications needed to enter their area of employment.

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    Engineering Diploma Sponsorship

    Jan 2012 - Engineering Diploma Sponsorship

    On Friday 20 January the school were delighted to be presented with a cheque for £500 from Mr Brian Bates representing the Rotary Club of Ashbourne, one of the sponsors of the 2011-2013 Engineering Diploma course at QEGS.

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    Success at QEGS Sixth Form

    Jan 2012 - Success at QEGS Sixth Form

    The headline 'A Level Results at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School' is always amongst the best in England. However a recent award from ALPS (The A Level Performance System) confirms that not only are the results excellent but they represent very strong added value to already outstanding GCSE results, something that is very hard to do, and once again places the school in the top 5% in the Country for 'Value Added'.

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    Extended Project Qualification

    Jan 2012 - Extended Project Qualification

    The Extended Project Qualification is the equivalent of half an A level. This year has seen a small group of Sixth Formers, guided by Assistant Head of Sixth Form Mrs. Barbara Smith, enter projects for the first time.

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    Charity Cheque Presentation

    Jan 2012 - Charity Cheque Presentation

    Representatives of the Isabella Peatfield Memorial Fund visited Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School to receive a cheque for over £1200 being the proceeds of a recent non uniform day.

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    Speech Day 2011

    Dec 2011 - Speech Day 2011

    The annual Speech Day of Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School was held on Monday 19th December. Guest of honour was Mr Matthew Parris, Journalist, Broadcaster and Former MP for this Constituency.

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    New Chairman of Governors

    Dec 2011 - New Chairman of Governors

    At their meeting on December 12th 2011 the Governors of Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School elected Mr Simon Griffiths as Chairman of Governors and Mr Max Jeffery as Vice Chairman.

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    Staff Presentation

    Dec 2011 - Staff Presentation

    Presentations were recently made to two members of the staff at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School.

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    Service to the School Awards

    Dec 2011 - Service to the School Awards

    Twelve Upper Sixth Form students at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School have been presented with 'Service to the School Awards'.

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    Full Sports Colours

    Dec 2011 - Full Sports Colours

    In December, QEGS Headmaster Dr Wilkes presented Full Sports Colours to sixth form students who have represented the school over the past year.

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    Regional Netball and Rugby Teams

    Dec 2011 - Regional Netball and Rugby Teams

    A number of QEGS students have been selected to represent the region in their chosen sports.

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    Where are they now?

    Nov 2011 - Where are they now?

    Dr Wilkes and Mrs Farr have taught at QEGS for well over 40 years when their careers are added together. Recently they were discussing memorable students of those years but soon realised that they could only remember a comparatively small proportion and knew of the whereabouts of even fewer.

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    QEGS Press

    Nov 2011 - QEGS Press

    The latest edition of the school newsletter is available now.

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    American Exchange

    Nov 2011 - American Exchange

    A group of Sixth Form Students accompanied by Dr and Mrs Wilkes have just spent a week in the USA as guests of the Randolph Macon Military Academy in Front Royal Virginia.

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    QEGS Student Represents East Midlands

    Nov 2011 - QEGS Student Represents East Midlands

    QEGS Sixth Form Student, Jonathan Jessup was a key member of the East Midlands Boys U17s Basketball Team that came forth in the 2011 National Regional Championships in September.

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    QEGS team clinch second in national championship

    Nov 2011 - QEGS team clinch second in national championship

    A QUEEN Elizabeth’s Grammar School equestrian team made a successful debut appearance at the National Schools Equestrian Association National finals at Addington Manor in Buckinghamshire last weekend.

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    Former Student Visits School

    Oct 2011 - Former Student Visits School

    Mr Terry Annable who left QEGS in 1981 recently visited QEGS from his home in Florida.

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    QEGS triumph in first round of Daily Mail Cup

    Oct 2011 - QEGS triumph in first round of Daily Mail Cup

    A very young QEGS first team travelled to Mansfield and despite going 7-0 down to their much bigger opponents rallied to win 62-7.

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    Bronze Service Award

    Sep 2011 - Bronze Service Award

    The Catering Staff at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School have received a Bronze award for service from Derbyshire County Council Catering Department

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    Entry to World Class Universities

    Sep 2011 - Entry to World Class Universities

    Richard Partington Senior Tutor at Churchill College Cambridge and Mark Wormald Fellow of Corpus Christi College Oxford spent a day at QEGS talking to students and parents about access to World Class Universities.

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