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.
As ever there are some amazing individual results.5A*or A grades were achieved by Rachel Keeling and Alice Miller. Four top grades was the result for Mary Harvey, Molly Rogers, Laura Sprules and Louis Tate while 3 of the top grades were achieved by Lauren Bennett, Isobel Cecil, Grace Charlton, Max English, Rebecca Heamans, Lauren Holden and Kirsten Lovell. Of the 96 students who sat A levels this year 50 gained at least 1 A* or A grade.
There were A* and A grades in almost every subject. In Economics half of the grades were A* or A which just eclipsed English Literature while the school’s traditional strength in Mathematics was evident with 50% of the papers graded A* or A. Pride of place however goes this year to Applied Art a double award A level where every grade was A* or A.
There was added success for a small group who piloted the Extended Project Qualification as an addition to A level. This enables each student to undertake detailed research on a topic that especially interests them. Ten students submitted projects. Three were graded A*, two at A, three at B and two at C. One project was retained by the Examination Board to use as training material on how to get an A* grade.
Most of the students from the Upper Sixth are placed at a university of their choice or are entering employment. For those requiring advice Director Of Sixth Form studies Mr Paul Benn and his assistant Mrs Barbara Smith are available in school.
The Lower Sixth sat As level exams and the high standard augurs well for next year. Two students, Joe Haswell and Eleanor Harvey achieved 5 A grades and a further 9 students gained 4 Rebecca Hart, Rachael Oven, Elizabeth Pendleton, Alexandra Pollard, Jack Poynton, Bethan Reeves, Claudia Sherry, Scott Slater, Rebecca Toms and Harry Wibberley.
Dr Wilkes congratulated all of the students on their success which are based on hard work and outstanding teaching. He also commented on the great successes being achieved by former QEGS students at top universities where this year a large number have graduated with First Class Degrees. The school, he said, has every right to feel proud of the academic success of its students.