Students and staff at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School were celebrating this morning as students collected their A level results.

This was a very difficult year for these students as it was the first time they had sat external examinations due to the Covid pandemic.

Overall results showed a 2% increase in the awarding of A*/A grades and a 4% increase in the A*/B measure with close to half of all grades awarded to our students being a grade B or above.

36% of students achieved at least one A* or A grade which is a remarkable achievement as the School only offers a set of the most traditional and rigorous A level subjects.

Biology, Computer Science, Design Technology, Economics, English, Philosophy, Geography, History, Psychology and Sociology have all seen an increase in the percentage of students obtaining A* or A grades whilst Biology, Business, Economics, English, Philosophy, Geography, History and Psychology have all seen an increase in the percentage of students obtaining A*, A or B grades.

A level Art saw 100% of students gaining A*-B grades, with Biology gaining 56%, Computer Science 55%, Economics 50%, English 50%, French 50%, Geography 71%, Music 50%, Physical Education 67%, Psychology 54% and Spanish gaining 50% in this measure.

21 out of 23 of our A level subjects saw 50% or more students gaining A*-C grades in their subject, with 16 out of 23 subjects seeing more than 60% of students gaining A* – C grades. A level Art, Philosophy, and Physical Education all achieved 100% A*-C grades, with Biology gaining 72%, Chemistry 69%, Computer Science 82%, Design Technology 75%, Economics 92%, English 83%, French 75%, Geography 86%, History 75%, Physics 69% and Psychology 75% in this measure.

The vast majority of students have been accepted onto a University course of their choice and those who have gone through the clearing system have quickly secured places.

We are proud that we have students going to University to read the most competitive courses including Medicine, Optometry, Biosciences, Law, Computer Science, Sports Science, Marine Biology, Arts and Humanities, Primary Education, Accounting and Economics. Students will be attending a range of Universities including The University of Cambridge, Newcastle University, The University of Liverpool, The University of Leeds, Lancaster University, The University of Manchester and Cardiff University.

Mrs Claire Gammon, Head, was delighted with the results.

“To see so many students being able to accept places on University courses of their choice was really pleasing. It has been such a difficult few years for all of our students and we should not underestimate the impact that the Covid pandemic has had on this generation of students. Our students continue to work extremely hard and thoroughly deserve their success.”

“I would like to congratulate all the students and wish them well in the future.”

Enrolment for entry to QEGS Sixth Form from September 2022 takes place on Thursday 25th August and Friday 26th August from 08.00.