Students at QEGS have landed places at top UK Universities, including St Andrews, University of Manchester, University of Edinburgh and Imperial College, London. They join staff in celebrating an impressive set of 2019/2020 A level results, despite a very challenging year.

48% of Year 13 students achieved at least one A* or A grade in their studies, a remarkable achievement given that QEGS only offers a set of the most traditional and rigorous A level subjects.

34% of all A level grades awarded were A*/A grades, with 59% achieving A*/B grades. Of those students who took at least three A levels, 20% achieved at least 3 A grades.

All A level subjects saw 75% or more students gaining A*-C grades in their subject, with 13 out of our A level 23 subjects on offer seeing 100% of students achieving A* – C grades.

Across the Sixth Form’s traditional subject offering, our Year 13 students have impressed with their application and commitment to their challenging and advanced studies. In A level French, Further Mathematics, German, Italian, Latin and Spanish, 100% of students gained A*-B grades, with Biology gaining 67%, Economics gaining 70%, History gaining 75%, Mathematics gaining 75% and Physics gaining 67% in this same measure.

The majority of our Year 13 students have been accepted onto their desired University course, with those going through the clearing system also quickly securing places.

We are incredibly proud to have a large number of students going to Russell Group Universities including Newcastle University, St Andrews University, Manchester University, Imperial College, Edinburgh University and Liverpool University to read the most competitive courses including Medicine, Veterinary Science, Midwifery, Accounting, Law and Biological Sciences.

Mrs Claire Gammon, Head at QEGS Blackburn, was delighted with the results from this committed cohort: “This has been a very difficult and anxious time for A level students and therefore to see so many of our students accepting places on University courses of their choice was really pleasing.”

“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.”

If you would like to learn more about QEGS Sixth Form, please visit, or attend our virtual Sixth Form Open Evening on the 22nd September, 6-8pm.