Students at QEGS have landed places at top UK Universities including the University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Newcastle University and York University. They join staff in celebrating a very impressive set of 2020/2021 A level results, despite a second very challenging year.

64% 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.

46% of all A level grades awarded were A*/A grades, with 68% achieving A*/B grades. Of those students who took at least three A levels, 28% achieved at least 3 A grades with 56% achieving at least 3 B grades.

20 out of 21 A level subjects saw 75% or more students gaining A* – C grades in their subject, with 14 of our A level subjects seeing 100% of students achieving A* – C grades. Overall, 90% of all A level grades awarded were A*/C.

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 Economics, French and Further Mathematics, 100% of students gained A*/A grades. In addition, 100% of students gained A*/B grades in Art, Classics, Design Technology, Philosophy and Physical Education, with Computer Science gaining 70%, History gaining 75%, Mathematics gaining 75%, Physics gaining 80% and Spanish gaining 75% 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 quickly securing places.

We are incredibly proud to have a large number of students going to Russell Group Universities including Newcastle University, Manchester University, Cardiff University, York University and Liverpool University, to read the most competitive courses including Medicine, Dentistry, English, Engineering, Economics, and Teaching.

A special mention must go to Head Boy, Zakariya Bux who achieved 4 grade A* in the difficult courses of History, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. He has gained a place at Merton College, Oxford, to study the competitive course of Philosophy, Politics and Economics, a well-deserved achievement from an outstanding student.

Mrs Claire Gammon, Head at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Blackburn, was delighted with the results from this committed and talented 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. They have developed into resilient and mature young adults and I am very proud of them. They thoroughly deserve their success. I would like to congratulate all of our students and wish them well in the future.”

If you would like to learn more about QEGS Sixth Form, please visit, and look out for updates for our Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 23rd September 2021, 5-7pm.