Queen’s girls heading for top universities

Queen’s girls heading for top universities

15 August 2019

A day of celebration for students at The Queen’s School as they once again achieve superb success in their A-level and Pre-U results.

64% of girls achieved at least 2 A*/A grades at A-level or Distinction (D1, D2, D3) in the Cambridge Pre-U examination.

There have been outstanding achievements across a wide variety of subject areas, in particular for Art, Business Studies, Classical Civilisation, Further Mathematics and Latin with 100% of candidates achieving an A* or A equivalent grades. In total 15 subjects had an A*-B pass rate of 100% including Computing, Drama, Economics, English Language, PE, French, Geography, Music, RE and Spanish.

Seven Queen’s girls are off to study either Dentistry, Medicine, or Veterinary Medicine this year. Three will go on to study Dentistry: Amelia Diggle (AAA) at Liverpool, Emaan Javed (A*AA) at KCL and Tarrika Pengwah (AAA) at Manchester. Two girls will study Medicine at Liverpool: Hope Pugh (A*AB) and Sophie Williams (A*A*A). Two students are heading off to study Veterinary Medicine: Emma Brierley goes to Nottingham and Seren Routledge (A*A*A*) goes to Edinburgh.

A high proportion of the girls have secured places at Russell Group Universities with London proving a popular destination. Prestigious institutions including The Courtauld Institute of Art, King’s College London and London School of Economics and Political Science are amongst the girl’s choices.

Headmistress Mrs Sue Wallace-Woodroffe is extremely proud of the dedication and hard work she has seen from the girls. She said: “Another year of phenomenal results from our girls – a fitting reward for the hard work and ‘can do’ attitude I have seen them adopt since my arrival in September. Queen’s Sixth Form provides a multitude of opportunities for students, focussing not only on academic development, but also nurturing and empowering them as individuals to believe that they can go on to lead and shape the world in which they live. Whether they are heading off to top universities or taking a gap year, we know the girls are leaving us enthusiastic and ambitious and most importantly, prepared. We will miss them greatly and look forward to welcoming them back in the near future as our newest alumnae, keen to mentor and inspire the younger girls as an integral part of our Queen’s community.

“I would like to thank all the teaching staff at Queen’s for their continued unwavering support of the girls. Seeing them celebrate together this morning has been heart-warming – a true reflection of the difference our teachers make and how much they care about each individual.”

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