13 August 2020
Girls, parents and staff are celebrating an impressive set of A-Level and Pre-U results at Queenswood today, with 72.5% of grades awarded at A*-B.
Despite the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and the consequent upheaval to the regular examination process, the outcome reflects the girls’ dedication to their studies and the teachers’ commitment to providing the most robust information to the exam boards.
Subjects which performed particularly well include: Physics (100% A*-B), Politics (100% A*-B) and Latin (100% A*-B). Results for modern foreign languages were also very good (91% A*-B across Spanish, French, Italian and Japanese). There were some outstanding individual achievements where girls achieved two, three or four A*s, and in total more than 20% of the year group received straight A*/A grades.
Commenting on the results, Principal, Mrs Jo Cameron said: “I am thrilled for the girls, their parents and our hard working staff. This year’s grading process has been very stressful for all of us and I am very proud that significantly fewer of the Centre Assessed Grades that we submitted were changed by the examining boards, than the reported national figure.
”We continue to follow due process and will challenge awarded grades where we think there is strong evidence that a higher award should have been made, as we pursue every avenue available to support our students in their next steps.”