18 August 2022
After several years of disruption and uncertainty, our Year 13 students have been deservedly rewarded for their dedication and hard work. A third of students achieved at least three A*-A grades, and 70% of grades awarded were A*-B across all 25 A-Level subjects. There were particularly strong results in the humanities and performing arts, where 100% achieved A*-B in English Literature, History, French, Spanish, Drama, Dance and Classical Civilisation.
Pupils are now looking forward to beginning a new chapter in their lives at some of the UK’s leading institutions. Courses to be studied include PPE at Oxford; Classics at St Andrews; Biomedical Science at St George’s, University of London; Criminal Law at Glasgow; Music at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire; Psychology at Warwick; Education at Leeds; and English Literature at Bristol.
Commenting on the results, Principal, Jo Cameron remarked: ‘I am thrilled for our students and for the staff who helped them achieve such excellent grades. These results are the first since 2019 to be based purely on external examinations. This cohort missed out on the experience of sitting their GCSEs during lockdown, and had to adapt to new remote and ‘blended’ learning styles over the last two years, which makes their achievements even more remarkable. It’s a testament to the commitment and resilience of Queenswood’s pupils and staff, and I wish the class of 2022 all the best for the next stage of their academic careers.’
Sienna W achieved A*A*A, and they are now off to study PPE at Pembroke College, Oxford. ‘I’m really happy to be going to my firm choice – the best outcome possible. It was tough to know what to expect as these were my years first set of formal exams, but I’m really happy with my results and excited for the future.’