There was a fantastic atmosphere and many happy, smiling faces at QE this morning as students celebrated their GCSE results success.
Principal Rupert Poole said: “At QE we set out to empower our students through the education they receive here and this morning is the culmination of a lot of hard work. I don’t think I have ever seen the hall so busy with students eager to collect their results as soon as the doors opened. It was lovely to see them all sharing their results with each other, parents and teachers. We are particularly delighted that one of our students, Michael Lambourne, joins the very exclusive group of only 800 students nationally to achieve all grade 9s, a truly incredible achievement.”
Mr Poole added: “Make no mistake, the massive reforms to the GCSE’s that we have seen over recent years has deliberately been done to make them more difficult. Despite the increased challenge we have seen many great successes for all students. For example, we have seen an increase in the top grades awarded in English to over 21% so our students deserve to be congratulated on their significant achievements. On behalf of all the staff here at QE, I would like to congratulate them individually, but also as a year group, they have been great to work with. I would like to thank all the staff, parents and carers for their hard work supporting the students through these demanding times.”
QE takes great pride in being an inclusive school and has seen many individual successes across the broad range of subjects that the school offers. Mr Poole went on to say: “We are determined to maintain our diverse curriculum, as this is an essential part of the broad and balanced education that we offer here at QE and prepares our students well for the future, whatever path they choose to take.”
Today’s GCSE results come a week after very pleasing ‘A’ level results last week. QE looks forward to welcoming many existing QE students, and indeed students from other local schools, into the Sixth Form in September.
Principal Rupert Poole said: “We are very pleased with the results this year. We have students following the full range of subjects at A level here at QE and 72% of our students achieved A* - C grades and 50% at A* - B. We are delighted that 27% of students received the very top grades at A* - A, an incredible achievement and testament to their hard work and commitment. We have had a number of notable subject successes, from the many subjects I do want to highlight the excellent results in the Extended Project Qualification. This is an area of expertise within QE and it has proved to be a real determining factor for students’ university applications. It also embodies our vision of educating to empower our students”.
“Results day is always the highlight of the year, the culmination of so much hard work. Today belongs to the students and the long wait is over! We are celebrating and recognising many notable achievements. Now it is time for them to take their next steps, be that in higher education, apprenticeships or employment. At QE we put in place a lot of support to ensure that transition into adulthood is as stress free as possible. I wish all the students the very best for the future – it has been a real pleasure working with you all.”
“I would also like to thank all the staff who have worked hard supporting the students. QE Sixth Form is a very close-knit community and the strong relationships and mutual respect between staff and students - an essential ingredient in our success - was very much in evidence at QE today.”
Head of Sixth Form Lucy Jones said: “I have really enjoyed working with all these fantastic students and I am very pleased with the results our students have achieved this year. Results day is always very emotional and seeing our students receive their results is a real privilege - the culmination of all their hard work and dedication. They deserve every success in the future and I am delighted for them.”
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