Rupert Poole, Principal at QE said “Well done class of 2018 – you have done brilliantly! This was the first year group where most GCSEs are graded numerically with grade 9 being the top grade. Subjects graded 9 – 1 for the first time include history, geography, sciences and modern languages, all of which have been designed to be more difficult. We are therefore delighted to report strong results across the broad range of subjects."
“On behalf of all the staff here at QE, I would like to congratulate the students for their individual successes but also as a year group, they have been delightful and a pleasure to work with. I would like to thank all the staff, parents and carers for their hard work supporting the students through this time of change in the education system: these new GCSEs are much more difficult, make no mistake!”
“Everyone in QE has been working hard to meet the challenges and I’m particularly pleased to see significant improvement in both science and modern foreign languages results. We are determined to maintain a broad curriculum despite the changes to GCSEs and I’m therefore delighted that our students have achieved so well across the full range of subjects we offer; we have seen stunning results in expressive arts and the wider curriculum such as food technology with an amazing number of the very rare grade 9s. 70% of our students met the new tough pass mark in five or more subjects and 66% of students passed both their maths and English GCSE. We also have very good performance in humanities subjects such as geography, resulting in excellent achievement in the English Baccalaureate where I fully expect, once the figures are available, that we will compare very favourably to schools nationally.”
Mr Poole continued; “Our students are well prepared to take their next steps and I wish them all the very best for the future - many congratulations to them all. Today’s results come after our excellent A level results last week and we look forward to welcoming many of the students back into the Sixth Form in September.”
Rupert Poole Principal said “We have seen great success across the full range of subjects with 78% of students getting A* - C grades, and we are delighted that 29% of students made the top grades A* - A and 54% at A* - B. Progress measures are very strong with early indications of a value added score of +0.25, which demonstrates the consistently strong progress QE students make. Results day is always an exciting day and it is a real pleasure to see all the students opening their results and getting the reward for all the hard work they have put in. We put a lot of emphasis on the supporting the students take their next steps, be that in higher education, apprenticeships or employment and we wish them all the very best as they head to universities, employment and apprenticeships. We have tremendously high numbers of students going to university to study a range of subjects, from medicine to art and dance. We are celebrating the results of all our students, they all deserve to be congratulated on the hard work they have put in and the results they have achieved. The education system has been through huge change in recent years - with the return to intensive exams at the end of Year 13 - and I’d like to thank and congratulate the teachers and students alike who have dealt with the changes admirably. I’m very pleased with this set of results."
Head of Sixth Form - Lucy Jones said “I am delighted with the results our students have achieved this year. It is a real privilege to have worked with such a motivated and hard working group of young people and it is always a pleasure to see them moving on to such well-deserved destinations after sixth form. As ever, a high number of students move on to university places from QE, but we are also seeing a rise in students gaining places in higher apprenticeships. We wish all our students every success in the future and look forward to hearing how they get on.”
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