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Academic excellence

Queen Elizabeth’s Sixth Form is a thriving and well respected Sixth Form of around 200 students with a traditional ethos of student support and an excellent academic reputation. Students make outstanding progress in our Sixth Form.

QE sixth form is a diverse educational setting, attracting students from our own school, from Exeter and from across Devon who are attracted by the range of academic courses that we offer.

Results

Our results compare very favourably to national figures. We are particularly proud of our progress scores, which place us among the very best sixth forms in the South West.

The 2018 School Performance League tables recognised once again the outstanding results that students achieve here. The headlines are:

  • QE students achieved amongst the highest average point score of any comprehensive school in Devon.
  • QE students achieved a B grade on average in their best 3 A levels, the best result for any comprehensive school in Devon.
  • QE students made better progress in our Sixth Form than students in every Independent school in Devon.

Sixth Form performance data:

  2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
The progress students have made compared with students across England +0.33 +0.14 (calculated using new measures)

+0.37
(well above average)

+0.24
(above average)

+0.29
(above average)

The average grade that students in QE get at 16 to 19 study C+ C C+ C+ C+
Student ‘retention’ (the percentage of students who get to the end of their study programme)     97.7%
(England average 95.3%)
97.6%
(England average 92.4%)
95.3%
(England average 91.2%) 

 

Queen Elizabeth's School - A Level Results by Subject 2019
  Number of Entries A*/A A*/B A*/C Pass
Art & Design Photography 5 20% 60% 100% 100%
Biology 19 10.5% 31.6% 63.2% 100%
Business Studies 4 0% 75% 100% 100%
Chemistry 9 22.2% 33.3% 100% 100%
English Language 6 0% 33.3% 100% 100%
English Literature 11 36.4% 54.5% 72.7% 100%
French 1 100% 100% 100% 100%
Further Mathematics 1 100% 100% 100% 100%
Geography 24 29.2% 58.3% 70.83% 92.3%
History 13 15.4% 38.5% 46.15% 100%
Law 7 71.4% 85.7% 100% 100%
Mathematics 12 8.3% 33.3% 50% 100%
Music 3 0% 0% 100% 100%
Photography 5 0% 20% 80% 80%
Physics 10 10% 10% 30% 100%
Politics 4 0% 50% 100% 100%
Product Design 6 0% 66.7% 100% 100%
Psychology 25 4% 28% 60% 100%
RE/Philosophy 3 66.7% 100% 100% 100%
Sociology 13 46.1% 76.9% 92.3% 100%
Drama & Theatre 4 100% 100% 100% 100%
Extended Project 18 72.2% 94.4% 100% 100%
    32% 57% 83% 99%

 

Queen Elizabeth's School - A Level Results by Subject 2018
  Number of Entries A*/A A*/B A*/C Pass
Art & Design Photography 4 25% 25% 75% 100%
Biology 25 28% 44% 68% 100%
Business Studies 15 13.3% 46.7% 73.3% 100%
Chemistry 12 8.3% 16.7% 41.7% 100%
D&T Product Design 2 0% 50% 100% 100%
Dance 3 66.7% 100% 100% 100%
Drama 9 55.6% 77.8% 100% 100%
English Language 13 15.4% 46.2% 69.2% 100%
English Literature 21 19% 52.4% 85.7% 95.2%
Fine Art 6 50% 50% 93.3% 100%
French 2 0% 50% 100% 100%
Further Mathematics 20 35% 60% 70% 90%
Geography 33 45.5% 69.7% 93.9% 100%
German 5 0% 20% 40% 100%
History 16 12.5% 56.3% 87.5% 100%
Law 12 41.7% 91.7% 100% 100%
Mathematics 44 40.9% 63.6% 72.7% 93.2%
Physics 9 0% 11.1% 55.6% 100%
Politics 11 9.1% 63.6% 90.9% 100%
Psychology 31 12.9% 25.8% 61.3% 90.3%
Religious Studies 7 28.6% 28.6% 85.7% 100%
Sociology 18 27.8% 55.6% 83.3% 100%
Sport/PE Studies 12 16.7% 58.3% 83.3% 100%
    24% 50.57% 79.15% 98%

 

Queen Elizabeth's School - A Level Results by Subject 2017
  Number of Entries A*/A A*/B A*/C Pass
Art 7 43% 71% 86% 100%
Biology 22 14% 50% 77% 100%
Business Studies 8 25% 50% 100% 100%
Chemistry 9 22% 67% 89% 100%
Dance 6 33% 83% 83% 100%
Drama 9 100% 100% 100% 100%
English Language 14 43% 64% 86% 100%
English Literature 12 33% 58% 92% 100%
French 5 0% 80% 80% 100%
Further Mathematics 7 14% 29% 57% 100%
Geography 30 70% 87% 97% 100%
History 10 30% 60% 80% 100%
Law 14 93% 100% 100% 100%
Mathematics 23 39% 65% 78% 100%
Media Studies 3 33% 67% 67% 100%
Music 2 0% 50% 50% 100%
Photography  1 0% 0% 0% 100%
Physical Education 2 50% 50% 50% 100%
Physics 6 33% 67% 67% 100%
Politics 9 22% 67% 78% 100%
Psychology 18 44% 56% 78% 100%
Religious Studies 10 20% 60% 80% 100%
Sociology 11 55% 73% 91% 100%
    35% 63% 77% 100%

 

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