QEHS celebrate A Level success
Year 13 pupils from QEHS are celebrating another record year of A level results, with the largest amount of students going on to study medicine that the school as ever seen, and with more youngsters than ever gaining three or more A or A* grades.
Not only did 60 per cent of students gain at least one A or A* grade, but almost nine out of 10 grades were awarded grade C or above and there was a 99.5 per cent pass rate across all exams.
Headteacher David Allsop said he was thrilled with the students’ achievements.
“With greater competition for University place, outstanding A level results are, even more than ever, a crucial element of a student’s future success,” he said. “This is particularly true this year as next year see the introduction of higher tuition fees.”
“Here at QEHS, we are particularly thrilled that so many students have the grades they need to move onto further study at undergraduate level - all but a handful of students have gained the grades they needed to go on to one of their preferred Universities.”
He added: “It is unfair for me to pick out individual students amongst such a large pool of talent and so I would like to congratulate all students and staff on these achievements - a real testament to their hard work throughout the past two years.”
Subham Banerjee is one of 10 students going on to study medicine, having achieved an impressive three As.
“After everything I’ve worked for, it worked out in the end,” said Subham. “It’s been great at QEHS - I’ve made lots of friends that I’ll keep in touch with and I’m really grateful to my teachers who have helped me out so much.” Alice Black is also going on to study medicine and wanted to thank the school. I’ve really enjoyed my time at the school - it’s been great,” she said. “Thank you and good luck to everyone”
Heather Lambert achieved a staggering four As and is going on to study Chemistry at Imperial College, London.
“I’m not really sure what I want to be, I just want to see what kind of opportunities are out there,” she said. “I’m just really happy and relieved because I wasn’t expecting to do this well. I found it a bit difficult at first, but really enjoyed it towards the end and I really liked the teachers as well.” James Ojidu also impressed staff and peers with a remarkable A*, two As and a B. I felt like justice had been done because I worked so hard throughout the whole year and I’m so pleased,” he said. “I’m over the moon with the results.” I’m going to study medicine because I’m really interested in the practical side of helping people and making a difference in their lives.”