Year 13 students and staff at Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham are celebrating matching the school’s best ever set of A Level results. An amazing 41% of all entries were graded A*/A (or equivalent) and 71% of students were graded A*-B. We are also equally delighted with our vocational results, which were strong again this year with students (on average) achieving a distinction grade across a range of subjects. At least a third of QE students take one or more of these vocational BTEC or OCR qualifications.
There were many outstanding individual performances and the school is delighted that two students will be going on to study at Oxford or Cambridge with a further five taking up courses in medicine or veterinary medicine. Overall, 97% of students got into their first or second choice university this year. In maths A Level, 22 students achieved A* grades and the average result in OCR sport was double distinction*.
Head of School, James Andriot, said, “I am delighted that our hard working sixth form students have achieved so well again this summer. They have done so despite gruelling national reforms to both A Level and vocational courses. I am also extremely grateful for the support of school staff and parents over the last two years in leading to this success. Our students will now move on to a variety of university courses, apprenticeships and gap years with confidence and, although we will miss them, we wish them a bright and successful future”.