Year 13 students and staff at Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham are celebrating another set of excellent A Level results. Like last year, 41% of all entries were graded A*/A (or equivalent) which is significantly higher than the national figure. In fact, 22 students achieved the clean sweep of three or more A/A* (or equivalent) grades. We are also equally delighted with our vocational results, which continue to be strong, 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 one of our students is going to Cambridge to read History with a further six taking up courses in medicine or veterinary medicine. Overall, 99% of students got into their first or second choice university this year. In our popular English Literature A-Level, the average grade was A and the average result in OCR sport was distinction star.
Head of School, James Andriot, said, “I continue to feel proud that our hard working sixth form students have achieved so well again this summer. I am also extremely grateful for the support of school staff and parents over the last two years in leading to our continued 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”.