Exam Results

2022 School Headline Measures

GCSE

Headline figures:

  • 99% of students attained a grade 4 or above in in both English and Maths
  • 91% of students attained a grade 5 or above in in both English and Maths
  • 85% of students qualified for the English Baccalaureate award
  • 61% of students attained at least five grades at 7-9
  • 98% of grades across all subjects were 4-9
  • 54% of grades were 7-9
  • Average points per subject entry was 6.6

Following on from the excellent A Level results attained by Year 13 last week, the staff and Governors of QEHS would like to congratulate our Year 11 students who have comprehensively secured the best GCSE grades in ‘normal’ public examinations the school has seen in years.

98% of results across all subjects were grade 4 or higher, 61% of students attained at least five grades at 7 or above, and 85% of students qualified for the English Baccalaureate award. These are the best results for the school in a decade (including CAGs from 2021).

Further statistics associated with this fantastic cohort’s GCSE achievements make similarly impressive reading. Over half of the results this summer were grades 7 to 9 which helped to generate an average grade per subject entry of 6.6 – again the best generated from traditional public examinations for a decade. Meanwhile, 99% of students achieving a grade 4 or above and 91% attaining a Level 5 or above in both English and Maths are our best figures since the new approach to levelling GCSEs was applied six years ago.

Behind such mightily impressive figures there is of course the most important element to examination success – the students themselves. It should be remembered that over the past two academic years these youngsters have had to cope with: remote learning when schools were closed as part of national lockdowns; blended learning whilst COVID outbreaks were managed upon their return to classrooms; and moving goal posts associated with changes to curriculum and assessment content. Whilst faced with such challenges, the determined approach taken by our stoical Year 11 students has been utterly remarkable. If there was a GCSE exam in resilience, each and every one of them would come out with a grade 9 for sure!

Overcoming the pressures and stresses associated with GCSE studies is never straight forward at the best of times, so despite the unprecedented past 18 months, Year 11 really do have something to celebrate. By working in partnership, students, staff and parents have ensured a supportive yet rigorous approach has been adopted at all times. In this way, the whole QEHS community has performed heroics. My personal thanks, therefore, are extended to all colleagues and parents for the guidance and compassion you have shown our students.

Here at QEHS we strive at all times to offer an outstanding education and to be the destination of choice for academic excellence. This is achieved by providing an environment in which students are academically challenged, well cared for, and are afforded access to a broad range of fulfilling and enriching co-curricular activities. Consequently, as Year 11 have proved this summer, students at QEHS blossom as confident, intelligent and well-rounded young people, primed for further successes.

There is an adage that states, ‘You get out what you put in’. This is certainly true for our amazing Year 11 students. Very well done and many congratulations!

Mr. R M Eastham

Headteacher

 

 

A Level

Headline figures:

  • Over half of our students attained at least one A or A* grade
  • 32% of grades were A* or A
  • 10% of students in the cohort achieved grades that were all either A or A* grades
  • 40% of students achieved grades that were all of B or above
  • 63% of grades were between A* and B
  • 65% of students achieved grades that were all of C or above
  • 82% of grades were between A* and C
  • 83% of students completing the EPQ secured A* to C grades

On behalf of all colleagues and the Governing Body here at QEHS, I would like to congratulate our Year 13 students upon their fantastic A Level results. Very well done!

A*-B grades are the best the school has seen in externally assessed public examinations since 2014, and similarly the tally of top A*-A grades is the most impressive to be achieved by QEHS students in ‘traditional’ public examinations over the past eight years.

It should be remembered that these students had not previously experienced public examinations, being the cohort that received Centre Assessed Grades for their GCSEs two years ago. It is all the more remarkable therefore that the A Level results our Year 13 students have achieved this summer are so incredibly impressive. Quite simply, this level of success is down to the students’ hard work and the commitment they have shown to their studies. When combined with the utter dedication of the wonderful staff here at QEHS and the ongoing and significant support of parents, this really has been a team effort and an exam season to celebrate.

Results such as these ensure our students have secured prized places at top universities where they will go on to study a wide-range of subjects and disciplines including dentistry, architecture, veterinary science and law. Indeed, over 70% of our students received an instant offer of a place at their first choice university, rising to 84% when accepted insurance places are added – figures that comfortably exceed national averages. Students have similarly been successful in securing much sought after apprenticeships and international scholarships. My sincere appreciation, therefore, is warmly extended to all colleagues and the wider QEHS community for the significant part they have played in helping to attain such positive post-18 outcomes for all concerned.

At QEHS we pride ourselves in providing all students with a holistic and enriching educational experience to ensure they leave us as well-rounded, highly capable and confident young people. This is achieved by providing an environment in which students are academically challenged, well cared for, and are afforded access to a broad range of fulfilling and enriching co-curricular activities. As our Year 13 students begin the next steps of their educational journeys, everyone here at QEHS wishes them the very best for their futures, much on-going success and happiness.

Once again, very many congratulations!

Mr. R M Eastham

Headteacher

2021 School Headline Measures 

GCSE

Headline figures
  • 72% of students attained at least one grade 9 or 8
  • 75% of students attained 3 or more 7-9 grades
  • 64% of students attained 5 or more 7-9 grades
  • 33% of students attained 7 or more 7-9 grades
  • 21% of entries were awarded a grade 9
  • 57% of entries were awarded grade 7 or above
  • 97% of entries were awarded a grade 4 or above
  • 15% of students gained 4 or more grade 9 or equivalent placing them in the top 1-2% nationally
  • 99% of students achieved at least five pass grades including English and Maths
  • 99% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and Maths
  • 40% of students achieved a grade 7 or above in both English and Maths
  • 81% of students qualified for the English Baccalaureate award

The staff and Governors of QEHS would like to congratulate all of our students who have worked so incredibly hard over the past two years in order to gain such excellent grades in their GCSEs this year.

COVID-19 has continued to impact heavily upon the education sector and not least on students sitting public examinations. The government directed that, this academic year, teachers should assess and award grades – a challenge to which the staff of QEHS have risen. Grades here at QEHS have been determined using in-school final assessments based on previous exam questions, with assessment papers being set, marked and moderated by teaching staff.  This rigorous approach to assessing our students has allowed us to award grades that are fair, having afforded every student the opportunity to demonstrate the full range of their knowledge and ability. Consequently, we are extremely confident that these grades are as valid as those that would have been awarded via public exams and we congratulate all of our students on the determination, resilience and flexibility that they have shown in achieving such success. 

Mr. Eastham, Headteacher, said:

This has been an unprecedented and challenging year for everyone. It is, therefore, with immense pride that I am able to congratulate our school community on meeting the challenge head-on. A true sense of determination, together with adaptability and resilience has ensured these results bear testament to the incredible efforts of the students and staff at QEHS. Yet again we have excelled! These GCSE results were achieved under strenuous testing conditions and, typically, students approached their assessments with the same rigour and diligence as they would have applied to public examinations and staff were equally thorough in their marking, moderation and grading. 

By working in partnership, students, staff and parents have ensured a supportive approach has been adopted at all times in order to maximise both attainment and progress at Key Stage 4. Overcoming the pressures and stresses associated with GCSE studies is never straight forward at the best of times, so for everyone to pull together in the way the QEHS community has done this year should fill each and every one of us with a real sense of pride. My personal thanks, therefore, are extended to all colleagues and parents for the support you have given to our students.

We have some of the very best students in the country achieving amazing results here at QEHS and we should all celebrate their achievements with them. I would like to congratulate all of our Year 11 students who have worked so hard over the past two years.

At QEHS we pride ourselves in providing all students with a holistic educational experience to ensure they continue to develop and blossom as well-rounded, highly capable and confident young people. Their highly commendable results will put them in a very strong position to forge ahead with their ongoing education and drive them on towards their future career aspirations.

Very well done and good luck with your post-16 studies come September.

Mr. R M Eastham

Headteacher

A Level

Headline figures
  • 68% of students attained at least one A or A* grade
  • 39% of students achieved grades that were all either grade A or A*
  • 8% of students achieved a full complement of straight A* grades
  • 88% of students achieved grades that were all of C or above
  • 93% of students achieved grades that averaged C or above
  • 81% of students completing the EPQ attained either an A or A* grade

The staff and Governors of QEHS would like to congratulate all of our students who have worked so incredibly hard over the past two years in order to gain such excellent grades in their A Levels this year.

COVID-19 has continued to impact heavily upon the education sector and not least on students sitting public examinations. The government directed that, this academic year, teachers should assess and award grades – a challenge to which the staff of QEHS have risen. Grades here at QEHS have been determined using in-school final assessments based on previous exam questions, with assessment papers being set, marked and moderated by teaching staff.  This rigorous approach to assessing our students has allowed us to award grades that are fair, having afforded every student the opportunity to demonstrate the full range of their knowledge and ability. Consequently, we are extremely confident that these grades are as valid as those that would have been awarded via public exams and we congratulate all of our students on the determination, resilience and flexibility that they have shown in achieving such success. 

Mr. Eastham, Headteacher, said:

This has been an unprecedented and challenging year for everyone. It is, therefore, with immense pride that I am able to congratulate our school community on meeting the challenge head-on. A true sense of determination, together with adaptability and resilience has ensured these results are testament to the incredible efforts of the students and staff at QEHS. Yet again we have excelled! These A Level grades were achieved under strenuous testing conditions and, typically, students approached their assessments with the same rigour and diligence as they would have applied to public examinations and staff were equally thorough in their marking, moderation and grading.

Once again this summer, we have students going on to study medicine, veterinary science and a wide-range of other subjects and disciplines at prestigious universities including both the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. Securing prized places at university and on apprenticeships with such excellent grades is to be celebrated and represents just reward for the endeavor shown by our Year 13 students during their A Level studies. Well done all!

By working in partnership, students, staff and parents have ensured a supportive approach has been adopted at all times in order to maximise post-18 achievements and successes. Overcoming the pressures and stresses associated with A Level studies is never straight forward at the best of times, so for everyone to pull together in the way the QEHS community has done this year should fill each and every one of us with a real sense of pride. My personal thanks, therefore, are extended to all colleagues and parents for the support you have given to our students.

At QEHS we pride ourselves in providing all students with a holistic educational experience to ensure they leave us as well-rounded, highly capable and confident young people. As our Year 13 students begin the next steps of their educational journeys, everyone here at school wishes them the very best for their futures, much on-going success and happiness.

Once again, very many congratulations!

Mr. R M Eastham

Headteacher

2020 School Headline Measures

A Level

47% of entries were graded A* or A

75% of entries were graded B or above

92% of students went to University, including 7 to Oxford, and 7 to study medicine

The remaining 8% of students all gained apprenticeships, work or a gap year placement

 

The latest government performance measures for progression can be seen here.

Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic there are no DfE 2020 Performance Tables.

GCSE

Average Attainment 8 Score 64

Average EBACC score 6.6

Percentage achieving grade 5+ in Maths and English 81%

 

2019 School Headline Measures

Progress 8 score +0.09

Average Attainment 8 Score 63

Average EBACC score 6.42

Percentage achieving grade 5+ in Maths and English 83%

To view the DFE Schools 2019 performance tables please click here. (Please note that our figures reflect the best results obtained by the students. This is not the case for the official GCSE figures.)

 

2018 School Headline Measures

Progress 8 score +0.26

Average Attainment 8 score 64.37

Average EBACC score 6.09

Percentage achieving grade 5+ in Maths and English 83.24

The DfE figures quoted above and released in October 2018 show that our students made significantly more progress than students of the same ability in other schools. It should be noted that DfE figures are first entry figures and do not include a number of remarks. The actual results achieved are even better than those reported.

To view the DFE Schools 2018 performance tables please click here.