Exam Results

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.