Outstanding! Lads at QEH notch up some top grades

August 24 2017

Pupils at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital (QEH) are celebrating another set of outstanding A-level results.


Pupils at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital (QEH) are celebrating another set of outstanding A-level results.  In a year which has seen national grades in the new linear A-levels fall, QEH students have bucked the trend by continuing to achieve the top grades.

One third of students achieved straight A*/A grades, with the top grades making up over half of all results awarded.  For the 12th year running the pass rate at the school is 100 per cent.

This success has extended right across the curriculum. The mathematics department has much to celebrate – nearly three-quarters of all grades awarded were A*/A grades – while 100 per cent of students studying art and music achieved the very top grade of A*.

Stephen Holliday, headmaster at QEH, says: “I am delighted to see our students celebrating. These superb results highlight the quality of education provided at QEH, putting students on a sound footing for higher education and successful future careers.

“In September we look forward to opening the doors of our Sixth Form to girls for the first time and allowing girls to also benefit from a first class QEH education.”

All Oxbridge students successfully achieved the required grades to take up their places in September. Lukha Aggarwal, who is celebrating straight A* grades in maths, economics and geography, will take up his place studying economics at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge University. Andreas Richardson will be beginning his degree course in chemical engineering at Imperial College London next term, having achieved straight 4 A*s in chemistry, maths, further maths and advanced physics (engineering).

Joe White is also celebrating straight A* grades. Joe, who joined the school in Year 12, was awarded an Ogden Scholarship and was supported through the Sixth Form by the Ogden Trust and the generous support of former pupils of the school.