QEH notches up outstanding A-level results

August 24 2018

In a year which has seen unconditional offers from universities increase dramatically, students at QEH have kept their focus and are now celebrating another set of outstanding A-level results.

One third of students achieved straight A*/A grades, with the top grades making up half of all results awarded. 

This success has extended right across the curriculum. Two thirds of students studying a STEM subject (Further Maths, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) achieved the top A*/A grades, while 95% of Modern Foreign Language students achieved A*- B grades.

Stephen Holliday, Headmaster at QEH, says: “Once again, and in a year in which we say goodbye to our last all-male cohort of students, we are celebrating an excellent set of exam results.

“Our co-educational Sixth Form is an exciting and vibrant place to be, but there is also an expectation of hard work and it is fantastic to see this pay off for our students.”

Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities will be welcoming a large cohort of QEH students. Sebastian M’Caw keeps a family tradition alive, celebrating straight A* grades in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Advanced Physics, and will take up his place at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. His brother Ben, also achieved 4 A* grades at QEH and went on to study at Cambridge University. 

Toby Speirs will be following in his father’s footsteps, beginning his degree course in Medicine at his father’s former college, Queens’ College, Cambridge, next term. Toby achieved 4 straight A*s in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Spanish. 

Felix Dowidar-Jackson, who joined the school in Year 12, was also celebrating straight A* grades in Maths, Further Maths and Advanced Physics and will be continuing his studies in Mechanical Engineering at Leeds University.