Another Year of Top A Level Results

Thursday 15th August 2013

50% A*/A Grades

Straight A*/A grades for 24% of girls

Queen Anne’s School is celebrating another bumper year of A Level results with 50% of grades at A* or A.   Straight A*/A grades were achieved by 24% of girls and over a third of students studying Chemistry or Mathematics achieved the top starred grade.

Talking about the A Level results, Mrs Julia Harrington, Headmistress said:

‘I am delighted with the outstanding A Level results achieved today by our girls.  50% of grades were A* or A, a true reflection of the girls’ hard work and commitment to their studies.  Almost 1 in 3 girls achieved three or more top grades of A* and A and as a result have successfully secured places to study at top universities including Materials Science at Oxford; Medicine and Geography at Cambridge; Clinical Psychology and Law at Exeter; Aerospace Engineering at Imperial and Earth Sciences at Durham.’

The breakdown of Queen Anne’s School’s A Level results is as follows:

A* – A  50%

A* – B  75%

A* – C  90%

A* – E 99.5%

Commenting on recent press reports that private schools are ‘preparing to dump A Levels’, Mrs Harrington continues:

‘I do not foresee a mass exodus away from A Levels.  The system is well understood and a reliable benchmark for employers and educators.  It enables students to work to their highest level whilst providing them with a gateway to higher educational opportunities.  I believe that we should be looking to improve rather than ‘dump’ A Levels to increase confidence in our education system and provide a truly robust universal system that allows students to develop and prove their worth, while giving confidence to universities and employers.

Michael Gove’s proposed reforms in 2015 are aimed at tackling the problems of the current A Level system.  We should be engaging in dialogue between all sectors – government, education, employers – to ensure that the reforms focus on the concerns that every educational qualification is seeking to address. 

However, let’s remember that today our young people will be celebrating the fruits of many years’ work and should be allowed to enjoy their success.  The whole basis of this debate is how we ensure that our young people are confident and well prepared for the challenges ahead of them.’

 

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