A* Grades and National Excellence at Queen Anne’s

Thursday 21st August 2014

Pupils at Queen Anne’s School in Caversham are celebrating another year of fantastic GCSE results as well as outstanding achievements outside the classroom. 

100% of Queen Anne’s pupils who studied IGCSE music achieved the top A* grade.  In IGCSE Mathematics 100% of grades were A*-A.  In Biology, Chemistry and Physics, again the girls excelled, as 95% were awarded A*-B grades and 100% of pupils achieved A*-C.

Queen Anne's girls celebrating their GCSE results

Commenting on the GCSE results, Mrs Julia Harrington, Headmistress at the all-girls’ independent boarding and day school said:

“We are celebrating another fantastic year of GCSE results.  The girls have worked exceptionally hard to obtain top marks, which will provide them with the perfect springboard to commence their A Level studies in September.” 

67 girls sat GCSE examinations at Queen Anne’s School.  The breakdown of Queen Anne’s School’s GCSE results is as follows:

  • A*/A    57%
  • A*-B    84%
  • A*-C    95%
  • Pass    100%

Julia continues:

“Our girls have not only achieved academic excellence but they have done so while pursuing a wide range of interesting and character building activities alongside their academic studies.  These include undertaking a research project into animal behaviour in Florida, attending the Guildhall School of Music, training with the U17 England Netball Team, working in an orphanage in Thailand, playing for the U19 England Lacrosse Team, attending summer schools in America and Hong Kong and winning national swimming awards. 

Their awareness and willingness to seek out and learn more about the world is a mark of their understanding of their future roles as leaders and game changers.  I look forward to what they will achieve not only at A Level but beyond.”

Annabel with her GCSE ResultsAnnabel Fountain achieved a full string of A* grades and was awarded 10 A* grades Annabel, aged 16 from Upper Basildon, achieved A* grades in Biology, Business and Communication Systems, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, French, Geography, Mathematics, Physics and Spanish.  Annabel said:

“I am completely overwhelmed to receive 10 A* results in my GCSEs today; I could not have wished for better results and it’s fantastic to share this moment with my friends and family.  In September, I will be studying Biology, French, Geography and Spanish but for now it’s off to lunch and the Festival to start celebrating.”

Amelia de Normann and Charlotte Way also achieved the top A* grade in all their subjects. Amelia received 10A* grades in Art & Design, Biology, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, History, Mathematics, Physics, Philosophy & Ethics and Spanish. Charlotte received 10A* grades in Art & Design, Biology, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, History, Latin, Mathematics, Physics and Spanish.

Matilda Brock has achieved 7 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, English Language, Geography, Mandarin and Physics including an A* in IGCSE Mathematics, which she took a year early, and 4 A grades in Business and Communication Systems, English Literature, French and Latin.  Matilda, who has volunteered in an orphanage in Thailand and has just completed summer school in Hong Kong during the school holidays, hopes to become a doctor.  Matilda said:

“I’m thrilled to receive 7 A* and 4 A grades in my GCSEs today and I can’t wait to go to the Reading Festival with all my friends to celebrate. For my A Levels, I will be studying Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Mathematics and I hope to have a career in Medicine in the future.”

Gabriella Austin and Matilda BrockU19 National Lacrosse Academy player and National Show Jumping Team hopeful, Gabriella Austin has achieved an A* grade in French and 9 A grades in Art & Design, Biology, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Geography, Mathematics (IGCSE), Physics and Spanish.  Gabriella said:

“I’m really pleased to finally receive my GCSE results; all my nerves I had this morning have disappeared and I can now look forward to the Reading Festival this weekend. Starting my A Levels this September will bring about many changes including moving from being a day student to boarding however I plan to continue with my horse riding and I will be competing in The Alexanders Horseboxes British Showjumping Scope Festival in Stafford next week.”

Music scholar, Gabrielle Woodward, has hit all the right notes with her GCSE results. Gabrielle achieved 9 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Geography, History, Latin, IGCSE Music and Physics, as well as 2 A grades in French and Mathematics (IGCSE).

With a strong passion for music, Gabrielle studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama every Saturday morning and in the midst of her GCSE examinations, Gabrielle took and passed the Junior Guildhall Higher Certificate in Musical Awareness. Gabrielle was also commissioned to compose a piece of music for the school’s annual Speech Day and Prize Giving in June and during the summer break has recently attended the Eton Choral course and attended a week’s residential course at Purcell. Currently, Gabrielle is taking part in three composition courses run by the BBC under their Proms Inspire program.

Ava Bradbury has achieved 2 A* grades in Biology and Geography; 5 A grades in Chemistry, English Literature, Mandarin, Mathematics (IGCSE) and Physics and 3 B grades in Art & Design, English Language and History.  Ava will now study Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics and Physics at A Level.  Ava said:

“Receiving A*, A and B grades in my GCSE results felt amazing; waiting for my results was quite nerve racking but I think my mum was more nervous than me! I’m looking forward to moving up into the Sixth Form and having the whole year group together in one house.”

Rowing star Sheyi Blackett

GB Rowing star, Sheyi Blackett,received 3 A* grades in English Language, English Literature, and German as well as 4 A grades in Biology, Chemistry, and History, Physical Education and B grades in French, Mathematics and Physics.  Sheyi, who is a Junior at Reading Rowing Club, has also been accepted into the GB Start Rowing Programme.  Sheyi said:

“My GCSE results are so much better than I could have expected, I’m over the moon!  I’m looking forward to starting my A Level studies in September and I’m planning to continue with my rowing with the aim of competing in the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.”

Amber-Rose Cooper has achieved 6 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, English Literature, Geography, Mathematics (IGCSE) and Physics, 3 B grades in Art & Design, English Language and Spanish and 2 C grades in French and Latin. Amber will be studying Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at A Level next year.  Amber-Rose said:

“I’m delighted with my GCSE results overall and it’s been great to share this experience with my mum and dad. Attending the Reading Festival this weekend with my friends will be so much fun!”

Caitlin Croke has received an impressive collection of As and Bs in her GCSEs.  Caitlin, who has appeared in numerous school drama productions, achieved 6 A grades in Business and Communication Systems, Chemistry, Drama, History, Mathematics (IGCSE) and Physics.  She also achieved 5 B grades in Biology, Classical Civilisation, English Language, English Literature and French.  Caitlin said:

“I am very pleased with my results, when I opened my envelope it took a few minutes to realise just how well I had done!  My friends and I camped at Reading Festival for the first time last night so we will spend the weekend celebrating together.  In September I will be studying Chemistry, Government & Politics, English and Mathematics at A Level and hope to study politics at university.”

Madelena Cuzziol-Edwards

Madalena Cuzziol-Edwards achieved 5 A* grades in Biology, English Language, English Literature, History and Physics; 3 A grades in Chemistry, Drama and Mathmatics (IGCSE) and a B grade in Art & Design. Madalena is looking forward to studying Drama, Economics, English, Physics and Mathemathics at A Levels.  Madalena said:

“I was initially apprehensive to get my results today but I found that drinking a milkshake seemed to help calm my nerves! I’m really happy with all my results and there will definitely be a celebration vibe at the Reading Festival this evening.”

Orla Jones has received 4 A* grades in English Literature, History, Physics and Spanish and 6 A grades in Biology, Chemistry, Drama, English Language, French and IGCSE Mathematics.  Orla said:

“I’m over the moon!  I worked really hard but to receive 4A*s and 6A grades is amazing!  At A Level I’ll be studying Biology, English, History and Spanish and I’m considering a career in Law.  I’m off to Reading Festival this weekend to celebrate my results.”

National Swimming Champion, Elinor Scanlon achieved 5 A* grades in Chemistry, English Language, Geography, Physics and Spanish as well as 4 A grades in Biology, English Literature, French and Mathematics.  Elinor said:

“I was really nervous this morning, especially about Maths but I couldn’t be happier now that I’ve received my results!  I spent the summer in America looking at universities that will help with my swimming career and my ambition is to represent GB in the Olympics.  I’ll be studying Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Spanish at A Level in September alongside my swimming training.”

Keen horse rider, Katherine Turner has achieved 2 A* grades and 8 A grades at GCSE. Katherine received A* grades Geography and German and A grades in Biology, Chemistry, Drama, English Language, English Literature, French, Mathematics (IGCSE) and Physics.  Katherine will go on to study Chemistry, English, Geography and Religion and Philosophy at A Level.  Katherine said:

“Overall, I’m delighted with my results and looking forward to focusing on my A Levels at Queen Anne’s this September. I will be studying Chemistry, English, Geography and Government & Politics and I’m excited to become a boarder for the first time.”

Laura Bunce is celebrating after receiving 2 A* grades in Geography and Philosophy & Ethics, 5 A grades in Additional Science, Core Science, English Language, English Literature and Physical Education and 3 B grades in French, Mathematics and Music.

National Youth Choir member, Sophie Grosz-Dequenne, achieved 2 A* grades in English Literature and Music, 7 A grades in Additional Science, Business and Communication Systems, Core Science, English Language, Geography, History and Mathematics and a B grade in French.

Emily Heath, who turns 16 tomorrow, has received an early birthday present in the form of a string of A* and A grades at GCSE. Emily achieved A* grades in Music IGCSE and Spanish and 8 A grades in Biology, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, French, Geography, Mathematics and Physics.

Drama student, Rosalind Dart, has received 4 A* grades in Art & Design, Drama, English Language and English Literature, 3 A grades in Business and Communication Systems, Core Science and Geography and 3 B grades in French, Mathematics and Additional Science.

Charlotte Peachey has achieved 2 A* grades in English Language and English Literature and also achieved 4 A grades in Biology, Chemistry, Geography and History; B grades in French and Physics and C grades in Latin and Mathematics. Charlotte is interested in the study of animal psychology and has spent the summer in Florida undertaking a behavioural research project studying dolphins.

Elizabeth Thomas has achieved 3 A* grades in English Literature, German and Mathematics (IGCSE) and 7 A grades in Biology, Chemistry, English Language, French, Geography, History and Physics.

 

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