Queen Anne's 2017 A levels results



The outstanding teaching alongside the opportunities the girls at Queen Anne’s are given to develop their knowledge and skills provide the optimal conditions for public examination entry.

The girls are taught in classes of approximately 12 students at A level. Tutor support, clinics and teaching on how the brain works and strategies for learning, revision and well being, are all critical to the excellent results that the girls achieve every year.

Our results are always a credit to the hard work and commitment of our girls and the dedication they demonstrate towards their studies and their futures on a day to day basis.

Every girl will, alongside their examination grades, take with them an array of other awards and accolades; for some girls this includes Grade 8 Speech and Drama awards, Grade 8 and Diploma musical achievements, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, memberships of the National Youth Theatre, National Youth Musical Theatre, National Youth Orchestra and competing and achieving at national level in their chosen sport. The girls also take with them well-developed interpersonal skills, namely confidence, compassion and kindness. Most importantly, the all-round achievements of our students enable them to move on to universities, businesses and other institutions ready to pursue the next stages of their development with a sense of fulfilment and a strong inner compass.


Our girls go on to study at leading institutions. Over the past three years this has included: University of Bath, University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, Cardiff University, University of Durham, University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter, King’s College London, University of Leeds, Imperial College London, University College London, University of Manchester, Newcastle University, University of Nottingham, Queen Mary’s University, University of Southampton, University of St Andrews and University of Sussex


Reflecting the diverse range of opportunities on offer at school, our girls go on to study a wide range of subjects at degree level including: Biological Sciences, English, Geography, International Relations, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Medicine, Music, Psychology and Sports Science.

Since 2011, our girls have taken up places at Oxbridge to study: Geography, Human Sciences, Law, Materials Science, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences and Philosophy, Politics and Economics.


Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, is delighted to report another set of excellent A Level results for 2017 that the girls can be very proud of with 66% of all grades at A*, A or B. In true Queen Anne’s fashion, the girls have achieved academic success alongside extra-curricular triumphs, truly demonstrating the school’s ‘no limits’ approach to life and learning.

Headteacher Julia Harrington said: “We are all very proud of our girls and their results reflect what a fantastic year group they have been. They all have bright futures ahead of them as they go on to university, apprenticeships and voluntary work – they, along with their teachers should be congratulated”.


Having recently returned from her Duke of Edinburgh Gold expedition, Antonia Sheppard from Beaconsfield exemplifies the ‘no limits’ approach that Queen Anne’s School advocates. Recipient of the History and overall Achievement award at Speech Day and an accomplished Grade 8 musician on the Cello, Antonia has good reason to be celebrating today. Antonia achieved a set of glittering results including two A*s in History and Psychology and an A in English Literature. Antonia will now go on to further advance her love for history and current international affairs by studying History and International Relations at Kings College London.

In her time at Queen Anne’s, Sophie Toms from Reading has gone from strength to strength, culminating in her winning the Montgomery prize for outstanding progress since joining the school and the Mercers’ prize for her services to the school at Speech Day this year. A key member of the equestrian team, Sophie gained two A*s in English Literature and Geography and A in Economics. Sophie will now study Business Management with Communications at the University of Birmingham.

School Prefect and winner of the Bass prize for determination and the Chemistry prize at the school’s Speech Day, Olivia Dunseath from Wokingham has completed her time at Queen Anne’s with an exemplary set of results. Olivia was awarded an A* in Biology and two As in Chemistry and Mathematics. She will now go on to study Medicine at one of the UK’s leading medicine institutions, University College London.

Kate Hillas, one of Queen Anne’s Head Girls, has done exceptionally well in attaining an outstanding A* in Geography along with two As in Economics and Mathematics. Kate continues to demonstrate why she was chosen as a Head Girl through her sustained all-round excellence, whether that be in the classroom, reaching the Senior Aegon tennis finals or in the dance studio. Kate will go on to study Economics and Management at Durham University in September.

18-year-old Rose Angel-Clark from Reading, winner of the English award at Speech Day, will now advance her interest in literature further at the University of Bristol after a dazzling set of results. Rose achieved an A* in English Literature and 2 As in Classics and Philosophy and will study English Literature.

Emma Taylor from Gerrards Cross will go on to further her flourishing interest in the sciences at the University of Exeter studying Medical Science this September after achieving an A* in Psychology and two As in Biology and Philosophy. During her time at Queen Anne’s Emma won awards for her achievements in Biology and Psychology.

Deputy Head Girl Britta Anderson from Henley-on-Thames embodies the belief that academic excellence should not prohibit extra-curricular. Britta excels across all areas of school life including her experience as a rower and as a Gold Duke of Edinburgh participant and in the chemistry lab. Britta received three As in Chemistry, Mathematics and Spanish, she will go on to study Chemistry at University.

Olivia Dunning, the Floella Benjamin prize winner at the school’s Speech Day this year, has cause to celebrate today with her A* in Economics, two As in Maths and Spanish and a B in English Literature. Olivia, from Henley-on-Thames has been an excellent student throughout her time at Queen Anne’s and has shown her business acumen throughout culminating in her receiving the Economics prize at Speech Day and also achieving a place on the coveted Ernst and Young Apprenticeship scheme, which she will start in September.

Charlotte Leaver, from Princes Risborough, shows that every girl at Queen Anne’s is encouraged to see life as an adult. After an impressive set of results, Charlotte is taking a Gap year to undertake work experience in Australia with a Virtual Reality company and also plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Having achieved two As in English Literature and Physics and a B in Mathematics, Charlotte is planning on returning from her gap year to study Mechatronics and Robotics University of Leeds.

Queen Anne’s first ever rowing club captain, Holly Webb from Henley-on-Thames will go on to study Fine Art at Newcastle University after producing an impressive set of A Level results with two A*s in Art and Design and Psychology and a B in English Literature. Holly has made a huge contribution throughout her time at the school and this was reflected in her tenure as Deputy Head Girl this year.

18 year-old Nicole McKay from South Stoke, will be celebrating today after she secured her place on the Psychology course at the University of Warwick. Nicole achieved an A*, A and B in Geography, Psychology and Biology respectively.

Susie Liddell of Henley-on-Thames has once again demonstrated her academic ability in gaining two As in Mathematics and Further Mathematics and a B in Physics. In the process she has secured her place to study Product Design Engineering at Glasgow. Susie has played a vital part in her role as a Prefect this year resulting in her winning the Aubrey award at Speech Day for her contribution to the Sixth Form Community.

A further congratulations to all of the sixth form girls who took their A levels, you are all destined for exciting futures.


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

A*            10%

A* – A     36%

A* – B     66%

A* – C     86%

Pass        100%


Queen Anne’s School is pleased to report another year of excellent academic success with a set of A Level exam results for 2016 that the girls can be extremely proud of. We congratulate all of our Upper Sixth on their tremendous achievements, which has delivered 64% of all grades at A*, A or B. In true Queen Anne’s style, we have some outstanding stories of brilliant academic achievement alongside real sporting, musical and dramatic triumphs.

Headteacher Mrs Julia Harrington said:

“Our girls have again done extremely well and I am enormously proud of each and every one of them. These results reflect their considerable hard work, determination and resilience, as well as their talent, and the girls – and their fantastic teachers – are to be warmly congratulated!”

Gabby Woodward from Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, has demonstrated that academic success does not preclude excellence in other areas of Queen Anne’s girls lives. Gabby, who already studies at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama, excels in music composition and has been commissioned to compose a piece which premiered at a special 100th year anniversary concert commemorating The Battle of Jutland and The Battle of the Somme in London. Gabby’s composition also featured at the unveiling of a sculpture at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in memory of the victims of 9/11. Gabby was also announced as a finalist for the National Centre of Early Music (NCEM) Young Composers Award 2015. Gabby will continue her love of music by going on to study Music at Worcester College, Oxford University with a choral scholarship having received 2 A* grades in English Literature and Music and an A grade in Mathematics.

Rosie Dart, from Wargrave, has claimed her place at Durham University with a Vice Chancellors Scholarship to study English having achieved an incredible 3 A* grades in Drama, English Literature and Psychology. Rosie has been an excellent drama student throughout her time at Queen Anne’s and has been offered a prestigious place at the National Youth Theatre. Rosie managed to combine her exceptional drama talents with her charitable personality by raising over £2,000 for Rosie’s Rainbow Trust alongside staging the school’s first ever student directed musical production of ‘Annie’.

Holly Bartlett, will celebrating today with her 3 A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Geography. Holly is a key member of our VOCES8 singing group who continually perform to an excellent standard. The group have collectively gained skills which include working independently, effectively communicating and perseverance which all stand Holly in good stead for her Dentistry course that she will now go on to study at Cardiff University.

Annabel Fountain, our U19B Captain who lead the team to Division Two to become National Champions in the National Schools’ Lacrosse Championships is celebrating outstanding success by achieving an A* grade in Biology and 2 A grades in French and Geography. Annabel will go on to study Geography at Exeter.

Amelia de Normann, one of Queen Anne’s Head Girls, has done exceptionally well in attaining a dazzling 3 A* grades in Religious Studies, History and English Literature. Amelia continues to demonstrate why she was chosen as Head Girl throughout the past year as she won 4 prizes at Speech Day and a Gold Medal at the Woodley Arts Festival in 2016. Amelia will be focusing her studies on English Literature at Durham University in September.

Charlotte Way from Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire, will also be joining Amelia and Rosie at Durham University as she has achieved an A* in Spanish and 3 A grades in English Literature, History and Mathematics. Charlotte will be going on to study Liberal Arts.

Prefect, Matilda Brock aged 18 from Sonning Common, Berkshire, is celebrating an incredible A* grade in Biology with a further 2 A grades in Geography and Chemistry and will be going on to take up her place to study Medicine at Nottingham University.


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

A*            9%

A* – A     34%

A* – B     64%

A* – C     88%

Pass        100%


Students and staff at Queen Anne’s School, Caversham are today celebrating excellent A Level results, with students once again achieving outstanding grades and going on to top universities.

In the sixth form of this outstanding school, 50% of all A Levels achieved were at A*-A grades (an increase of 17% on last year) and 93% of grades were A*-C.   21% of girls achieved straight A*/A grades and 77% of all grades were A*/B.

Headmistress Mrs Julia Harrington said, “We are extremely proud of the girls’ A Level achievements. These are an excellent set of results across the board, for which the girls have worked extremely hard. I am delighted that so many of our girls have been successful in attaining university places at the most competitive universities in the country, including at Oxford, Bristol, Exeter and Durham and I wish them every success for the future.”

Kendra Broome, aged 18 from Maidenhead, claimed her place at Oxford University after achieving top grades. Winner of the 2015 Aubrey prize for all round contribution to the Sixth Form community, Kendra received two A* grades in Economics and English Literature and an A grade in Mathematics and will go on to study Law at Worcester College, Oxford this October.

Checkendon based Lara Sharrock has secured her place at Oxford University after achieving one A* and two A grades in her A Level examinations. Lara, a young event rider currently participating in the LegUpForTalent programme, was awarded an A* grade in Geography and 2 A grades in Biology and English Literature and will take up her place at St Hugh’s College, Oxford to study Human Sciences.

Lara said “I am thrilled to get my results this morning and to be going on to study Human Sciences at Oxford University.  I am very much looking forward to attending this prestigious university in September and am excited about celebrating my results with my friends and family this evening.”

Elizabeth Ng, aged 19 from Australia, has achieved outstanding success having achieved an amazing 4 A* grades in her A Levels. A keen Mathematician, Elizabeth won a Gold Award in The UK Mathematics Trust Senior Mathematics Challenge and was also awarded the U6 2015 Mathematics Prize at Speech Day. Having achieved her A* grades in Maths, History, Psychology and Further Mathematics, Elizabeth will now take up her place at UCLA in America to study Mathematics.  Elizabeth has also achieved her Grade 8 certificate for playing the cello.

Edith Li, aged 18 from Hong Kong, has secured her place at Warwick University to study Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) after receiving an A* grade, 2 A grades and a B grade. A mathematics course unique to Warwick University, the intake for a MORSE degree is limited to 150 students each year. Edith achieved an A* grade in Mathematics, A grades in Further Mathematics and Chinese and a B grade in Physics.

Dr Valerie Vincent, Director of Sixth Form at Queen Anne’s, said “Today’s results demonstrate that Queen Anne’s is an excellent Sixth Form option for both day and boarding students where they are fully supported to enhance their talents and fulfil their potential. We are looking forward to the opening of our new ‘state of the art’ Sixth Form Centre in September 2016, when we will be able to offer the very best learning environment for our girls.”

Queen Anne’s girls have demonstrated that academic success does not preclude excellence in other areas of their lives and music scholar, Lydia Marshall, aged 18 from Hedgerley in Buckinghamshire, has hit all the right notes after achieving 1 A* and 2 A grades in her A Levels. Lydia, who studied Music, Mathematics and Latin, also studied at the Royal Academy of Music and has recently achieved a Distinction in her Trinity Advanced Certificate for Singing; an equivalent qualification of a university performance examination. Lydia will go on to study Music at Durham University.

Sporting star, Jessica de Mulder, is off to study Medicine at Nottingham University after receiving top grades in her A Levels. 18-year-old Jessica, who represents Queen Anne’s as part of the 1st Lacrosse team and has played for the U19 South West Regional Lacrosse team, achieved an A* grades in Biology and Chemistry as well as an A grade in Geography.

Deputy Head Girl, Valera Bamgbala aged 18 from Henley-on-Thames, is celebrating 1 A* grade in History and 2 A grades in Russian and English Literature as well as a B grade in Chemistry. Valera will travel to America to study History at Northeastern University in Boston.

Saxophonist Isabel Sasada, from Farnham Common in Buckinghamshire, has secured her place at Bristol University to study English after receiving 1 A* and 2 A grades in her A Levels. Isabel, aged 18-years-old and founding member of the Queen Anne’s saxophone ensemble “Saxability”, achieved an A* in English Literature and two A grades in Biology and History.


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

A* – A     50%

A* – B     77%

A* – C     93%

Pass        100%