Academic GCSE Success for Queen Anne’s Pupils

Thursday 25th August 2016

Queen Anne’s School is proud to announce another year of excellent GCSE results with 64% of pupils achieving A*/A grades, with 28% of all grades at A*. 37% of girls achieved 9 or more A*/A grades in their results. Alongside outstanding academic success, our pupils demonstrate that they can also achieve extraordinary successes outside of the classroom in sport, music and drama.

Headmistress Mrs Julia Harrington said:

“Congratulations to the girls and staff for the hard work and dedication that has gone into achieving another set of brilliant 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.

As well as embarking on the next stage of their education, the girls will be the first year group to take advantage of “The Space”, our new state-of-the-art Sixth Form Centre. “The Space”, which will officially open in September, featuring a digital library, e-learning pods, a walled garden for relaxation combined with seminar and teaching rooms to facilitate collaborative learning experiences for our Sixth Form students.”

L-R Rowing star Izzy Richards & Nia Hudson_v2

Congratulations go to rowing star Isabelle Richards from Thatcham in Berkshire, who has achieved ten A* grades and one A grade in her GCSEs. Alongside her academic success, Izzy won Gold at this year’s National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships and is well on her way to emulating Alumnae and 2016 Olympic Silver medallist in the Rowing Women’s Eight, Olivia Carnegie-Brown. Izzy, who has also achieved a Distinction in her Grade 8 Oboe examination will now go on to study Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Maths at A Level.

A* GCSE student Emma Hewlett_v2

16-year-old Emma Hewlett from Caversham in Reading will be celebrating this evening after receiving an incredible eleven A* grades in her GCSEs, including Dutch. Emma will go on to study Physics, Classics, French and English at A Level in September.

Fellow musicians Nia Hudson and Alice Oram, both from Reading in Berkshire, are celebrating hitting all the right notes after achieving 16 A* grades and 6 A grades between them. Alice, who was awarded nine A* grades and two A grades, will go on to study A Level Chemistry, Maths and Physics and Nia, who achieved seven A* grades and four A grades, will study A Level Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths this September.

It has also been another exceptional year for the school’s Science department at Queen Anne’s. In Biology, 84% of all grades were A*/A with A*/A grades in Chemistry and Physics both at 81%.

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Sporting star and recent ‘ball girl’ at the 2015 ATP World Tour Finals, Isabella Bowater from Henley-on-Thames, is celebrating after being awarded eight A* grades and two A grades in her GCSEs. U19 England Lacrosse player, Isabella, who is currently participating on the Queen Anne’s Lacrosse Tour in America, will be studying A Level Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths next year.

Congratulations also go to Niamh Edwards from Pangbourne in Berkshire, who has been awarded excellent GCSE grades including an exceptional ten A* grades. Niamh will go on to study A Level Biology, Chemistry, English and Maths in September.

Once again, Queen Anne’s girls studying Mandarin have received a fantastic set of results with 100% of girls achieving A*/A grades, all of whom are non-native Mandarin speakers. With the recent introduction of Dance into the curriculum, all girls studying this subject received A* grades in their examinations, demonstrating that academic excellence exists across all subjects offered at Queen Anne’s.

Katherine Derde from Marlow in Buckinghamshire, is one step closer towards her dream of becoming an engineer after receiving her GCSE results today. Katherine’s results include nine A* grades and one A grade and she will now go on to study Chemistry, Physics and Economics and Mathematics at A Level.

Happy Queen Anne's girls

Elena Sheppard, from Beaconsfield in Berkshire, celebrates achieving 11 GCSEs, including nine A* grades. Elena now looks forward to the next stage of her education and will go on to study A Level Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Physics in September.

Georgina Evans, from Henley-on-Thames, will now go on to study Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education and English at A Level after achieving a top set of GCSEs grades, including nine A*/A grades. Georgina represents the U19B South West England Lacrosse Team and successfully captained the school’s U16A team to Berkshire County Champions at the National Schools’ Lacrosse Championships.

Jessica Blakemore celebrating with her mum_v2

Alongside running a Latin and Classics club in Caversham, friends Jessica Blakemore and Heather Acornley have achieved academic success in their GCSE results. Jessica, whose results include ten A*/A grades and Heather, whose results include nine A*/A grades, were both instrumental in setting up the club and volunteering their time to help other pupils in the local community. The girls are looking forward to continuing their A Level studies at Queen Anne’s with Heather going on to study Classics, Biology and Psychology and Jessica will study Art, Maths, Philosophy & Ethics and Psychology.

South West Lacrosse goalkeeper, Shana Hart from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, has achieved a string of fantastic GCSE results, including nine A*/A grades. Shana, who will go on to study A Level Biology, Psychology, Physical Education and English, was thrilled to be selected this year for the U19A South West Lacrosse Squad at only 16 years of age.

Elena Sheppard and Daphne Psarra_v2

Daphne Psarra, from Reading in Berkshire, is celebrating achieving 11 GCSEs, including ten A*/A grades. Daphne will now go on to study Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths at A Level.

Grace Peachey & Abigail Leach_v2

16-year-old Grace Peachey from Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, will be celebrating with friends and families this evening after achieving a great set of GCSE results, including eight A* grades and two A grades. Grace will be studying Biology, English, Psychology and Government & Politics at A Level.

Synchronised swimmer, Sophie Wulfinghoff from Caversham Heights in Caversham, is delighted to be awarded six A* grades and four A grades in her GCSEs. Sophie, who has achieved numerous synchronised swimming successes, including participating in trials for England, will go on to study A Level Biology, Physical Education, Chemistry and Core Mathematics in September.

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

  • A*        28%
  • A*/A     64%
  • A*-B     88%
  • A*-C    98%
  • Pass    100%

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