Queen Anne’s Birthday Girl & Top Mathematician Celebrate GCSE Examinations

Thursday 20th August 2015

Queen Anne’s School is proud to announce another year of exceptional GCSE results with 28% of all entries receiving A*s, as compared to the national average of 6.8% for A* grades, and 50% of girls achieving 7 or more A*/A grades in their results.

GCSE Pupils

Headmistress Mrs Julia Harrington said,

“Congratulations to the girls and staff for the hard work and dedication which has gone into achieving these results. These girls now go on to the challenge of A-Levels and we look forward to helping them fulfil their potential in the Sixth Form as well as continuing to enjoy impressive standards in our music, drama, art and sport departments.”

Charlotte LeaverCharlotte Leaver, who turned 16 today is celebrating her birthday with eight A*s and two A grades. Charlotte, a keen mathematician, has also been awarded a Distinction in Further Mathematics which puts her in the top 5% in the country. Charlotte will further her interest as she is studying Maths at A Level as well as Physics, French and English with a view to a career in Structural Engineering.

Queen Anne’s results also demonstrated the school’s commitment and excellence in Science. In Biology 88% of all grades were A*/A, in Physics 85% A*/A, and in Chemistry 67%. In History 79% of all grades were A*/A and 90% of all grades were A*/B in English Literature.

Having introduced Mandarin into the curriculum just 6 years ago, all 8 girls studying this subject achieved an incredible 100% pass at A* grade, all of whom are non-native Mandarin speakers. Our thriving music department has also excelled with 8 girls aged 15 taking their IGCSE music qualification a year early and all achieving the top A* grade, as well holding excellent instrumental grades including grade 8 with distinction, five Grades 7s and three Grade 6s, demonstrating that Queen Anne’s promotes academic excellence alongside individual talent.

Congratulations go to Olivia Dunning, aged 16 from Henley-on-Thames, who has achieved top grades in her GCSEs. Olivia, who was awarded the U5 (Year 11) Achievement prize at rsz_olivia_dunning copySpeech Day, received ten A* grades, including an A grade in Spanish. Olivia spent the summer working in Spain as an au pair and will be studying Mathematics, English Literature, Mandarin, Chemistry and Economics at A Level next year.

18% of girls achieved straight A* and A’s, scoring a grand total of 123 A* to A grades between them. Felix Manocha, as founding Editor of the school magazine, and now with eight A* and two A grades, will have plenty to write about! Antonia Sheppard, who sat her AS Music this year after only studying for 6 weeks, also achieved an incredible three A* and seven A grades. Antonia attended the World Scout Jamboree trip to Japan in July and returns to study Music Technology, English Literature, History and Psychology next year.

16-year-old Olivia Dunseath from Wokingham has been awarded nine A*s and one A grade in her GCSEs. Olivia will go on to study Mathematics, Biology, History and Chemistry at A Level next year.

Olawaseun OlukokoOlawaseun Olukoko (Lulu), 16, from Nigeria, has achieved an excellent set of results including six A*s and three A grades. Lulu hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps and go on to study Chemical Engineering. Lulu will be studying Maths, English Literature, Physics and Chemistry at A Level.

Lacrosse player, Britta Anderson, aged 16 from Henley-on-Thames is celebrating after receiving 8 A* and 2 A grades in her GCSEs. Britta, who was awarded the Calliope prize for consistent effort in the U5 (Year 11) at the school’s Speech Day, will go on to study Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Spanish at A Level.

16-year-old Rose Angel-Clark from Reading has achieved excellent results, including seven A* grades and two A grades. Rose, who was awarded the Challis Cupfor English at Speech Day, will go on to study Philosophy and Ethics, History, Latin and English Literature at A Level.Rose Angel-Clark

Year 11 pupils Susie Liddell and Rosie Griffin, who led a Gender Debate discussion at the school’s BrainCanDo Conference in March, have both achieved top grades in their GCSEs. Susie Liddell receiving her resultsInspired by the ‘Lean In’ project and actress Emma Watson’s United Nations speech, Susie and Rosie explored the concept of Feminism at the conference, describing how they want to “earn what we are worth” and that the word Feminism indicates “a strong, independent woman.”

16-year-old Susie, from Henley-on-Thames, achieved 10 GCSEs, including six A* grades and three A grades while Rosie, aged 16 from Caversham and a Berkshire County Champion runner in the 1500m, achieved 11 GCSEs, including two A* grades and seven A grades.  Rosie, who elected to study Ancient History off timetable to follow her love of this subject was delighted with her A* in this subject.

Sporting star Kate Hillas, aged 16 from Henley-on-Thames, is celebrating after achieving eight A* and three A grades in her GCSEs. Kate, who represents Queen Anne’s in tennis and lacrosse, will now go on to study Mathematics, Biology, Economics and Geography in at A Level.

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Kathryn Tremayne, 16 from Crowmarsh, has achieved 11 GCSEs, including three A* grades and five A grades. Kate will now go on to study Maths, English Literature, Economics and Geography in the Sixth Form at Queen Anne’s.

Zara Amjid, aged 16 from Maidenhead, has achieved 10 GCSEs, including four A* grades and five A grades.

County Hockey player, Jessica Roberts, aged 16 from Henley-on-Thames, has achieved 9 GCSEs, including one A* grade and six A grades. Jessica, who was recently invited to join the Junior Regional Performance Centre for Hockey, will go on to study Psychology, Economics, Biology, Music Technology and Core Mathematics at A Level this September.

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

  • A*        28%
  • A*/A    63%
  • A*-B    88%
  • A*-C    97%
  • Pass    100%