Outstanding A Level Success for Queen Anne’s Girls

Thursday 17th August 2017

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.

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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 VIII 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 King’s 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.

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.

Liv and Susie smiling with results

Charlotte Leaver, from Princes Risborough, shows that every girl at Queen Anne’s is encouraged to see life as an adventure. 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.

Looking at results

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%


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