A LEVEL RESULTS OVERVIEW
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.
Our girls have successfully taken up places at Oxbridge to study: Classics, Geography, Human Sciences, Law, Materials Science, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences and Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
BREAKDOWN OF RESULTS 2019
The breakdown of Queen Anne’s School’s A Level results is as follows:
A* – A 44%
A* – B 68%
A* – C 87%
A LEVEL RESULTS 2019
Queen Anne’s School is delighted to announce another year of excellent A Level results with 44% of all grades receiving A* or A and 68% at A*, A or B. The cohort has secured places at top universities, including Manchester, Imperial, UCL, Exeter, Liverpool and Nottingham, across a wide range of topics including Medicine, Law, Industrial Design and Technology, Liberal Arts, International Business and Material Sciences.
“At Queen Anne’s we aim to guide each girl to discover her passions and potential and to help prepare her for life beyond our gates. Yet again, we are incredibly proud of all that the Upper Sixth has achieved both inside and out of the classroom.” says Headmistress Julia Harrington.
Queen Anne’s is always proud of the number of girls who study STEM subjects at A Level. This year 33% of the total exams sat were in STEM subjects, with 43% of those achieving A* or A. Bianca B and Charlotte W will both read Medicine at Brighton while Romilly H will read Medicine at Imperial. Vicky Y achieved three As and one A* and will read Maths at Warwick. Hannah H will take up a place on the PwC Flying Start Apprenticeship programme at the University of Birmingham having achieved two As and one A*.
The school has an ethos of world citizenship that has contributed to 19 girls taking up places to study politics, economics or business. A number of girls will also see their studies take them overseas. Rachel G has a rowing scholarship at Georgetown. Abigail S will study at the University of Southern California and Alexandra G secured a place at the University of London Institute in Paris to read French, with two A*s and one A.
The school’s neuroscience programme BrainCanDo has also clearly had an impact on the students with 24 girls choosing to sit Psychology A Level and 63% achieving A*, A or B. A number of girls plan to take their Psychology studies further including BrainCanDo prefect Lottie C at Southampton and Ellie U at Reading. Charlotte W is off to study Psychology at Leeds after showing real dedication and recently winning the Progress Prize at the school’s Speech Day, achieving an impressive two A*s and one A in Psychology, Geography and Economics.
The strong cohort’s hard work paid off in Humanities subjects too with an impressive 57% of Geography students scoring A* or A. In History 84% the girls achieved A* to B grades while 21 girls sat the Economics A Level with 33% earning A* and A grades.
The discipline and drive of the school’s Sixth Form rowing team has carried through to the girls’ academic life with Queen Anne’s rowers scoring top grades across the board including two As and one B for Alicia B who will take up a place at Liverpool to read Law and Sophie H who achieved two As and one B and secured a place at Birmingham to study Criminology.
There were strong results across the Arts including young musician Molly S who accomplished an impressive A* in her Music A Level despite sitting the exam in year 10 aged just 15. Sherry X secured a place at Loughborough to study Industrial Design and Technology with three A grades and Kelsey L will read Art at Willem de Kooning Academy in Holland. Grace G was delighted with her two A*s and two As and looks forward to continuing her studies at UCL where she will read History of Art.
100% of girls who undertook the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) achieved grades A* to A. The EPQ encourages independent thinking and learning for undergraduate study and is driven primarily by the girls. Interesting subject titles included: ‘Bull fighting: an ethical dilemma’, ‘How can a civilized society rationalise and explain the behaviour of female serial killers?’ and ‘Is it ethically justifiable to use placebo controlled trials in research?’. Abigail S’s topic ‘Will we live on Mars?’ scored an A* that contributed to securing her place at the University of Southern California where she will pursue an Engineering pathway. Abigail has shown great success outside of the classroom too and this year travelled to the USA as part of the England U19 Easter lacrosse training camp.
Head Girls, Evie H and Aoife J, celebrated their results together with Julia Harrington saying “The girls have proved themselves to be thoughtful and dedicated student leaders, working hard to support the community within school by raising the student voice and also by giving their time to the wider community by working with readers at Micklands Primary School. The girls have both secured places at Liverpool University with Evie planning to read History and Politics and Aoife Philosophy and Politics.”