Girls at Chester’s Queen’s School are celebrating another excellent year for GCSE results.

More than half the girls (57 per cent) got eight or more straight A*/A grades in their exams.

The school’s reputation as a centre of excellence for teaching girls maths and science is further cemented with the news that, in maths and science subjects, nearly three quarters of the grades were at A*/A.

Subjects such as art, music and RS also saw a 100% A*/A pass rate and the school’s status as a Confucius Classroom was underlined as girls achieved 100% A/A* in Mandarin Chinese.

The high performers among this year’s GCSE students at The Queen’s School in Chester
The high performers among this year’s GCSE students at The Queen’s School in Chester

Particular success stories are Sian Davies, of Buckley, Victoria Gresty, of Chester, Jasmine Fox, of Helsby and Elizabeth Wood Bowyer, of Wrexham, who all achieved nine GCSEs at the coveted A* grade.

Priya Shukla, of Chester, was awarded eight A*s and Sreya Sam, of Mold, Amber Prothero, from near Chester, and Stephanie Lewis, of Chester all achieved seven A* grades.

Charlotte Allwood, of Chester, Hayley Binns, of Northwich, Alyssa Copas of Hawarden, Jordan Ince of Mold, Sophie Rao of Chester, Lydia Roxburgh, from near Chester and Emma Naylor, of Tarporley, all achieved six A* grades each.

Twins Jess and Beth Reed, of Prestatyn, were also awarded straight A*/As with the girls picking up nine A* grades and 11 A grades between them.

A total of 72% of grades achieved were at A/A* and 92% were at the A*-B grades.

Headmistress Sarah Clark said she was very pleased and proud of the girls’ achievements: “It is another great year for Queen’s and I’m very proud of the hard work and attitude displayed by the girls in getting to this point in their academic career.

“Competition for jobs is tough these days and what Queen’s offers is not limited to just excellent exam results. We nurture ability and provide challenge and inspiration to enable girls to thrive, whatever their ambition. Developing confidence and encouraging pupils to think critically is central to this. It is part of the reason why our students go on to make their mark on the world in such a variety of ways.”