EXCELLENT results were collected by A Level students at Queen’s Park High School sixth form.
This year’s results surpassed last year’s results which were already significantly higher than national figures, placing the school in the top three in the county.
The school has a very strong track record at A Level and this has continued with students gaining a higher average points score for the fourth year running.
Half of all grades achieved were at A*, A and B level and more than a third of grades were at grade A and A*.
Textiles continued the schools outstanding results in the visual arts with 100% of students achieving grades A* and A. The school continues to perform brilliantly in the sciences with 100% of students achieving grades A*-B in physics and three quarters of students achieving A*-A in further maths.
Student Emma Hill’s results were outstanding – she gained four A* grades in biology, physics, maths and further maths, grade A in chemistry and grade A in AS French. Emma is now going to read physics at Wolfson College, Cambridge University.
Chris Thomas achieved two A*s in history and citizenship and three grade As in English language, geography and business studies and will be going to Durham University to study economics and politics.
Rosie Butters gained one A* in history and three A grades in English literature, French and maths. She will be studying English literature at St Andrews University.
Other students who performed well included Tom Young, who gained two grade A*s in art and design and English literature, two grade As in drama and geography and one grade B in history. He will be studying history of art at university. Zara McFetridge, who gained one A* in art and design, two grade A grades in English language and citizenship and a grade B in psychology. She will be going on to university to study English literature.
Alistair Hall has achieved three A grades in physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics and he is going to study electrical engineering at Loughborough University . Daniel Shepherd gained 1 A* grade in citizenship, two grade As in history and maths. Rebecca Williams achieved two A*s in English literature and maths, one grade A in history and a grade B in French. She is taking a gap year before going to university.
Headteacher Stephen Casey said: “We are very proud of our students who have yet again performed exceptionally well. Their achievements are a credit to themselves and a reflection of the high quality teaching and learning that the school provides”.
Head of Sixth Form Claire Buckle offered her personal congratulations to all students, said: “These results are a reflection of the commitment and hard work of the students and their teachers over the last two years. We are very proud of the high grades that so many students have achieved. We are also just as proud of the wider range of grades both at A2 and AS levels, which show many students are successful in gaining grades above expectations.”