In 2012 Queen Elizabeth’s School announced its best-ever A-level results, with strong grades across all subjects.
For the first time, the proportion of A*, A and B grades achieved at the school rose above 98%, reaching 98.5% - up from 97.7 % in 2011.
The number of A* grades was maintained, and there was a 4% jump in the combined proportion of A* and A grades, which reached 88.5%. Twenty-six boys among the Upper Sixth have offers from Oxford or Cambridge. All Year 13 boys have university places for 2012 or are taking a gap year. Sixty-three boys have been offered places to read Economics, 53 for Law and 47 for Medicine.
2012 also saw a record number of A* grades at GCSE at the School with A* grade awarded in 63.3% of examinations taken – an 8% increase on 2011. A* or A grades were given for 90% of GCSEs at QE. The average point score per pupil also increased, reaching 596.99, against 596.53 last year.
Of the 176 boys in Year 11, 96% were awarded five or more A*s or As, and the entire year group achieved the Government’s benchmark of five or more A*-C grades including English, Mathematics and Science.