Queen Elizabeth's School topped new-style national Government league tables, incorporating both state and independent schools, for its GCSE results. It was also ranked among the very highest-performing schools at A-level.
Published in early 2015 and based on 2014 figures, the league tables had QE in first place among all English schools for its Key Stage 4 results, with 100% of boys gaining the benchmark five A*-C GCSE grades including English and Mathematics and 99% achieving the English baccalaureate.
At A-level, when ranked by the proportion of pupils (76%) gaining at least grades AAB in the list of ‘facilitating subjects’ drawn up by the Russell Group of leading universities, QE came tenth overall and was third among state schools. These subjects are: Mathematics and Further Maths; Physics; Biology; Chemistry; History; Geography; modern and classical languages and English Literature. When judged by the average point score per A-level entry, QE’s figure of 269.0 placed it in joint 13th place for all schools and in second place among state schools.
The provisional Government league tables for the 2015 results, which cover only state schools, put QE in second place nationally for GCSE results when measured by the percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate.
In 2015, QE was the leading school nationally in A-level league tables published in the Daily Telegraph (for the fourth consecutive year) and in The Times. QE also headed the Sunday Times Parent Power league table of the Top 200 State Schools, published in late 2014, repeating its position of previous years. The table is based on academic results.