QE and Barnet lead the way in new Government league tables
January 20, 2017
January 20, 2017
New Government league tables of examination results confirm Queen Elizabeth’s School’s position in the top rank of all schools across both the state and independent sectors.
QE was the country’s top boys’ school for GCSE results, headed in the rankings only by The Henrietta Barnett School, a girls’ school, and by Focus School, a small, co-educational, independent, Christian school in Coventry. At all three schools, 100% of pupils achieved the Government benchmark of five A*-C grades including English and Mathematics.
For A-level results, QE was the country’s second-ranked state school, behind Heathfield Community School in Taunton, Somerset, and just ahead of Henrietta Barnett. The A-level results were ranked by average point score per examination entry.
Headmaster Neil Enright said: “It is good to have confirmation in these league tables of the excellence of last summer’s results, when a remarkable 98.8% of A-levels taken here were awarded grades A*-B.”
At Key Stage 4, QE also performed strongly in the Government’s new performance measure, Progress 8, which shows the progress made by pupils in eight key subjects since primary school. Its score of 0.70 was the highest of all five top-ranked schools for GCSE results.
“I am pleased to see our School faring so well in Progress 8: as a selective school, we naturally have a very bright intake of boys, but this new performance measure confirms that our staff are effectively challenging and stretching them to make the most of their potential,” added Mr Enright.
“It is also interesting to note that all of the top three state schools for GCSE results – QE, Henrietta Barnett and St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School – are in the borough of Barnet.”