QE is best in country – again: Sunday Times

Queen Elizabeth’s School has been named the best state school in the country in this year’s influential Sunday Times Parent Power league table.

As in 2013, QE again heads the table of the Top 200 State School in the national newspaper’s rankings, which are based on academic results.

Headmaster Neil Enright said: “We are delighted to receive this accolade, which represents a reward for a great deal of hard work on the part of both boys and their teachers.

“We remain fully committed to helping our pupils to excel in all areas of school life, including not only examination performance but also wider academic development and extra-curricular activities.”

QE boys once again performed very strongly at A-level, with the proportion of A*-B grades awarded reaching 96%. There were only a handful of C grades among the 471 A-levels taken this year and no pupil received any grade lower than a C.

At GCSE, the picture was similar: more than six out of every ten GCSEs taken at QE in 2013 were awarded the A* grade – for the third year in a row. In total, 98% of GCSEs in 2014 received grades A*-B, while 90% were at either A* (61%) or A (29%). All 176 Year 11 pupils achieved the Government benchmark of five A*-C passes including English and Mathematics, and 99% achieved either A* or A in Maths.