The best geographer in the country!

QE pupil David Alam achieved the highest mark in the country in his Geography GCSE, the School has been informed.

David, who is now in Year 12, gained a point score of 197.6 out of 200 in last summer’s OCR examination – the highest score ever recorded in the School. It is the third time in four years that a QE boy has achieved OCR’s highest GCSE Geography mark.

“This is a fantastic achievement,” said Head of Geography, Anne Macdonald, who was David’s GCSE teacher. “David is a very talented geographer – he is quick-thinking, well informed and hard-working. He thoroughly deserves this award and we are very proud of him.”

Now in Year 12 and a senior prefect, David has received an award and a £30 prize from the Royal Geographical Society, which is to be presented in assembly by the Head of Year 12, David Ryan.

In the past, Benjamin Yadin and Joseph Phelan also achieved the top mark and received the RGS award.