Leap in top grades for the boys of QEH

Published on: 01 Sep 2014


The boys at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital achieved record GCSE level results this year with 90 per cent of all GCSE grades at A*to B, 72 per cent at A* or A and 45 per cent of grades gained at A*. Thirty boys - over one-third of the QEH GCSE cohort – achieved a straight set of A* and A grades.

Head of English, Rory Harris, was delighted that a stunning 90% of IGCSE English Language grades were at A* or A and said: “This matches our equal success in last year’s English Literature IGCSEs, so we are again delighted at this result in such a vital subject area where boys might traditionally struggle to compete with girls.”

Mr Granville Sykes, deputy head (Academic), added: “Along with stunning results in English Language, Mathematics scored an enviable 75% A* and As. In each of these two core subjects 100% of our boys scored an A*-C pass rate.”

At A-level QEH boys celebrated a 100 per cent pass rate at A-level for the ninth year running, with 94 per cent of grades at A* to C grade and 80 per cent at A* to B in 2014. One-third of individuals taking the examinations at the school achieved straight A* or A grades in their 3 or 4 A-level subjects.

QEH headmaster, Stephen Holliday, said: “Added to record GCSEs, our exceptional A-level and AS-level results mean that about 10 per cent of boys from the Year group have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge, in addition to many others who will be off to medical, veterinary and dentistry schools as well as other top universities.

“Our consistently strong record for top results is part of the much greater package that we offer to boys in preparing them for higher education and successful future careers. Boys leave QEH with not only the qualifications but the confidence to meet the challenges of the world ahead.

“With these superb results in both GCSE and A-level no one can doubt the quality of education provided at QEH which is widely accepted as the school of choice for boys in Bristol.”

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