Girls from The Queen’s School are celebrating today after another excellent set of A-Level results which saw 75% of girls achieve their first choice place of university.
More than 70% of pupils achieved an A* or A grade, almost 80% of all grades passed were at A*-B grades and the school also continued with its 100% pass rate.
The Queen’s School has a well-earned reputation for its focus on the individual pupil; inspiring and developing talent in a nurturing atmosphere to enable pupils to achieve their very best. Pupils this year are going on to study a wide range of challenging subjects at prestigious institutions.
All of the school’s Oxbridge candidates, seven in total, were successful; Alice Gooda (A*A*A*A), from Chester will study Medicine at Merton College, Oxford, Sian Davies (A*A*A*A), from Flintshire, will study Economics at Queen’s College Cambridge, Olivia Walker (A*AA), from Chester, will study Archaeology and Anthropology at Keble College, Oxford and Emma Leatherbarrow (A*AA), from Chester will study Biochemistry at St Hugh’s College, Oxford.
Joining them will be Evelyn, Frances and Grace Whorrall-Campbell, from Kelsall, who after a year studying Art Foundation at Central St Martin’s School of Art, will be taking up their places at Pembroke College, Cambridge, Christ Church College Oxford and Newnham College, Cambridge respectively to study History.
Interestingly, there is almost a 50/50 split between girls studying arts, languages and humanities subjects and those studying sciences, engineering and maths and technology-based subjects.
All of the school’s medics were successful in gaining a place: Jasmine Fox (A*A*A), from Helsby, will study Medicine at Birmingham, Sreya Sam (A*AA), from Flintshire will study Medicine at Keele University, Victoria Gresty (AAA), from Chester, will study Medicine at Birmingham and Sophie Rao (AAA), from Chester, will study Medicine at St Andrews University.
Results for STEM subjects were also excellent: Elizabeth Wood Bowyer (A*A*A*), from Wrexham will take up a place to study Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College, Priya Shukla (A*AA), from Chester, goes to study Aeronautics and Astronautics at Southampton University, Jordan McDevitt (AAC), from Chester, will study Geophysics at Leicester University, Annabel Kimber (BCC), from Flintshire goes to study Software Engineering at the University of Swansea, Grace Mulhearn (AAB), goes to study Veterinary Science at Liverpool, Emma Naylor (A*AA), from Tarporley, will study Architecture at Bath and Lydia Roxburgh (A*A*B), from Chester, who will study Economics at Newcastle University.
Other success stories include Scarlett Banfield (A*AA), from Conwy, who goes to study Scandinavian Studies at Edinburgh University, Ellen Duckers (A*AA), from Flintshire, who will study Physiotherapy at Cardiff, Ellie Falkingham (AAA), from Wrexham who will study Classical Studies at St Andrews University, Ellis Ogilvie (AAA), from Chester, who will study English Literature and Creative Writing at Warwick University, Amber Prothero (AAA), from Chester who goes to study Modern Languages at Bristol University, Olivia Wellings (A*AB), from Flintshire, who will study Ancient History at Birmingham and Mollie Williams (A*AB), from Chester, who will study Geography at the LSE.
Sarah Clark, Headmistress of The Queen’s School, said: “The hard work, dedication and ambition shown by our girls really demonstrate how education works at its best.  It is about inspiring young minds so that they truly believe there is a place for them in the world where they can thrive and develop the skills and knowledge they have learnt at school. 

“We are very proud of the efforts of each and every one of our pupils and of the teachers who inspire, develop and support them to achieve their best.”

Many pupils at Queen’s have achieved these excellent results while leading active lives outside of school, whether in pursuit of their career or though extracurricular activities:

Isabel Evans (ABB), from Malpas, managed to achieve her grades despite a packed schedule as a Taekwondo contender for Team GB. She trains at Ady Jones Academy in Wrexham. She now has a place to study Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity at Durham University. The Team GB trials take place on Wednesday and if she is successful in this, she will need to decide if she will be deferring her place to train with the squad. She said: “I’m really excited for the future and looking forward to studying at Durham. My focus short term is on the trials next week through when I hope to achieve my dream of a full-time lottery funded place on Team GB.”

Chloe Hughes, from Great Sutton (A* BC) now goes to study Art Foundation at Kingston but will continue to pursue her current entrepreneurial venture Cocoboxx Makeup. Chloe started her business more than a year ago and has since seen it go from strength to strength, with clients regularly rebooking her services and even flying her to different venues for her expertise. She said: “I want to do my foundation and then decide on my future from there. I love having the control that working for myself brings as well as the extra money but the foundation course will allow me to develop stronger creatively.”

Jess Reed (BBC), from Prestatyn, goes on to study Human Biology at Loughborough University. She achieved her grades whilst acting as head of RAF at the Combined Cadet Force and fundraising for various charities including helping to build a school in Africa and undertaking some arduous charity bike rides. Her abilities earned her a Cheshire Lord Lieutenant's Certificate of Merit recently. She said: “Getting into my first choice university is a huge relief. It has been a busy year and I feel I have developed so much from making the most of all the opportunities I have been given.”

Post date: 16th August 2015