Results & leavers' destinations

The Queen's School regularly ranks highly in all national academic league tables and is one of the leading schools regionally for academic performance. We are extremely proud to be the top-performing girls' school in the area.

The Lower School academic results are also exceptional, and such is the quality of teaching there that all girls are given automatic entry into the Senior School. 

However, impressive as exam data and league tables are, they are far from the whole picture. We add tangible value here at Queen’s. All Senior School pupils are independently tested at the start of their GCSE and A-level courses and set predicted grades, based on their understanding of the subjects and ability to express themselves. Thanks to our tailored approach to learning, many of our pupils outperform these initially projected grades by quite some way. It is likely then that some of our top-performing pupils would not have achieved their excellent results had they studied elsewhere.

A-level results

Every year Queen’s pupils achieve some of the best A-level results in the country. The school’s A* rate is excellent and girls go on to study at prestigious universities on very competitive courses both in the UK and abroad.

2020 and 2021

Two turbulent years in education due to the coronavirus pandemic did not disturb the hard work and determination of our Sixth Form students. 

The girl’s resilience, persistence, support of one another and sense of humour in the face of adversity, saw them deservedly celebrate outstanding A-level results.

  %A* %A %B %C %A*/A %A*/B
2021 44 37 16 3 81 98
2020 39 37 20 4 76 96


The Queen's School A-level results since 2015

  % A* % A % B % C %A*/A % A*- B
2015 18.5 35 25.5 16 53.5 79
2016* 15.4 37.3 29.6 13.6 52.7 82.2
2017* 20.2 38.5 30.3 10.1 58.7 89
2018* 25.12 35.02 23.91 12.08 60.14 84.06
2019* 21.67 36 28.67 10.33 57.67 86.33

* Since the introduction of the Queen's Baccalaureate to our Sixth Form curriculum, EPQ results (which are an integral part of the baccalaureate) are included in the data with a weighting of half an A-level, as per UCAS guidelines.

GCSE results

2020 and 2021

Positive attitudes and determination during two years of exam disruption due to Covid-19 ensured our students continued to achieve outstanding results at GCSE.

Despite having to navigate around a new way of being assessed and all of the challenges that came with it, the girl’s determination, commitment and hard work paid off. 

  %A*/9-8 %A/7 %B/6 %C/5-4 %A*/A/9-7 %A*-B/9-6
2021 60 25 11 4 86 96
2020 54 23 17 6 77 94


The Queen's School GCSE results since 2015

  % A* / 9-8 % A / 7 % B / 6 % C / 5-4 % A*/A / 9-7 % A*- B / 9-6
2015 18.5 35 25.5 16 53.5 79.0
2016 15.4 37.3 29.6 13.6 52.7 82.2
2017 20.2 38.5 30.3 10.1 58.7 89.0
2018 25.12 35.02 23.91 12.08 60.14 84.06
2019 45.10 17.83 16.04 15.86 62.92 78.79

 

Leavers' Destinations

Our students consistently obtain university places at their first-choice institution and are successful in winning places on highly competitive courses.

View university destinations

We maintain close links with our 'old girls' through the alumni office.

Read the profiles of three of our recent leavers.