The Head Teacher of Queen’s College, Dr Loraine Earps, has expressed her pride in the 2018 GCSE results achieved by the students.
“After two years of uncertainty – during which both teachers and pupils have been under pressure because of the change in system – we are absolutely delighted,” she said.
Every student completing the entire two years of the GCSE course had achieved five or more 9-4 grades while the overall pass rate had improved on last year’s figure – itself the best since 2012.
Coming a week after an outstanding set of A Level results, the GCSE students also achieved a 100 per cent pass rate in ten subjects.
Dr Earps added: “The immense amount of hard work put in by every individual has paid off.”
Top performer at Queen’s was Francis Baugh, who achieved no fewer than nine 9 grades, one 8 and an A Distinction in Further Mathematics.
“I’m very pleased that all the hard work has paid off,” he said. “I’m planning to go on to take my A Levels and then hopefully go to university but I’m not sure what I want to do for a career yet.”
Millie Aish is looking forward to taking her A Levels at Queen’s College after a brilliant set of results.
Millie achieved seven 9 grades and three 8s and will now go on to study English Literature, Geography and Biology.
“I am absolutely shocked – I really wasn’t expecting this,” she said. “I can’t quite believe it.”
“I’m very grateful for all the support I’ve received from the teachers and houseparents,” added Millie, who would eventually like to pursue a career in law.
Meanwhile, Queen’s student Naomi Wilde managed to combine her studies with becoming an international hockey player.
Naomi, who achieved four 9 grades, five 8s and a B among her results, plays for Wales Under 16s.
“I’m really happy,” she said. “It’s been quite a challenge to balance my school work with my hockey but I’ve received a lot of support and would like to thank all of my teachers and coaches.”
Like Millie, Naomi is now looking forward to taking her A Levels at Queen’s.
To see a breakdown of our GCSE results for 2015-17, please CLICK HERE.
To see a breakdown of our A Level results for 2015-17, CLICK HERE