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Queen Anne’s School celebrates 44% of all A-level grades revealed as As or A*s

Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, was delighted with its A-level results this year, as 44% of all grades were either A*s or As, and 68% were A*, A or B.

87% of the exam results were between A* and C grades. Students will be heading to some top universities, such as Manchester, Imperial, UCL, Exeter, Liverpool and Nottingham, studying a whole host of subjects from Medicine, Law and Material Sciences to Liberal Arts and International Business. 

Headmistress Julia Harrington said: “At Queen Anne’s we aim to guide each girl to discover her passions and potential and to help prepare her for life beyond our gates. Yet again, we are incredibly proud of all that the Upper Sixth has achieved both inside and out of the classroom.” 

A third of this year’s exams were in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), with almost half of those students achieving A*s or As. Bianca B and Charlotte W will read Medicine at Brighton, while Romilly H will read Medicine at Imperial. Vicky Y received three As and an A*, and will now be studying Maths at Warwick. Hannah H achieved two As and one A*, and with these grades, will be taking up a place on PwC Flying Start Apprenticeship programme at the University of Birmingham.

Nineteen girls will be studying politics, economics or business at university, and some plan to fly even further from the nest and study abroad. Rachel G has a rowing scholarship at Georgetown, Abigail S will be studying at the University of Southern California and Alexandra G will be heading to the University of London Institute in Paris to read French.

The school’s neuroscience programme BrainCanDo also celebrated success, as 63% of the girls who studied Psychology achieved grades between A* and B.The BrainCanDo prefect, Lottie C, will be studying the subject at Southampton, while Ellie U will be doing the same at Reading. Charlotte W, Progress Prize winner, will be studying Psychology at Leeds after securing two A*s and one A.

In Humanities, 57% of students took home an A* or A in Geography and 84% did the same in History. 21 girls sat the Economics A level, with a third earning A*s or As.

The school’s rowers are also incredibly pleased as they scored top grades across the board, with two As and one B  for Alicia B, who will be reading Law at Liverpool and Sophie H, who will be studying Criminology at Birmingham with her two As and one B.

The Arts also celebrated great success as Sherry X will be going to Loughborough to study INdustrial Design and Technology and Kelsey L will be reading Art at Willem de Kooning. Grace G will be reading History of Art at UCL. Impressive Molly S also secured an A* in her Music A level, despite sitting the exams in year 10, aged 15.

All girls who took the Extended Project Qualification achieved A* to A grades, with Abigail S scoring an A* which helped secure her place at the University of Southern California.

Mrs Harrington also praised the Head Girls Evie H and Aoife J as they celebrated.

“The girls have proved themselves to be thoughtful and dedicated student leaders, working hard to support the community within the school by raising the student voice and also by giving their time to the wider community by working with readers at Micklands Primary School.”

The girls have both secured places at Liverpool University with Aoife planning to read Philosophy and Politics, and Evie History and Politics.

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