A leading boarding and day school for girls aged 11 - 18, in a beautiful 120-acre estate close to London
About the school
Queenswood is a progressive Boarding and Day School for around 400 girls, aged between 11 and 18, where Boarders make up more than half of the School. An all-round education focuses on equipping the girls with all the life skills required of women in the 21st century. Within a caring and supportive framework, the girls enjoy a dynamic academic curriculum, supported by a diverse and exciting co-curricular programme.
Queenswood Girls Awarded Impressive A level Grades with 72.5% A*-B
Girls, parents and staff are celebrating an impressive set of A-Level and Pre-U results at Queenswood today, with 72.5% of grades awarded at A*-B.
13th August 2020 — Girls, parents and staff are celebrating an impressive set of A-Level and Pre-U results at Queenswood today, with 72.5% of grades awarded at A*-B.
Despite the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and the consequent upheaval to the regular examination process, the outcome reflects the girls’ dedication to their studies and the teachers’ commitment to providing the most robust information to the exam boards.
Subjects which performed particularly well include: Physics (100% A*-B), Politics (100% A*-B) and Latin (100% A*-B). Results for modern foreign languages were also very good (91% A*-B across Spanish, French, Italian and Japanese). There were some outstanding individual achievements where girls achieved two, three or four A*s, and in total more than 20% of the year group received straight A*/A grades.
Commenting on the results, Principal, Mrs Jo Cameron said: “I am thrilled for the girls, their parents and our hard working staff. This year’s grading process has been very stressful for all of us and I am very proud that significantly fewer of the Centre Assessed Grades that we submitted were changed by the examining boards, than the reported national figure.
”We continue to follow due process and will challenge awarded grades where we think there is strong evidence that a higher award should have been made, as we pursue every avenue available to support our students in their next steps.”
QUEENSWOOD GCSE RESULTS 2019 – OUTSTANDING VALUE ADDED
The excellent GCSE results achieved by Queenswood pupils today demonstrate outstanding valThe excellent GCSE results achieved by Queenswood pupils today demonstrate outstanding value added.
22nd August 2019 — The excellent GCSE results achieved by Queenswood pupils today demonstrate outstanding value added.
More than half of all students who sat exams in a wide range of subjects, including Mathematics, French, Spanish, Music, Art and Drama, achieved at least two grades higher than predicted by baseline tests.
Over two thirds of girls scored an average of 7 or above across their subjects (equivalent to an A grade). The percentage of grades 9–7 was well over twice the national average, and more than 98% of grades were 9–4 (the equivalent of A*–C) – an increase on last year’s results.
There were some tremendous individual success stories, with over 20% of pupils receiving at least eight grades 7 or higher, and several achieving eight or more grade 9s – an outstanding accomplishment.
Principal Jo Cameron was delighted with the girls’ achievements. ‘I am thrilled that the determination and diligence of our pupils and teachers has paid off, and that our girls will now be able to embark on their A-level courses full of confidence.’
Queenswood A-Level Results Secure Places at Top Universities
Queenswood pupils, parents and staff are celebrating a strong set of A-Level results today. Girls have secured places on a wide range of courses at prestigious Russell Group universities.
15th August 2019 — Queenswood pupils, parents and staff are celebrating a strong set of A-Level results today. Girls have secured places on a wide range of courses at prestigious Russell Group universities, including Electronic and Electrical Engineering at UCL, Architecture at Bath, Economics at Exeter, Ancient History at Durham and International Business with Spanish at Warwick.
They achieved an impressive 100% A*–B in Physics, Further Maths, Japanese, French, Art, Drama and the challenging Extended Project Qualification, which is highly valued by leading universities.
Principal, Jo Cameron, was extremely pleased with the results. ‘I am particularly impressed that the girls have achieved 7.4% higher at A*–B than predicted following their GCSE results. I would like to congratulate the girls and staff on their determination and resourcefulness, and wish our pupils every success as they embark on the next exciting stage of their careers.’
Nearly 40% Achieve Top Grades in 8 or More Subjects at Queenswood
Delighted Queenswood girls, their parents and teachers received GCSE results to be proud of today. Twenty three out of the fifty nine GCSE pupils (38.9%) achieved top grades in eight or more subjects – that’s grades 9, 8 and 7 or equivalent.
Maths is the Star of A-level Results at Girls’ School Queenswood
Pupils, parents and teachers were celebrating another strong set of A-level results at Queenswood this morning. Over 20% of girls achieved at least three A*-A grades and 64.1% of girls achieved A*-B grades across all 21 A Level subjects.
16th August 2018 — Pupils, parents and teachers were celebrating another strong set of A-level results at Queenswood this morning.
Over 20% of girls achieved at least three A*-A grades and 64.1% of girls achieved A*-B grades across all 21 A Level subjects. The star subject for the Class of 2018 was definitely Mathematics where 100% achieved A*-B in Further Maths and 82% achieved A*-B in Maths.
Girls are looking forward to beginning a new chapter in their lives at top universities in the UK and across the world. Courses to be studied include Economics (Cambridge), Maths (UCL and Kings), Philosophy (Durham), Chemical Engineering (Loughborough), Veterinary Science (Bristol) and Music (the Royal Academy of Music).
Commenting on the results, Principal, Jo Cameron said, "I am thrilled for the girls. They have worked so hard and deserve these excellent results. They are focussed and understand the importance of balancing study time with other interests. I hope that they will take this philosophy with them as they move on to new and exciting futures at university and beyond. I am very proud of them and our wonderful team of teachers and pastoral staff."
Billie Jean King salutes Queenswood's National Tennis Champions
A terrifically successful year for Queenswood Tennis was rounded off in style in early December, as our young team of Tennis Scholars picked up the trophy at the National Team Tennis Finals in Bolton.
5th December 2017 — Queenswood's tennis aces are celebrating their historic victory at the National Team Tennis Championships in Bolton on 1 December.
The competition started back in April with 2,500 schools across the country entering. Queenswood battled through the County round, Regional knock-out and Regional finals to reach the Nationals, where they faced the Regional winners from the South East, South West, North and Midlands.
The girls played both singles and doubles rounds, culminating in a fiercely-contested match against arch rivals Talbot Heath, which Queenswood won 4-2.
The legendary Billie Jean King was quick to tweet a message of support following the victory (see attached).
The team comprised Maia Mountain (age 14), Issey Purser (age 13), Imogen Haddad (age 12), Jess Mathews (age 13) and Given Roach (age 12).
It has been an incredible year for Queenswood tennis, with our girls reaching the final of the Aberdare Cup in July and picking up the bronze medal at the World Schools Tennis Championships in Brazil. In September, Tennis Scholar Given Roach won Gold at the Four Nations Championships.
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Shepherd's Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 6NS