10th August 2021 — Queen Anne’s School is delighted to announce a strong set of A Level results with 99% achieving A*- C and 72% achieving A* or A. The cohort has secured places at top universities, including Oxford, Warwick, Manchester, Durham, Exeter and Bath. Students also secured places internationally including one student, Olivia Mowat, being awarded a scholarship to Wofford College in South Carolina. The girls will read a broad range of subjects at their chosen destinations including Medicine, Law, Animation & Games, Psychology, English, Film & Television Studies and Architecture.
“At Queen Anne’s we aim to guide each girl to discover her passions and potential; helping prepare her for life beyond our gates. Despite the many challenges thrown at these young people in the last 18 months, they have thrived both inside and outside of the classroom, showing a remarkably positive attitude to their learning and true resilience.” says Headmistress Julia Harrington.
“As a Microsoft Showcase School, Queen Anne’s School already had the infrastructure in place to deliver a full remote timetable of lessons during the lockdowns. This means that the students completed the whole curriculum and could be carefully assessed against the specification.” explains Senior Deputy Head, Mark Richards.
Queen Anne’s is always proud of the number of girls who study STEM subjects at A Level. This year 35% of the Upper Sixth exams sat were in STEM subjects, with 52% of those achieving A* or A. This year group has a strong medical contingent with several students going to study Medicine, including Head Girl Anna Holland from Henley-on-Thames who will be attending Nottingham having achieved A*s in Biology and Psychology and A in Chemistry and Jasmine Booth, also from Henley-on-Thames who will be attending The University of Leeds after achieving three A*s.
The strong cohort’s hard work paid off in Creative Arts too with 100% of Music and Art students scoring A*, A or B and in Drama 100% of girls achieved A* or A. Outstanding violinist Maya Fear, from Reading, recently won the strings sections of the Berkshire Young Musician of the Year and will read Music at Oxford, having achieved A*s in Music and Mathematics and A in Physics. Olivia Davies from Reading will be attending The University of Edinburgh to study Fine Art and History of Art after she achieved A*, A, A, Olivia is delighted with her results saying, “after a strange two years it is great to know the hard work paid off”.
Humanities were not left out of the round of successes with keen sportswoman and Head Girl Jasmine Veitch, from Marlow, achieving A*s in PE, Geography and Psychology and will read Geography at Durham University.
“We monitor academic progress closely throughout a girls’ time at Queen Anne’s and never has this detailed approach been more important than during the Pandemic. As these results show, we are able to add value as this careful monitoring combined with small class sizes and expert teaching we can be confident that students make significant progress during their time with us.” says Gill Little, Deputy Head – Teaching and Learning.
The breakdown of Queen Anne’s School’s A Level results is as follows:
A* - 37%
A – 35%
B – 21%
C – 5 %
D – 1%
E – 0%