Queen Elizabeth Grammar School staff and students are very pleased by the 2018 GCSE results.
Headteacher Paul Buckland said: “We have had a very successful year. There have been lots of happy faces at QEGS this morning as results have been handed out. The outcomes are testament to the hard work of our students and staff, particularly in the national context of enormous pressure on the cohort. This year there are more changes than ever to the grading system, grade boundaries and performance measures.
“With the most significant change coming in nearly all GCSEs outside of English and mathematics, we are making sure that collectively and individually Cumbrian schools have accurate data to share with the media, the public and other stakeholders who are as keen as we are to celebrate the successes of our children and to congratulate all of our school staff.”
“As always there are a number of queries over re-marks and grade boundaries and so, once the official DfE September checking exercise has been completed QEGS will issue our headline data. For now, it is essential we focus on the real stars of today; the students.”
Mr Buckland added: “Our students are also more than the sum of their grades and so today we want to celebrate the individuals who have shone for all sorts of reasons. Overall this is a remarkable set of results achieved under challenging national circumstances.”
Spectacular-results were achieved by many including:
Christina Boving Foster who achieved the remarkable tally of a clean sweep of 11 grade 9s and an A* for Further Mathematics. There are numerous students who have achieved outstanding results in varying contexts but other students who have achieved eight or more grade 9s in addition to other excellent grades include: Martha Hudson, Kara Keenan-Wilson, Hiruthika Ravimohan, Jacob Reid, Poppy Scholefield and Angelina Shcherbakova.