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GCSE Results 2019

On GCSE results day, we are again delighted to announce that our students have performed superbly.  As the students’ achievements sunk in, it was fantastic to see students, parents and staff beaming with pride in their results. We are so proud that, once again, so many of our students have done extremely well and all of them are ready for the next phase of their life be it sixth form, college, apprenticeships or employment. It is always a pleasure to see hard work and resilience pay off and we wish all of our students every success in their bright futures. 

This year group have many other notable successes including 47 students achieving Bronze and 11 completing Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards and we hope many will take this further in sixth form. We are also proud of the contributions that our students have made to the school and wider community, including fund raising activities during their 5 years at QKS. As always, we are extremely grateful for the support and encouragement of parents and carers. 

Every year, we have numerous students who surpass our expectations to achieve exceptional results.  They have shown remarkable resilience and their positive attitude, coupled with hard work, has paid dividends.  

Outstanding Results

Jim O’Reilly – eight grade 9s and 2 grade 7s 

Madeleine King – seven grade 9s, 1 grade 8 and 2 grade 7s 

Dan Betoin – six grade 9s, 1 grade 8 and 2 grade 7s 

Luke Mossbarnett – five grade 9s, 1 grade 8 and 1 grade 7 

Matthew Capstick – four grade 9s and 3 grade 8s  

Callum Binnie – four grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s 

Katie Gibson, Matthew Capstick, Cindy Wu, Ellie Webster and Nattan Ralph achieved the highest progress scores. 

Jon Hayes, Headteacher, said: “Results day is always one of high emotion and this year was no different.  The students have all worked incredibly hard for their results supported, as always, by their parents and our fantastic staff here at QKS.  It was great to see so many happy faces this morning as the students picked up their results and headed off to enrol in our highly successful sixth form or to the college or apprenticeship of their choice. The best of luck for the future.” 

James Morgan, Head of Year 11, said: “I am delighted with this year's GCSE results. To see that all the effort, determination and hard work has paid off for so many makes me extremely proud. It has been a long, enjoyable, and sometimes emotional journey for the students and me over the last 5 years and I shall miss every one of them. I hope that whatever their results, each student steps up to the next stage of their education, and I wish them all the very best.” 

Student Quotes

Jacob Dixon said: “I'm joining the marines in two weeks. I'm so pleased that I got the grades I needed for the next stage in my life. My advice to new Year 11s: do loads of revision and listen to your teachers' advice - they know what they're talking about and they really helped me!” 

Kate Slater said: “I am elated about my results! My hard work has paid off with grade 9 in Biology, Chemistry and Maths and a grade 8 in Physics; I'm really looking forward to studying these subjects in Sixth Form.” 

Billy Ellis said: “I feel amazing, just amazing. I'm surprised by some of my results but my teachers were right and they believed in me. I can't wait to start Sixth Form.” 

Lewis Ramsey said: “This is an absolutely amazing feeling. I'm pleased I listened to my teachers and I guess that revision really does work!” 

Madeleine King said: “I can't believe it! The hard work paid off, I'm really proud of these results.” 

Jim O'Reilly said: “I feel a mixture of relief and pride - it's a bit overwhelming.  I'm really happy.” 

Headline Figures

Progress 8 Score: 0.03

Attainment 8 Score: 48.5

Percentage of pupils who achieved a strong pass in English and maths at the end of KS4: 46%

Percentage of pupils entering English Baccalaureate (EBacc): 13%

English Baccalaureate Average Points Score (EBacc APS): 4.12

The percentage of students staying in Education or Employment after KS4 (destinations): 97%

Subject Breakdown 

number of grades % grades 4+ % grades 5+ % grades 7+
Art 36 86 % 67 % 25 %
Biology 63 100 % 100 % 46 %
Business 38 84 % 84 % 34 %
Chemistry 62 100 % 97 % 50 %
Child development 26 35 % 12 % 4 %
Computer Science 27 100 % 93 % 67 %
Craft 25 60 % 0 % 0 %
Dance 11 91 % 82 % 45 %
Drama 40 85 % 73 % 18 %
English Language 203 68 % 54 % 16 %
English literature 203 73 % 59 % 20 %
Food 28 75 % 57 % 0 %
French 19 100 % 100 % 79 %
Geography 129 75 % 65 % 32 %
German 24 58 % 42 % 13 %
Health & Social 22 55 % 18 % 0 %
History 70 47 % 36 % 13 %
Hospitality & Catering 9 11 % 0 % 0 %
ICT 22 77 % 55 % 32 %
Imedia 52 63 % 40 % 23 %
Maths 203 75 % 56 % 19 %
Music 21 76 % 52 % 29 %
PE GCSE 41 61 % 41 % 7 %
Photography 32 100 % 94 % 44 %
Physics 62 100 % 98 % 58 %
RS 52 88 % 83 % 50 %
Science 140 74 % 51 % 6 %
Tech 29 86 % 72 % 38 %
Textiles 8 38 % 25 % 13 %
Grand Total 1837 75 % 59 % 22 %

GCSE Performance Tables

A level and Professional and Technical Results 2019

The Queen Katherine School staff and students are thrilled with another set of outstanding A-Level results.

Headteacher Jon Hayes said: “Once again, the hard work of our students and the inspirational teaching they receive from the Queen Katherine staff, has been rewarded with fantastic examination results.”

“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, we will issue our headline data but we are already celebrating a 100% pass rate at A level and at a time when top grades are declining nationally it is great to see QKS bucking that trend with our highest ever percentage of A/A* grades. For now, it is essential we focus on the real stars of today: the students.  There have been some exceptional individual performances and all our students should very proud of themselves and their achievements.   On behalf of all the staff, I wish every student success in their next chapter.”

Head of Sixth Form, Ruth Nelson, said: “I am absolutely delighted to see these excellent results for our diligent students. With 100% pass rate and a third of all results being the top A*-A grades, it is clear that our students have excelled themselves. The year group have worked scrupulously and shown an impressive attitude to their learning, whilst also leading strong initiatives and contributing to the wider school community.  Exceptional teaching and supportive parents are recognised and greatly appreciated in helping them to achieve superb results.

The record set of grades are an outstanding achievement for a cohort drawn from a broad range of ability. Some of the individual successes include Ben Fleetwood with 4 A* grades and an A in EPQ to be followed by a degree in Maths at Warwick, and Lily Neal who made the most progress over the two years and is going to study English Literature at York University having attained an A* and two A grades.  David Seaton is going to Leicester University to study Medicine with an A*, two A grades, and an A in EPQ.

In addition to our regular A levels, this year we have also seen outstanding performances from our Year 13 students who sat Technical and Professional qualifications, with 38 % achieving Distinction * and 38 % achieving Distinction. The Extended Project Qualification results were also with impressive with 57% A*-A.

I wish each student the success they deserve as they make the next step in their lives., with almost all students now secure with their chosen place at University, within an apprenticeship scheme, or in employment in a great range of spheres.“

Outstanding achievements

- Ben Fleetwood who achieved 4 A* grades in Economics, Geography, Maths and Further Maths along with an A in EPQ.

- Ned Reid who achieved 3 A* grades in Computer Studies, Maths and Further Maths, along with Music and A* in EPQ.

- Sophie Brimble who achieved 2 A* grades in History, Maths and an A in Further Maths.

- Emily White who achieved 2 A* grades in Biology and Geography and an A in Maths, along with an A in EPQ

- Paul Bainbridge who achieved Distinction * in Business, A* in Maths and an A in Further Maths.

- Hannah Edwards who achieved 2 A* grades in Biology and Chemistry and an A in Maths.

- Lily Neal, Alex Mitchell, Paul Bainbridge and Tara Curran are also to be recognised for exceptional progress.

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Sixth Form Performance Tables