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 Pupils Celebrate as GCSE Results Published
Pupils at Queenswood are celebrating great success at GCSE after a challenging and unpredictable year.
12th August 2021 — The grades, which were verified by the Joint Council for Qualifications after a painstaking assessment process, are the culmination of many months of hard work and dedication on the part of pupils and staff, and are supported by a wealth of evidence.
Overall, 67.2% of grades were 9–7 (equivalent to A*/A under the former grading system). There were many superb individual achievements, including seven students who were awarded exclusively grades 8 and 9. Sofia Martin, who has spent the last two years balancing a full academic programme with regular appearances for England U18 Hockey and Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Women (voted both Manager’s and Players’ Player of the Year), attained a hugely impressive nine grade 9s. She is absolutely thrilled: ‘I am so ecstatic with my results and grateful to all the teachers and staff that have guided me and helped me through these last few years. I am excited to start my Biology, Economics and Maths A levels and begin a new chapter in my life at Q.’
Principal, Jo Cameron, commented: ‘These results reflect the immense courage and tenacity of Queenswood’s pupils and staff, and are thoroughly well-deserved. I would like to pay tribute to teachers and students up and down the country who have persevered in the face of tremendous challenges over the last eighteen months. I am greatly looking forward to welcoming these pupils back in September, as they embark on the next exciting phase of their academic journey.’
Richly Deserved A-Level Success for Queenswood's Class of 2021
After a tumultuous year of disruption and uncertainty, pupils at Queenswood School are today celebrating richly deserved A-Level results.
10th August 2021 — As in schools across the country, Queenswood’s grades were awarded based on a broad range of rigorous, standardised evidence. The school’s processes and policies were scrutinised by the Joint Council for Qualifications, and the grades submitted were accepted without question by the exam boards.
It means that the class of 2021 are now able to proceed to the next stage of their academic careers at some of the most prestigious institutions in the UK and abroad, including Architecture at the University of Nottingham, Politics and International Relations at the University of Bristol, Computer Science at the University of Southampton, Sociology at the University of Durham and Biochemistry at University College London.
Aspiring veterinary surgeon Becky Walter achieved A* in Biology and A grades in Chemistry and Geography, and is thrilled to have been accepted on the Veterinary Medicine and Science course at the University of Surrey. ‘Being a vet has been my lifelong ambition and Queenswood has been instrumental in helping me achieve this goal. I’m really looking forward to becoming a vet student.’
There were many more outstanding individual achievements, including three students who were awarded at least three A*s. Overall, 81.3% of grades were A*–B.
Principal, Jo Cameron, hailed the resilience and determination of pupils and staff during this period of enormous challenges. ‘This generation of A-Level students has seen many of the usual freedoms and opportunities curtailed, and I am so pleased that they are finally able to celebrate their academic achievement. I would like to pay tribute to them, and to the teaching and support staff at Queenswood and throughout the country who have worked tirelessly and steadfastly to ensure that the process was scrupulously fair, and that pupils attained the grades they deserved. I am extremely proud of my teaching colleagues and the teaching profession as a whole.’
Queenswood pupils can be proud of their GCSE results today. Following months of Covid-19 related disruption to studies, the waiting is over and their endeavours pre-lockdown have been recognised.
20th August 2020 — Queenswood pupils can be proud of their GCSE results today. Following months of Covid-19 related disruption to studies, cancellation of public examinations and anxiety surrounding the Government’s grading U-turns, the waiting is over and their endeavours pre-lockdown have been recognised.
Among the strong results are some outstanding individual achievements, including one student who achieved 11 grade 9s and an A (the top grade) in the prestigious Free Standing Mathematical Qualification, and a further three pupils who achieved mainly grades 9 and 8. In total, 22 out of the 68 candidates achieved at least eight grades 9-7 which equate to A*/A in the previous grading system.
Commenting on the results, Principal, Mrs Jo Cameron said: “I am delighted that the hard work of our pupils and staff has been vindicated with these results. The girls will now be able to transition to their Sixth Form studies with the confidence that these results will bring them. I wish them every success as they embrace the next stage of their education.”
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.”
Excellent GCSE results achieved by Queenswood pupils
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.’
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Shepherd's Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 6NS