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Queen Margaret's Speech Day
08.07.16
School news | Posted 17.08.2017

A Level Results Success

Queen Margaret’s Girls Seize Every Opportunity:

Today’s A Level results prove that QM girls are aiming high and exceeding expectations across a breadth of subjects, whatever their interests and talents may be.

At a time when top universities are focussing on the importance of traditional core subjects, our UVI girls have achieved particularly excellent results in Mathematics and English. With over a third of our A Level students taking Mathematics this year, we are celebrating after 50% of them achieved A* – A grades. Impressively, three girls achieved 100% in at least one of their Mathematics papers, proving that Queen Margaret’s is breaking through the tiresome stereotyping which can limit girls’ aspirations.

English results were a highlight with 50% of the girls taking English Literature securing an A* and 75% securing A*- A. These results will see some of QM’s most talented writers, including Isabella Sharp who was recently shortlisted in the Tower Poetry Competition, go on to study the subject at a number of the prestigious Russell Group universities; several of our girls have secured places at the University of Durham.

Queen Margaret’s prides itself on enabling girls to pursue their passions. Testament to this are the Art results with 100% A* – A grades in Fine Art. Art plays an important role at QM: girls regularly stage external exhibitions, work with professional artists and join prestigious Art schools. Matilda Laird is one such girl, who achieved A* in Fine Art alongside As in English Language and Philosophy and Ethics, and she will go on to study an Art Foundation course at the long established and nationally respected Leeds College of Art. Here is a sample of her work:

Matilda Laird Exam 3

Jessica Miles, Head, is delighted with today’s results: “Our girls never hear anyone suggesting that there are areas of life that aren’t for them and today’s results are evidence of this. The girls at QM enjoy their education and achieve all that is within their potential and more. My congratulations go to them and my fantastic staff who support them every step of the way.”

The School may be forward thinking in its approach to girls’ education but still holds on to many traditions. As well as their A Level results, the Upper Sixth leavers each received their ‘QM Red Ribbon’, a long standing tradition where red ribbons are given to girls upon completion of their time at QM.

Queen Margaret's Speech Day08.07.16