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School news | Posted 15.08.2013

Queen Margaret’s Girls Outstrip A* National Averages for Female Entries

QM celebrates the success of yet another years outstanding A Level results…..

Queen Margaret’s School in Escrick is celebrating another set of exceptional A Level results, reporting that over 18% of this year’s entries achieved the highly sought after A* grade (for which candidates must score 90% or more on final papers) against a national average of 7.9% for female entries. 40% of the girls at QM gained at least one A* grade.

Nationally 26.6% of all entries result in an A* or A grade; in Independent Schools this average rises to 50%. This year, QM is pleased to report that 55% of all entries achieved A* or A grades rising well above the national and Independent School averages.

Overall, 81% of candidates were awarded A*, A or B, with a 100% pass rate.

These excellent results mean that QM leavers will take up highly competitive places in Higher Education this autumn or after a GAP Year. Destinations will include the Universities of Oxford, Durham, Edinburgh, Bristol, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sussex, Exeter, Nottingham and Glasgow.

The girls’ chosen subjects are as diverse as they are, ranging from Mechanical Engineering to Fashion Communication, Veterinary Science to Fine Art and Land Management to Italian. The girls leaving QM are well prepared to confidently begin their studies in Higher Education.

Queen Margaret’s Head Master, Dr Paul Silverwood, noted,
“The grades achieved across all subjects reflect our wish to give girls the widest possible range of opportunities and are the reward for their own hard work and the skill and commitment of our staff. Girls from Queen Margaret’s go on to be leaders in every walk of life and the 2013 leavers will be no exception. We wish them all every success for the future.”