Queen Ethelburga’s celebrates achievements on A level results day 

10th August 2021

Queen Ethelburga’s (QE) students, staff and parents are today celebrating outstanding achievements on A level Results Day 2021.  

This year’s system for allocating results has been exceptionally demanding for students and staff, with quality assurance by schools and examination boards being rigorous and comprehensive, over a period of many months. With this in mind, QE students are rightly delighted with their achievements, which reflect fully their dedication and work ethic during the past two years. 

Queen Ethelburga’s have two senior schools on their modern, well-equipped campus, which is close to York, Harrogate and Leeds, in Thorpe Underwood. This allows for a high level of personalised care and guidance for all students, and an innovative curriculum model to suit each individual. Students in The College achieved 85% percent A*/A at A Level (96 per cent A*/B), with students in The Faculty achieving 77% percent A*/A (92 percent A*/B). The percentage of D*/D grades in The Faculty was 75%.     

Students are looking ahead to bright futures with an exceptional range of first choice university places achieved at Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London, King’s College London and Manchester University amongst other excellent UK and worldwide universities.  

Speaking today as students receive their results, Acting Principal, Dan Machin, said: “we are immensely proud of the fantastic achievements from all of our students, and I would like to commend each and every one of them for their resilience, work ethic and determination to succeed. Their support for staff and each other has been exceptional, and this year more than ever they have embodied our ethos of mutual respect, support, tolerance and compassion. 

“Our staff and students have embraced our blended learning approach this year, ensuring that they continue to achieve at the highest possible standards, whether studying online or in person. This has given a comprehensive evidence base on which to assess today’s results, but also allowed us to ensure that our students are fully prepared and inspired for the next part of their journey. We wish them all the best for the future.”

As seen in national league tables, the A level results for both The College and The Faculty have been in the top 20 schools in the country over recent years. The College was also ranked the No.1 performing independent secondary school in the North of England by The Times Independent Schools Guide, 2020. The Collegiate as a whole has recently been shortlisted for three awards in the Independent Schools of the Year 2021, and our outgoing Head Boy awarded the national Lexden Prize 2021 by the Independent Schools Association, for the ‘Most Remarkable Sixth Form Student.’ 

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