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QE Students Enjoy Stunning A Level Success

Date Posted: 11/08/2021 | Posted In: Latest news

Students and staff at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College (QE), Darlington are celebrating another year of excellent A Level results. QE is one of the largest A Level centres in the country and continues to provide an exceptionally high-quality education for students from across the region. This year’s A Level pass rate is an outstanding 100% with a superb high grade rate (A*, A and B grades) of over 64%.  Liam Luck from Sedgefield achieved 5 A*/A grades, 33 students attained 4 A*/A grades and a further 79 students were awarded 3 A*/A’s; an incredible achievement.

Some exceptional individual performances underline the success of QE’s students. Twin sisters Carla & Kate Abel from Fishburn each achieved 4A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. They have opted to study Mathematics at Durham University. Freya Buckley from Stockton will study English Language & Literature at the University of Oxford after gaining 4 A* grades in English Literature, Philosophy, Religion & Ethics, Film Studies & Extended Project. Anish Krishnan, from Darlington, is heading to Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge to study Mathematics after attaining 4 A* grades in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

Fozia Mahroof from Middlesbrough achieved 4 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Extended Project and will study Medicine at York. Jake Mendelsohn from Newton Aycliffe enjoyed similar success with 4 A* grades in Mathematics, Further Mathematics Physics and History. He will study Physics at Durham University. Ben Keenan is also heading to Durham, after achieving 4 A* grades in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, where he will study Natural Sciences.  Patrick Dybell from Billingham is looking forward to studying English and French at University of Oxford after achieving 4 A* grades in English Literature, French, History and Extended Project.  Ellie McTimoney, from Darlington, achieved 3 A* grades in Mathematics, History and Economics and an A grade in Further Mathematics and will go on to study Economics at the University of Edinburgh.

Principal, Tim Fisher, comments: “Our students have coped magnificently with the challenges that they have faced and their tremendous achievements indicate just how resourceful and talented they are.  The excellent results they have been awarded today will enable them to progress with confidence to the next stage of their lives.  I am sure that they will go on to have the bright futures they deserve.”