Top performing girls' school across Wirral and Cheshire

The Queen's School in Chester is delighted to see the dedication, resilience and hard work of pupils come to fruition with another year of outstanding exam results.

The impressive achievements at A-level and GCSE maintain the school’s position as the top-performing girls' school across Wirral and Cheshire.

The A-level results tell a story of unwavering commitment and a bright future as an incredible 80% of students secured their first-choice universities. The school also revealed that more than 50% of their sixth formers are going on to study a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subject, smashing traditional gender barriers.

Chester and District Standard: Relief and celebration as the results come in.Relief and celebration as the results come in. (Image: The Queen's School)

Two students earned coveted spots at Oxford and Cambridge, with four on the path to Medicine and three pursuing careers in Law. For the second year in a row one of its talented artists is London-bound to study at the prestigious Central Saint Martins and one girl is heading to Maastricht University in The Netherlands to study Global Studies.

Headmistress Sue Wallace-Woodroofe said: “As we celebrate these remarkable achievements, we want to emphasize that success at The Queen's School is not just about grades. It's about character development, resilience, and nurturing a love for learning. Our students leave Queen’s academically prepared and with the confidence, compassion, and resilience to tackle life's challenges, embrace its opportunities and the belief that they can achieve greatness.

“A testament to our unwavering commitment to empowering young women to excel in any field they choose, we are delighted to see so many students go off to study such a wide variety of subjects. Supported by our award-winning careers department I know that the bespoke guidance and support they receive at Queen’s ensures they make informed choices, setting them on a path towards fulfilling and successful futures.”

GCSE results saw almost 60% of the girls achieve six or more grades 9-7 (A*-A) with nearly 75% of them celebrating at least one of the highest A* or 9/8 equivalent grades.

There was impressive success across departments too, with 100% of pupils studying Further Maths achieving the coveted grade 9.  In languages, Mandarin and Latin pupils excelled achieving 100% of grades at A*-A or the 9-7 equivalent. Music pupils also achieved 100% 9-7, and in total 16 departments achieved over 80% of grades at 9-6 (A*-B).

Chester and District Standard: Raka is off to study maths at Cambridge and Tallulah will read History at Oxford.Raka is off to study maths at Cambridge and Tallulah will read History at Oxford. (Image: The Queen's School)

In Art, 100% of grades were 9-6 (A*-B) and 92% of the History and DT grades were also achieved at this level.

All three science subjects also delivered impressive 9-6 grades with 91% in Biology and nearly 90% in both Chemistry and Physics. 

The Queen's School is more than just a place of education; it's a close-knit community where each pupil's growth is nurtured in a small and supportive environment. Its recent exam results have shown that greatness can thrive in such nurturing settings and it was also recently named the ‘Best Independent School 2023’ and ‘Independent Girls’ School of the Year 2023’ for the North West.