Welcome to QEHS
In 1599 Queen Elizabeth I granted the people of Hexham a charter to establish a school because of their “outstanding eagerness to promote good learning”. Over 400 years later Queen Elizabeth High School continues to flourish as a friendly, welcoming and high achieving community school, educating over 1300 students, including over 400 in the Sixth Form.
GCSE Results 2016
We would like to congratulate our outgoing Year 11 students for their fantastic GCSE results this summer. We know that they have worked incredibly hard and would be the first to thank their teachers and parents for the support they have been given. These results allow them to progress with confidence into our Sixth Form, or to their chosen college course or apprenticeship.
The Department for Education will publish new data to measure school performance this year. We are particularly proud of the fact that 80% of students achieved A*-C in both English and maths, which once again is the highest in Northumberland. The key results were as follows:
- Percentage of students achieving A*-C in English: 87%
- Percentage of students achieving A*-C in maths: 83%
- Percentage of students achieving A*-C in both English and maths: 80%
There were a string of notable individual achievements with more than 50 students achieving 8 or more A* or A grades and a significant number of students achieving A*/A in every subject taken. All of Year 11 should be proud of their results. They have been a pleasure to teach and we look forward to welcoming many of them back into our Sixth Form this year.
Academy Conversion Confirmation
The Hexham Middle School and Queen Elizabeth High School Hard Federation Governing Body has made the decision to convert to a Multi-Academy Trust with effect from 1 September 2016. Please see the relevant letters below for more information.
A Level Results 2016
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We are delighted with the performance of our A Level students this summer. Their hard work and commitment has resulted in another fantastic set of exam results which has allowed them to progress to university, work or further training.
27 students achieved A*/A or Distinction/Distinction* in all of their subjects; 4 students have taken up places at Oxbridge; over 160 students applied for places at university and the vast majority have accepted their offers.
A more detailed breakdown of results will be available on the website in due course but in summary:
- 36% of all grades were A*-A or Distinction*/Distinction
- 65% of all grades were A*-B or Distinction*/Distinction
- 86% of all grades were A*-C or Distinction*/Distinction/Merit
- 99.6% overall pass rate
Key Dates: August/September 2016
QEHS closes for the summer at the end of Tuesday 19 July 2016 and re-opens for students on the dates listed below.
The Curriculum Team will be available to discuss exam results and options from Thursday 18 August 2016. Please telephone Emily Webb on 01434 610312 to make an appointment.
Monday 5 September 2016 - Teacher Training Day.
Tuesday 6 September 2016 - Year 9 students start and Year 13 students have individual appointments with teaching staff.
Wednesday 7 September 2016 - Year 10, Year 11, and Year 13 students start.
Thursday 8 September 2016 - Enrolment Day for Year 12 students. All Year 12 students should meet in the Main Hall at 8.55am.
Post-GCSE Support for Year 11
For more information on all of the support available for Year 11 students after their GCSE results, see the Post-GCSE Support for Year 11 document.
This summarises Exams Office support, Curriculum Office support, start dates for Year 12, and information for students needing advice on careers or further education.
As mentioned in the Curriculum Office Support section new option blocks are available, however some options are subject to availability.
Post Results Services 2016
Once you receive your exam results in the summer there are several post result services that you can apply for. Please download, print and return completed forms with payment to the Exam Office by the deadlines outlined below :
By 26 August 2016:
- Priority photocopy scripts (available for A level only)
- Priority re-mark (only available if university place depends on the result)
By 20 September 2016:
- Re-mark with photocopy script
- Clerical check
- Clerical check with photocopied script
By 4 October 2016:
- Original Script (you are not able to request a re-mark or make any appeal about your results after requesting an original script back)
Please note that forms will not be processed without payment.
A copy of the form will be in your results envelope and will also be available outside the exams office.
Please speak to either Lucy/Andrea in the Exams Office if you have any questions about post results services.