Queen Margaret’s School: ‘Huge endeavour’ of students reaped rewards

The Queen Margaret's School class of 2021

Queen Margaret’s School for Girls in Escrick, York, has today praised students for their “huge endeavour” of studying for A Levels over the last two unprecedented years, and still managing to achieve such exceptional results.

The day and boarding school for girls achieved a 100% A Level pass rate and is “especially proud” that, despite the difficult circumstances they’ve endured, 97% of girls achieved or exceeded their ALIS (A Level Information System) targets.

Queen Margaret’s students had to study for their A Levels remotely all over the globe during lockdown. Local girl Gabriella, from York, achieved three A* grades (plus an A* in her Extended Project Qualification) and has secured a place to study Psychology at the University of York; while Jane, who spent lockdown in China and secured four A* grades and one A, and will go on to study Physics at UCL.

In total, 95% of all Queen Margaret’s A Level entries gained A-B grade (77% of entries were A*-A grades).

Queen Margaret’s head Sue Baillie said: “We say ‘Our Girls Take on the World’ and with these results they really have proven that they do; they have tackled A Levels and in the midst of a global pandemic, they have shown such resilience and their success is so very well-deserved.”