Resilient and ambitious Queen Margaret’s students enjoy GCSE success

Queen Margaret's School students on speech day this year

“Every single QM girl has worked tremendously hard in the classroom and online through the most difficult of times and they thoroughly deserve the excellent grades they’ve achieved.”

That’s the proud message from the head of Queen Margaret’s School for Girls in York, Sue Baillie.

She said: “Their results enable our girls to look forward with optimism to the next stage of their studies here in the QM Sixth Form, and then to university and employment.” 

A quarter of all of the school’s GCSE entries were marked at grade 9 and 40% of pupils achieved five or more 9-8 grades.

All the of music, history, further mathematics, Latin and Mandarin entries achieved grades 6-9. And in individual sciences 98% of all grades were marked 6-9.

Day pupil Freya, who achieved a clean sweep of grades 9-7, including six grade 9s, can’t wait for what’s in store next at QM.

Freya’s passion is drama – she recently took a leading role in the school’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and will go on to study A Levels in drama and theatre, mathematics, Spanish and biology at QM’s Sixth Form.

She said: “I’m so utterly pleased with my results and I am very grateful to all my teachers who have given me so much support over the last few years, especially when we were learning online.”