GCSE Results 2017 - best ever results in the last five years

As Brigidine School, we celebrated the most successful GCSE results’ days in the last five years. When the results were published, 76.5% of all grades were A* to B. In addition, many of the school’s academic departments are celebrating the girls’ A and A* grade performances. At least two thirds of all grades in Mathematics, Science, Religious Studies, French, History and Music were either A* or A. Two girls gained 15 A* and A grades between them and one girl achieved full marks, gaining a Grade 9 in English Literature. “This is a very impressive performance for an academically non-selective school. We are delighted with how hard our students have worked”, commented the Joint Heads, Dawn Fleming and Simon Larter earlier today’.

A Level Results 2017

As Brigidine School, the students and staff celebrated their best A-Level results in the last 5 years. The percentage of A* and A grades exceeded the national average by 2.7% and over half the grades were at B or above. There were straight A grade performances in Biology, Chemistry, German and Mathematics. One student secured A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and another student was one of only 800 students nationally to gain a grade A in German. All students secured places at their first choice Higher Education institutions.

"This is a momentous day because it reflects how hard the girls have worked and how skilfully they have been guided by the teaching staff. This is a remarkable achievement for a non-selective school that has a wide ability range. We are really proud of the girls,” commented Simon Larter, the Head of Education.

 Examination Policies

Below you will find a series of policies that relate to our examination procedures here at Queensmead School.

Word Processor Policy for Examinations 

Special Needs and Access Arrangements Policy for Examinations 

Special Consideration Policy for Examinations 

Non-Examination Assessment Policy for Examinations 

Internal Appeals Policy for Examinations 

Exams Archiving Policy for Examinations 

Exam Contingency Policy for Examinations 

Emergency Evacuation Policy for Examinations 

Controlled Assessment Policy for Examinations 

External Examinations - Information for Candidates

Joint Council for Qualifications

If you are sitting either a written examination this year or an on-screen test, please follow the links below to read the guidelines.

It is important that you understand the regulations surrounding GCE Coursework Assessments and GCSE Controlled Assessments for the preparation of your work, to know what is considered to be plagiarism and the penalties for breaking the regulations. Please use the links to read the regulations provided by the JCQ.

If you require any further information concerning External Examinations held at Queensmead, please contact the Head of Education, Mr Simon Larter.

Examinations Handbook 

To download a copy of this booklet, please click on this link Examinations Handbook