Congratulations in order after school achieves record maths GCSE grades

Students at Stamford Queen Eleanor School have been congratulated after recording outstanding maths GCSE results. Having taken the examinations early, 61 per cent of the school’s Year 11 students have already achieved an A* to C grade, a significant improvement on the school’s best ever results last year.

Last year, the secondary school, based on Green Lane, Stamford achieved their best maths grades with 49 per cent of students achieving the higher A* to C grades in the subject. This means that the school has already recorded a 12 per cent increase on last year’s results with another six months of the current academic year remaining.

This is in addition to a number of Year 11 students that have already completed their English Language and Literature exams last year  with A* to C grades.

Students that narrowly missed out on a particular grade will now have the remainder of the school year to further improve their results.

Wendy Hamilton, Headteacher of Stamford Queen Eleanor School, was delighted with the results and hard work of the students. She said:  “We are delighted with these outstanding results, and the students should feel very proud of themselves.

“Over the past few years we have seen consistent improvements and this year will be no different. We are confident that the results will continue to rise, and our high maths grades set expectations pretty high.

“Well done to all of the students for their exceptional effort, hard work and success.

The school is always looking to improve their offering to students and this term has seen two new developments. Firstly, a group of Year 7 students started a critical thinking and opening minds enquiry-based programme to support the development of higher level thinking skills from an early stage.

Secondly, a group of Year 11 students are completing the AS-level Extended Project qualification, allowing them to embark on a largely self-directed dissertation or project with research skills support from a supervisor.

Stamford Queen Eleanor School became an Academy in November 2011 and has already formalised a post-16 partnership with the New College Stamford. This is partnership provides a direct route into post-16 study.

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Media Contact: Ryan Hyman, Athene Communications, [email protected] or 01733 207338

Notes to editors:

  1. Stamford Queen Eleanor School is a school for boys and girls aged 11 to 16 years, with a specialism in technology based in North Stamford.
  2. The school’s vision is for Stamford Queen Eleanor School to be the area’s leading secondary school, widely recognised for outstanding student achievement and for its positive role in the local community. Their mission is to provide a supportive, calm and disciplined environment which values all children, builds their confidence and self-esteem and expects them to achieve their full potential.