Welcome to Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School and thank you for visiting our website. I hope that your visit enables you to capture the essence of our vibrant and dynamic school community. As well as being extremely proud of the school’s long history, I am equally impressed with the range of activities our students get involved in. It is a privilege to lead this remarkable school; students who are friendly, ambitious and creative; staff who are dedicated, caring and talented. Our standards are high; we expect every member of the community to aspire to be the best they can be.
Following a recent survey, we are proud that the points below were rated by our parents/carers as ‘Outstanding’ ....
Changes to Adult Ed. Classes
Decorative Textile Techniques will run for an extra week - remaining dates are 24th September, 8th October, 15th October, 22nd October and 5th November.
Italian Classes "Beginners" and "Conversation" will not run on 23rd September. Remaining dates for current courses are 7th, 14th & 21st October. "Absolute Beginners" will run as scheduled.
"Women's Suffrage" dates are now as follows: 8th & 15th October and 4th November.
Adult Ed - Crochet Classes
Crochet starts 1 week later
Crochet was due to start on Wednesday, 8th October 2014, but due to the Upper Sixth Parents' Evening on that evening, crochet will now start a week later on Wednesday, 15th October 2014.
The 4 weeks for crochet will now be:-
GCSE RESULTS FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL, HORNCASTLE
Mrs Heather Payne, Headteacher commented:
Our Year 11 students have enjoyed tremendous success again this year with results of which they can be proud. Nearly 50% of the year group gained 5 or more grades at A or A*; just over 80% of students earned their English Baccalaureate. Excellent GCSE results do not happen by chance and come about through the hard work and commitment of students and staff along with unfailing support from home.
Special mention should be made of Hina Khan who gained 11 GCSEs at A*. She is kept company by Damaris Bennett, Mollie Biggadike, Abigail Hunter, Lucy Thompson and Rosalind Walden who each earned either 9 or 10 A* grades. Others, like Shriya Arya, Catherine Benson, Juliette Bretan, Elijah Catchpole, Nicola Cragg, Tristan English, Matthew Geldard, Daniel Hall, James Haslam, Aaron Hutton, Kate Loosemore, Dylan Moore, Simon Morton, Ahsan Mustafa, Holly O’Neill, and Daniel Scullion achieved A or A* in 10 or 11 of their GCSEs. It goes without saying that we are extremely proud of all our students and the contribution they made to the wider life of the school. We are looking forward to welcoming many of them back in the Sixth Form in September.
Exam Results - A Level
We are extremely proud of our A level students who have delivered excellence across the board, surpassing the high standard set by last year’s cohort. These impressive A level results say much about their hard work and their determination to be the best that they can be. We have sustained our 100% pass rate A* - E with over a third of results being either an A grade or one of the prestigious A* grades. Just over a fifth of our students gained at least one A* grade within their three or four A levels. Special mention should be made of Sam Hough, George Needham, Jack Pesterfield and Ben Warren who each gained 3 of their grades at A* whilst Tabitha Bennett, Nia Clark, Matthew Dalton, Lucas Fuller, Sarah Gosling, Ben Samra and Dom Samra, each had 2 of their grades at A*. They were in good company with David Aby, Muzakkir Ali, Eleanor Brown, Elizabeth Crane, Melissa Hill, Rhiannon Pearce, Steven Price, Elanor Siriwardena and Shannon Woodley all earning an impressive array of A and A* grades for their A level subjects. The overwhelming majority of our students have secured their first choice university place or been accepted on apprenticeship schemes. We were delighted to learn that Ben Samra has earned a place at Cambridge to study Medicine. This time last year, Grace Hillsmith was celebrating achieving two A* grades and an A grade and opting to take a gap year before going to university. During her year out, she took up the challenge of studying, part-time, for an A2 in English Literature. She earned an A grade and heads off to study Medicine at Newcastle in September. All our students are to be congratulated on their fabulous achievements. They leave with our very best wishes for the future.
The poet ‘dreadlockalien’ visited QEGS on Friday 18th July, to work with Y9 for the day. He began by asking students if they thought poetry was boring; most of the year group admitted to feeling that it was. However, after listening to him reciting some of his own poetry, and writing, producing and performing their own poetry, the students discovered poetry can be fun! At the end of the day, when asked if they still thought poetry was boring, no one felt it was, suggesting the day was not only really enjoyable for everyone involved but also very effective in changing minds!
‘Milk’ by Ben Robinson: the winning poem (voted by students),
If we didn’t have milk we wouldn’t have a life,
Neither would my baby ‘cuz it comes from the wife.
Mothers’ milk is what babies are needing
And that’s why we must support breast feeding.
I hope you don’t laugh ‘cuz this ain’t rude,
It’s just how babies naturally get their food.
You just don’t know how much milk is worth,
Everybody needs it on planet earth.
Now I’ll share some news with you that will lift your brow,
Where does milk come from? Well it comes from a ... GOAT.
Anyway, what do I do when I get a little break?
Well, I go out and get me a chocolate milkshake.
But don’t worry, the fat ain’t scary,
‘Cuz the product is mostly dairy.
Milk can be made into butter and cheese, too,
Don’t try to correct it, respect it; it’s valuable like me and you.
Y8 Lake District Trip 2014
On the 9th July, expectations were high as we prepared to embark on a residential trip to the Lake District. There had been an abundance of hype and build up prior to the visit so (naturally) everyone was excited. It seemed like an age until the bus set off from QEGS, but eventually we left with the mini-bus in tow. The journey started slowly, probably because everyone was still tired from a five o’clockish rude awakening. However after a quick pick-me-up and a bargain bucket at a service station the feeling on the bus was one of high spirits.