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Not tempted to push students into different subjects just to help the results tables – 'we have worked hard to improve our academic standards, but some of the results that give me most satisfaction are those achieved by boys who you might not have expected to shine so well at a particular subject'. Regularly places students on best drama courses. 'My son had never picked up a musical instrument until he went to QEGS - now his life seems to revolve around music,' said a parent. Tough to...

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Entrance examinations consist of: 11: maths, English & reasoning tests followed by an interview. 12: Assessed on an individual basis. 16: Minimum of 5 GCSEs with grades A-B in subjects to be pursued. Past papers available upon request.

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

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Since September 2021, Dr Richard Brookes. Masters in chemistry and DPhil in theoretical chemistry, both from Oxford. Kicked off career as chemistry teacher at Whitgift, where he became assistant head of sixth form and Oxbridge admissions coordinator. Thence to King Edward’s Birmingham as head of chemistry and sixth form tutor before moving to Tonbridge as director of teaching and learning and lastly to City of London School as senior deputy head and interim head.


Since September 2021, a through school so automatic entry to senior from junior. Others from Sandal Endowed and Willthorpe feeders. Entrance exam and interview required. Latest inspection said school's induction process was 'excellent'. Always oversubscribed and academic achievement is obligatory – baseline qualifications for entry at sixth form are six GCSEs (but most come with seven or eight) with at least...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

The Learning Support Department at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School provides continuous support for pupils at both the Junior school and Senior school. The SENCO is a qualified teacher of Dyslexia. Provision includes work on: study skill/organisation, revision skills,a multisensory literacy programme, reading courses, diagnostic testing and exam concession reporting. It is a thriving department whose main aims are to raise self esteem and give the pupils the skills and strategies needed to take control of their own learning.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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