Horncastle grammar school is top of the class say league tables

QEGS A Level students celebrate EMN-150102-201852001

QEGS A Level students celebrate EMN-150102-201852001

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Horncastle’s Queen Elizabeth Grammar School is one of the best performing in the county according to the latest Government statistics.

League tables published last week saw QEGS riding high in the listings for achievements at A-Level and GCSE results.

One hundred percent of pupils achieved at least three A level passes between grades A* and E.

The national average for three A levels was 79.5%.

The average pass grade at QEGS was B while 26 per cent of pupils recorded grades of A*, A or B in at least two subjects - compared to the national average of 15 per cent.

It was a similar story for the school at GCSE level with 96 per cent of pupils achieving five or more passses between A* and C in subjects including maths and English.

That was a one per cent increase on the previous year.

Banovllum also bucked the national trend which saw a decline in an overall decline in GCSE results.

The tables show 51% of Banovallum pupils achieved five or more GCSE passes - an improvement on 46% in 2013.

Nationally, the average pass rate was 53.4%.

Only 34 per cent of pupils at Gartree Community School achieved the five-subject pass mark at GCSE level,.

There were mitigating factors as the school was in the process of becoming an Academy and underwent a number of significant changes.