Why choose QE

Academic excellence

Queen Elizabeth’s Sixth Form is a thriving and well respected Sixth Form of around 240 students with a traditional ethos of student support and an excellent academic reputation. Students make outstanding progress in our Sixth Form, as noted by Ofsted in their most recent inspection.

QE sixth form is a diverse educational setting, attracting students from our own school, from Exeter and from mid Devon alongside international boarding students who are attracted by the range of academic courses that we offer.


Our results compare very favourably to national figures. We are particularly proud of our progress scores, which place us among the very best sixth forms in the South West.

Sixth Form performance data:

  2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
The progress students have made compared with students across England +0.27 +0.33

+0.14 (calculated using new measures)

The average grade that students in QE get at 16 to 19 study C+ C+ C
The progress students have made in English and maths   English +0.71
Maths +1.67
English +0.71
Maths +0.45
Student ‘retention’ (the percentage of students who get to the end of their study programme) 98.8% 97.2% Data pending
Student ‘destinations’ (the percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study) 90% Data pending Data pending

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