What our students say

Don't just take our word for it, here are some quotes from our successful A Level Students who have progressed to university and their dream careers all over the UK and the world!

I had a really good experience at QA. The tutors are really helpful and treat you like adults. I got really good support which helped me to get these grades and my place at University. I will be sad to leave.

Craig McClellan | Previous school: Norham High School
A – History | A – Psychology | A (AS) – Biology | C (AS)– Classical Civilisation
Has been accepted by Northumbria University to study History.


I came to Queen Alex because both my brother and sister studied here. I have received excellent support from the tutors which helped me to get the grades I needed to get in to Uni. Queen Alex is a friendly place and I found it easy to make lots of good friends.

Helen Younger | Previous school: Marden High School
A* - English Language and Literature | B – Media Studies | C – Psychology
Has been accepted by Edinburgh Napier University to study English.


I enjoyed the informal and friendly atmosphere of QA and I got great support from my tutors. I am really happy with my grades and feel fully prepared for going on to Uni.

Will Johnson | Previous school: John Spence Community High School
A – Maths | B – Physics | B – Photography | C – Graphics
Has been accepted by Newcastle University to study Electronic Engineering.


I came to Queen Alex because it is the only college in the North East that offers a full-time basketball programme with top-quality academy-status coaching alongside my A Levels. The teachers have been great - they give you plenty of responsibility for your own progress whilst fully supporting you all the way.

Ross Wilson | Previous school: Gosforth High
A - Maths |A - PE | B - Biology
Next steps – Basketball Scholarship, USA.


I have enjoyed my time here at Queen Alexandra. I felt fully supported by the tutors, and it is a very friendly place to study.

Connor Backhouse | Previous school: John Spence Community High School
B – Maths | B – Physics | C – Graphic Design | A (AS) – Further Maths
Has been accepted by Leeds Met University to study Architecture.

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Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College has made the A level grade once again – with virtually perfect pass rates.

Seventy-five students helped the North Shields college gain a stunning overall pass rate of 98.6%.

They include Lauren Collins, 18, from Howden, who has won a place at Cambridge University with 3 A* grades in law, psychology and history.

Daniel Blacklock, 18, gained A* in maths and physics, and Lauren Hallewell, also 18, achieved A* in law and business and an A in sociology.

And Max Ramage, 19, has won a place at Newcastle University after gaining A* in psychology and business and an A in maths.

10/08/2021

New appointed head at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College

Cross-curricular expert Joanne Chadwick has been appointed the new head of Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College.
Joanne, 36, aims to continue the pursuit of educational excellence for school-leavers attending Queen Alexandra, one of England’s best performing sixth forms.

19/07/2021

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