Queen Mary’s College

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Queen Mary’s College is rated as one of the top sixth form colleges nationally for A level performance and has a fine and long standing tradition of supporting high achieving students. Every year substantial numbers of students progress from QMC on to top universities including Russell Group, Oxford and Cambridge.

2012 results were a cause for celebration; students bucked the national trend of falling pass rates by achieving an overall A level pass rate of 99%. 57 courses achieved 100% pass rates in 2012 and nearly half of all the A Level Results were higher grade passes of A*-B.

Aside from providing an excellent standard of education, Queen Mary’s College campus fulfils an important social role, with activities on offer seven days a week. Facilities include its own theatre (Central Studio) and QM Sports Centre with swimming pool, gym, sports hall and all weather pitches.  The Community and Lettings Department also hire College facilities such as Queen Mary’s Hall, Conference Room and Classrooms for the benefit of local businesses and community groups.

In recent years investment of over 30m has resulted in state of the art buildings and equipment for the campus. Furthermore, building works are underway for a 2.3m Music Building due for completion by September 2013.

“As well as enjoying excellent standards in education, students feel really at home in Basingstoke as it is a truly inclusive and socially diverse town.”
Ali Foss, Principal, Queen Mary’s College   

Collaborative Working

The education sector in Basingstoke benefits from a high level of co-operation amongst organisations. The Basingstoke Consortium, for example, promotes partnership between education and business, comprising representatives from secondary schools, colleges, training providers and local industry. Participants exchange ideas and share best practice in order to promote more effective education and training for young people.


In Brief

  • Basingstoke offers a range of high quality education choices
  • Queen Mary’s College:
  • Rated as one of the top  colleges nationally for A level performance
  • One of the providers of A levels by volume
  • Campus facilities include a theatre, sports centre, swimming pool and bars
  • £30m investment in recent years has enhanced the campus
  • £2.3m project is underway to construct a new music building

Case study contributor: Stephen Sheedy, Principal, Queen Mary’s College

Hear what famous ex-student, Shelley Conn has to say about QMC.

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