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St Mary’s students celebrate GCSE results success

St Mary’s students celebrate GCSE results success

Students at St Mary’s Senior School in Cambridge are celebrating today after receiving an impressive set of GCSE examination results, with 90% of grades awarded at 9-5 (A*- B) and 65% at 9-7 (A*- A).

With public examinations well and truly back in full flow following the pandemic, St Mary’s students rose to the challenge, with 97% of grades awarded between 9 and 4 (A* - C). Subject wise, students achieved particularly strong performances in disciplines including English Language and English Literature, the Sciences, Spanish, Latin, Art and Food Preparation and Nutrition. In each of these subject areas the 9-8 (A* equivalent) pass rate was higher than in 2019.

2023 headline GCSE results from St Mary’s are as follows:

- 65% 9-7 grades (A* or A)

- 90% 9- 5 grades (A* - B)

- 97% 9-4 grades (A* - C)

Dr Paddy Wallace, Deputy Head (Academic), at St Mary’s School, said:

“We are incredibly proud of our 2023 GCSE cohort and the outstanding set of results they have secured. The outcomes achieved reflect the girls’ conscientiousness and their determination to succeed in all that they do. They are also a testament to the dedication of our first-class teaching team, and the strong support provided by our parent community. Congratulations to the class of 2023!”

Charlotte Avery, Headmistress at St Mary’s School, said:

“As a High Performance Learning (HPL) School, we teach our students to understand how they learn as well as what they learn. With skills such as collaboration, risk-taking, independent thinking and perseverance harnessed across the curriculum – the result is excellent academic outcomes, as well as young adults who are prepared for study, work, and life. We’d like to congratulate all our Year 11 girls on their success, and we look forward to welcoming many of them back to start their A Level journey with St Mary’s in September.”

St Mary’s is an accredited HPL World Class School. The scheme recognises the best schools across the world and is designed for those at the forefront of educational thinking. HPL uses a framework of teaching developed from research into how young people learn. A unique style of learning, it removes barriers to achievement by giving children an opportunity to develop intelligence at their own pace.

See a full summary of St Mary’s 2023 GCSE results here