Results

Our results

In our Senior School and Sixth Form, we encourage a broad set of skills, qualities and values which alongside excellent academic results, prepare students for life beyond school.

51%
A* - A grades
A LEVEL
73%
A* - B grades
A LEVEL
91%
A* - C grades
A LEVEL

A Level results 2019

Our 2019 Sixth Form students celebrated St Mary's School's best A Level for results for three years with top performances across the board, proving #yesshecan, with highlights including very strong provision in the visual arts:

Visual and performing arts education continues to flourish at St Mary’s, with students journeying on to study related courses at leading institutions such as History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Textiles at Nottingham and Interior Design at Southampton, thanks to their stellar set of results.

The rest of our 2019 cohort are heading off in equally diverse and exciting directions including: Civil Engineering at Nottingham, Neuroscience at St Andrews, Actuarial Science at Manchester and Primary Education at Durham.

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A Level grades breakdown

2019 A Level results

% of grades awarded at each level

Subject % A* % A %A*-A % A-B %A*-C %A*-E
Fine Art 38% 50% 88% 100% 100% 100%
Biology 14% 21% 36% 64% 93% 100%
Business Studies - - - 67% 100% 100%
Chemistry 9% 18% 27% 36% 82% 100%
Chinese Mandarin 17% 67% 83% 100% 100% 100%
Classical Civilisation 100% - 100% 100% 100% 100%
Drama and Theatre 33% - 33% 100% 100% 100%
Economics 33% 33% 67% 100% 100% 100%
English Literature 20% 20% 40% 80% 100% 100%
French - 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Geography - 38% 38% 75% 100% 100%
History - 83% 83% 100% 100% 100%
Mathematics 18% 41% 59% 59% 71% 95%
Further Mathematics - 20% 20% 60% 100% 100%
Music - 50% 50% 50% 100% 100%
Photography 25% 50% 75% 100% 100% 100%
Physics - 25% 25% 75% 75% 100%
Psychology 9% 36% 45% 64% 82% 100%
Religious Studies - 33% 33% 33% 100% 100%
Spanish - 50% 50% 50% 100% 100%
Textile Design 25% 50% 75% 100% 100% 100%

2018 A Level results

% of grades awarded at each level

100%

Subject % A* % A %A*-A % A-B %A*-C %A*-E
Fine Art 44% 22% 67% 67% 100% 100%
Biology 29% 29% 57% 57% 71% 100%
Business Studies - - - 25% 75% 100%
Chemistry 9% 45% 55% 82% 82% 100%
Chinese Mandarin - 63% 63% 100% 100% 100%
Classical Civilisation N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Drama and Theatre - 67% 67% 100% 100% 100%
Economics - 60% 60% 100% 100% 100%
English Literature 10% 40% 50% 70% 100% 100%
French - - - 100% 100% 100%
Geography - 33% 33% 33% 100% 100%
History 17% 17% 33% 67% 100% 100%
Mathematics 29% 24% 53% 59% 76% 88%
Further Mathematics 33% 33% 67% 83% 83% 100%
Music 50% 50% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Photography 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Physics - 50% 50% 67% 83% 100%
Psychology 9% - 9% 18% 55% 100%
Religious Studies - - - 67% 100% 100%
Spanish 33% 33% 67% 100% 100% 100%
Textile Design - 67% 67% 67% 67% 100%

2017 A Level results

% of grades awarded at each level

Subject % A* % A %A*-A % A-B %A*-C %A*-E
Fine Art 33% 33% 67% 100% 100% 100%
Biology - 44% 44% 67% 78% 100%
Business Studies - - - -% 25% 100%
Chemistry 17% 42% 58% 83% 100% 100%
Chinese Mandarin 33% 33% 67% 83% 100% 100%
Classical Civilisation - - - 75% 100% 100%
Drama and Theatre - - - 25% 75% 100%
Economics 9% 27% 36% 100% 100% 100%
English Literature - 50% 50% 75% 75% 100%
French 100% - 100% 100% 100% 100%
Geography 11% 33% 44% 89% 100% 100%
History 33% 33% 67% 100% 100% 100%
Latin - 33% 33% 67% 100% 100%
Mathematics 43% 24% 67% 81% 90% 95%
Further Mathematics 50% - 50% 100% 100% 100%
Music - 67% 67% 100% 100% 100%
Photography - 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Physics - 25% 25% 75% 75% 100%
Psychology 17% 50% 67% 67% 67% 83%
Religious Studies - - - 20% 60% 100%
Spanish - 50% 50% 50% 50% 100%
Textile Design - - - 50% 100% 100%
40%
A* (9-8) grades
GCSE
61%
A*/A (9-7) grades
GCSE

GCSE Results 2019

GCSE student collecting resultsSt Mary’s girls, Cambridge proved again that #yesshecan with a stellar set of 2019 GCSE results, equalling our best ever performance at A* for a second year running, with 40% of grades awarded at A* (9-8).

Building on our 2019 A Level results, success in the visual and performing arts continued unabated:

With strong results across the curriculum, additional subject highlights included:

At St Mary's success is about achieving academic excellence alongside a much wider set of values and attitudes that sit at the heart of our ethos as a Mary Ward School.

Our 2019 GCSE results represent the hard work of our students, the dedication of our teachers and the invaluable support of our parents. We look forward to encouraging the ambitions of our girls as they enter our Sixth Form to begin the next exciting stage of their education.

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GCSE results breakdown

2019 (I)GCSE results

% of grades awarded at each level

Subject

% Grade 9-8 (A*)

% Grades 9-7 (A*/A) %Grades 9-5 (A*-B) % Grades 9-1
English Language 33% 54% 97% 100%
English Literature 34% 59% 99% 100%
Mathematics 27% 47% 78% 100%
Art and Design 48% 61% 91% 100%
Biology 64% 79% 100% 100%
Mandarin Chinese 50% 100% 100% 100%
Chemistry 45% 69% 90% 100%
Classical Civilisation 33% 33% 100% 100%
Greek 100% 100% 100% 100%
Computer Science 43% 43% 100% 100%
Drama 64% 68% 96% 100%
Food Preparation and Nutrition 29% 29% 100% 100%
French 12% 38% 88% 100%
Geography 53% 83% 100% 100%
German 44% 67% 100% 100%
History 57% 77% 91% 100%
Latin 38% 63% 100% 100%
Additional Mathematics N/A 72% 100% 100%
Music 83% 100% 100% 100%
Physics 55% 74% 90% 100%
Religious Studies 51% 65% 94% 100%
Science (Double) 19% 28% 81% 100%
Science (Double) 14% 25% 67% 100%
Spanish 29% 67% 100% 100%
Textile Design 52% 90% 100% 100%

 

2018 (I)GCSE results

% of grades awarded at each level

Subject

% Grade 9-8 (A*)

% Grades 9-7 (A*/A) %Grades 9-5 (A*-B) % Grades 9-1
English Language 22% 51% 94% 100%
English Literature 28% 56% 96% 100%
Mathematics 21% 34% 80% 100%
Art and Design 21% 41% 87% 100%
Biology 57% 77% 95% 100%
Mandarin Chinese 71% 86% 86% 100%
Chemistry 52% 75% 93% 100%
Classical Civilisation 7% 43% 64% 100%
Greek 50% 100% 100% 100%
Computer Science 50% 50% 100% 100%
Drama 50% 68% 100% 100%
Food Preparation and Nutrition 30% 77% 100% 100%
French 17% 39% 80% 100%
Geography 47% 70% 96% 100%
German 17% 67% 67% 100%
History 50% 89% 98% 100%
Latin 88% 88% 100% 100%
Additional Mathematics N/A 75% 100% 100%
Music 100% 100% 100% 100%
Physics 59% 70% 91% 100%
Religious Studies 79% 86% 100% 100%
Science 32% 54% 88% 100%
Science (Additional) 17% 44% 66% 100%
Spanish 52% 82% 88% 100%
Textile Design 37% 84% 95% 100%
51%
A* - A grades
A LEVEL
73%
A* - B grades
A LEVEL
91%
A* - C grades
A LEVEL
40%
A* (9-8) grades
GCSE
61%
A*/A (9-7) grades
GCSE

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Warm congratulations from our Headmistress ...

“As a School that welcomes a broad ability range and works to fulfil the potential of each student, I am delighted by our students’ excellent results, which are a testament to their hard work, as well as the commitment of their parents and our staff. Our class of 2019 leaves St Mary’s equipped with the skills and values they need to pursue an exciting and fulfilling life at university and beyond.” Charlotte Avery, Headmistress

“Teachers really know each student which is really special. It's like no other school that I could have wished for. I’ll really miss the community and my teachers.”

Emily, 3 A*s and 1 A at A Level

“St Mary's encourages you in all aspects of school life: academia, extra-curricular and creative subjects.”

Rosie, 10 9’s and 1 A* at GCSE