Principal praises ‘outstanding progress’ during turbulent times
The Principal of The Marist School in Sunninghill, has praised Year 11 students on an outstanding set of results in a turbulent year.
20th August 2020 — The Principal of The Marist School in Sunninghill, has praised Year 11 students on an outstanding set of results in a turbulent year.
Mrs Jo Smith said, “I am particularly proud of our GCSE students this year. By showing commitment and hard work throughout the two years of their course, they have achieved outstanding results of which they should be very proud. The girls have demonstrated life skills during this time that are so relevant to this generation such as independent study, resilience and commitment. They continued working so hard throughout the lockdown period during which time we offered a full teaching programme, maintained to the end of term. New for this year, we provided a ‘Year 11 Transition Programme’ which offered a realistic experience of A level study expected and therefore they will be one step ahead when they begin their Sixth Form studies. They are now ready with a set of outstanding grades to pursue the next stage of their education.
The trend of our results will show that we are in line with previous years and the integrity of our rigorous process for allocating Centre Assessed Grades is real and true with students achieving 16% Grade 9 and 65% Grades 9-7. Our progress is also in line with previous years showing that students at The Marist continue to achieve almost 1 grade higher than the national expectation.”
Resilient students receive outstanding A Level grades
The Marist School, Sunninghill, marks another year of outstanding A Level results with 55% of grades achieved at A*-A and 80% A*-B. 30% of students achieved straight A*-A grades.
13th August 2020 — The Marist School, Sunninghill, marks another year of outstanding A Level results with 55% of grades achieved at A*-A and 80% A*-B. 30% of students achieved straight A*-A grades.
Our growing, yet still personal Sixth Form, offers young women a wide range of subjects to study at A Level from Psychology and Business Studies to Government & Politics and Photography. Across the 24 subjects offered at A Level, all subjects performed exceptionally well with top results achieved in Maths and English Literature alongside 100% A*-A grades in Economics and 100% A-B grades in Philosophy & Ethics.
Exceptional grades were also achieved for the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) with 100% A*-A grades.
Mrs Jo Smith, Principal of The Marist School said,
“After such an unprecedented year, when the traditional rite of passage provided by examinations didn’t happen, our students were unsure of what to expect. Despite the circumstances, this year’s A Level results are once again outstanding, continuing The Marist’s tradition of excellence in progress and achievement.
Students have all worked so hard over the past two years to achieve their goals; even as we entered lockdown, the girls’ commitment to learning was excellent and their determination to succeed remained constant. During the latter part of the summer term, students participated in a University Bridging Programme linked to their degree choice in order to prepare them for university life.
This year’s Year 13 cohort are incredibly determined, committed and hardworking young women who are ready to move on to the next stage of their lives. They thoroughly deserve their outstanding grades and I am extremely proud of each and every one of them.”
Please note: Photo taken before lockdown.
19/08/2020: This story was published prior to the Government's announcement - the results will change and will be reported when available.
In the build-up to the festive season, The Marist School in Sunninghill has donated over £550 plus several crates of food to The Trussell Trust Foodbank in Bracknell.
19th December 2019 — In the build-up to the festive season, The Marist School in Sunninghill has donated over £550 plus several crates of food to The Trussell Trust Foodbank in Bracknell.
As part of the school’s annual Christmas Fayre in November, pupils, parents and staff came together to collect monetary and food donations for the local foodbank, which is supported by The Trussell Trust. Founded in 1997, The Trussell Trust support over 1,200 foodbank centres across the UK whilst campaigning for change to end hunger and poverty in the UK.
Last week, Mrs Joanna Parsons, Co-Chair of The Marist Friends Parent Committee, who organised this year’s Christmas Fayre, delivered the donations to the foodbank alongside some of The Marist School’s Year 8 pupils.
Supporting the initiative, Principal of The Marist School, Mrs Joanne Smith, said:
“One of the core foundations of The Marist is helping those less fortunate than ourselves and I am delighted to witness our Marist community come together and demonstrate this by supporting such a worthwhile and local cause. Giving back is something that we instil in our pupils across the school and I hope that our contributions help support families in need this Christmas.”
Young photographers from The Marist School, Sunninghill, have achieved photography success in the Rotary Young Photographer of the Year 2019 competition.
18th September 2019 — Young photographers from The Marist School, Sunninghill, have achieved photography success in the Rotary Young Photographer of the Year 2019 competition.
This year’s theme was ‘The Beauty of Nature’ and in the local Ascot round of the competition, Year 10 student Danella was awarded winner of the Intermediate category whilst Year 13 student Alex scooped the top award in the Senior category. Both students then went on to win at the District level with their portfolios entered into the National Finals.
As well as winning the top prizes, Marist pupils celebrated further success by winning the remaining prizes in the Intermediate and Senior categories – a first for the school. Nuria (Year 8) achieved 2nd place in the Intermediate category (local Ascot round) and Madeline (Year 8) placed 3rd in the Intermediate category. In the Senior category, Caitlin (Year 13) was awarded 2nd place and Amalia (Year 11) received 3rd place.
Mrs Tania Bennett, Head of Photography at The Marist School said:
“Hot on the heels of our 100% A*-A and 100% 9-6 grades in this year’s A Level and GCSE results in Photography, we are delighted to celebrate the success achieved in this year’s Young Photographer of the Year competition. It is fantastic to see our students’ creative talents recognised on a local, regional and national level and a special congratulations must go to Danella and Alex on reaching the National Finals.”
Sterling GCSE Results Again For The Marist School, Sunninghill
Latin, Business and Physical Education were the stand out subjects this year at The Marist School in Sunninghill with each subject gaining the highest numbers of 9 grades across the board.
22nd August 2019 — Latin, Business and Physical Education were the stand out subjects this year at The Marist School in Sunninghill with each subject gaining the highest numbers of 9 grades across the board.
Karl McCloskey, Principal of The Marist School said, “On the back of stellar A level results, in which we are one of the top performing Catholic Independent Day Schools for Girls, we delight in the attainment of our GCSE students today. It’s another academically strong year for Marist girls with 99.5% achieving 9-4 grades and over 50% achieving grades 9-7. English Literature has received bad press recently but with 35% of grades in English Literature and Language scoring the top mark of 9, we spectacularly bucked the trend! Art is another forte with the school GCSE artists celebrating today with 89% of art exams graded 9-7.”
He added: “The GCSE curriculum at The Marist offers students the opportunity to choose from twenty-four different subjects and our small class sizes provides students with high-quality teaching and personalised support. We believe this, along with our values based approach and strong pastoral care enables our girls to excel and fully achieve their potential.”
Girls who deserve a particular commendation are;
• Josephine D. took 12 GCSEs and achieved four 9s, four 8s, three 7s and one 5 grade
• Amalia D. took 11 GCSEs and achieved five 9s, three 8s, one 7 and 2 6s.
• Eloise S. took 11 GCSEs and achieved four 9s, four 8s and three 7 grades
• Madeleine S. took 11 GCSEs and achieved three 9s, six 8s, one 7 and one 6
• Eve D. took 11 GCSEs and achieved three 9s, five 8s and three 7s
England U19 Netball Star Nets Straight A* in STEM Subjects
U19, England netball player, Suzie Liverseidge, student at The Marist School, Sunninghill has achieved 3 A* in Maths, Further Maths and Biology in addition to representing England in the U19 netball team.
15th August 2019 — U19, England netball player, Suzie Liverseidge, student at The Marist School, Sunninghill has achieved 3 A* in Maths, Further Maths and Biology in addition to representing England in the U19 netball team. Alongside an intensive 6 days a week training schedule, Suzie has secured the top grades possible and will go on to study Sports Technology at Loughborough University in September. During the two year A level study period, Suzie also completed sporting tours to Australia and New Zealand thereby proving her commitment to both academia and elite sports.
Suzie said; “The support The Marist has given me in achieving my dreams has been incredible. I am absolutely delighted and cannot wait to start my first choice course at Loughborough!”.
This year’s A level results have been another exceptional year for The Marist with 21% of grades achieved at A*, 52% at A*-A and 81% A*-B. Across the board, 100% of grades were A* in English Literature, Maths and Further Maths. Furthermore, 100% A*-A grades were achieved in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Photography, French, Philosophy and Ethics.
Top achievers include;
Eilidh Q. 1 A*, 2 A and 1 B and A* grade EPQ
Head Girl Naoise C. 2 A*, 1A and A* grade EPQ
Sophie E. 1 A*, 2 A and A* grade EPQ
Poppy H. 1 A*, 2 A and A grade EPQ
Head Girl Claudia S. 3 A and A grade EPQ
Mr Karl McCloskey, Principal of The Marist School said, “The results this year are outstanding and I am extremely proud of each and every girl who has achieved their potential this year. To end my time as Principal of The Marist School on such a high note is immensely satisfying and I thank all staff and parents for their unwavering support and commitment to the girls.”