Consistently outstanding performance at A*

22 Aug 2019 | St Mary's School Cambridge |

St Mary’s girls, Cambridge proved today that #yesshecan - this year has seen our girls equal last year’s best-ever performance at A* at GCSE with 40% of grades being awarded at A* or equivalent.

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Building on success in our A Level results last week, success in the visual and performing arts also continues unabated:

- Drama – 64% at A* or equivalent

- Textiles – 52% A* or equivalent

- Art – 48% A* or equivalent

With additional subjects performing extremely well:

- Biology – 64% A* or equivalent

- Geography – 53% A* or equivalent

Rosie Elderton, who achieved 10 9’s and 1 A*, including a subject mark of 234/240 in Maths, as well as an A in FSMQ Additional Maths, was delighted with her results and looks forward to going on to study all STEM subjects at A Level. Rosie commented: “St Mary's encourages you in all aspects of school life: academia, extra-curricular and creative subjects.”

Bella Tam, who has been at St Mary's from St Mary's Junior Reception class and who achieved seven 9's, two 8's and an A*, said: "I wouldn't go to any other school. I am looking forward to studying here at St Mary's Sixth Form."

For us, success is not limited to exam results, it 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. From confidence, collaboration and risk-taking to concern for society and perseverance - we develop a broad, evidence-based set of skills that prepare our girls for study, work and life.

Charlotte Avery, Headmistress and Vice-President of the Girls’ School Association, said: “I am thrilled to be celebrating another year of excellent results with our students. It is fantastic to see that their hard work, and the dedication of our teaching staff, has been richly rewarded.”

Deputy Head (Academic), Stephen Seidler, commented: “Last week’s A Level results saw our students head off on exciting paths, from Civil Engineering at Nottingham to History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Today’s GCSE results will enable our students to go on to diverse and inspiring A Level studies and have set them up for future success at university and beyond.”

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About St Mary's School Cambridge

St Mary’s School, Cambridge offers a safe and secure learning environment for girls. A Christian school run in the Catholic tradition and founded on the principles of Mary Ward, we have a unique approach to education and an atmosphere which fosters a love of life and learning, while growing the academic talents and spiritual wellbeing of each individual girl, from within.

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