Public Exam Results

Public Exam Results

2016 GCSE Results

What a delight to see the smiling faces of our St Mary’s girls this morning as they opened their GCSE results. All of our girls once again achieved those crucial A* – C grades in six or more subjects. Over 50% of the girls achieved A* – B in at least 6 subjects and more than two thirds of the results were graded A* – B.  There were success stories across the board but particular congratulations to the History department who took the decision to move to IGCSE this year and achieved 75% A*/A.  Additionally,  English, Biology,  Religious Studies, Food Technology and Art and Design recorded more than 70% of all papers at A* – B grades. Congratulations to those girls who achieved straight A* and A grades in their subjects, and also to those who worked hard to achieve results far above their expectations.  Mrs Ross, the Headmistress commented, “I am so pleased for our girls.  They worked really hard and remained focused throughout their GCSE studies.  I am delighted to see their commitment and determination being so amply rewarded.  Congratulations also to my very talented and dedicated team of teachers for whom this is equally a fitting tribute.”

GCSEs by subject

2016 A level Results

Many congratulations to all of our Year 13s who achieved a very impressive set of A-Level results. With a 100% pass rate (A* – E) and 82% of results graded at A* to C there was good cause for celebration. 62% of the overall grades were A*- B and nearly half of all the girls gained A* – B grades for all of their subjects. French, German, Art and Design and Physics all recorded 100% A* – B grades. The girls are now looking forward to going to a wide range of universities such as UCL, Exeter, Bristol, Birmingham, University of Arts London, Oxford Brookes, and York, reading a very diverse range of subjects including Pharmacology, History of Art, Architecture, Creative Advertising and Biochemistry.

The Extended Project Qualification results continued the success of previous years with all projects again being awarded A* or A.

AS Level results were also very strong with 77% graded A – B. Particular congratulations to our Year 9 and 10 girls who sat AS papers and all achieved A or B grades.

A levels by subject

Please see below for subjects and University places for this year:

Subject University/College
Architecture University College London
Biochemistry Bristol University
Creative Advertising Falmouth
Criminology with Sociology Nottingham Trent
English Liverpool John Moores University
Events Management Cardiff Metropolitan University
Geography Exeter University
Geography Liverpool Hope University
Graphic & Media Design University of the Arts, London
History York University
History of Art University College London
Information Technology Management for Business Oxford Brookes
International Relations with German Birmingham University
Mathematics with Finance Brighton University
Modern Languages Exeter University
Pharmacology Southampton University
Politics Bournemouth University
Psychology Bournemouth University
Psychology Sussex University
Psychology with Criminology Loughborough University
Psychology with Criminology Nottingham Trent

2015 11+ Results

We are very proud of our current Year 6 girls who achieved an admirable 85% pass rate in the Buckinghamshire County 11+ examinations.

St Mary’s has consistently achieved excellent academic results in both GCSEs and A levels.

A level Results 2015

Many congratulations to our Year 13 girls who received the results of their A2 examinations this morning. Once again they achieved their goals, with just over 25% of all grades awarded being at A*/A and 56.4% at A*/A/B and with re-marks underway these will undoubtedly go up over the coming days. Particular congratulations to Sophie Pelton who achieved straight As in Geography, History and Philosophy & Ethics and now goes on to study Law with Criminology at Manchester University, as well as Rebecca Thorne who achieved outstanding results with A* across the board in Chemistry, Maths and Philosophy & Ethics. Rebecca is taking a year out to complete a further A level in Art and will be working with our Science Department during her gap year. Anusha Dinakara Babu was true to the St Mary’s ethos of ‘going for gold’ and, not satisfied with her already very good grades in 2014, this year achieved A grades in Chemistry and Physics to add to the A she achieved in Maths last year. She will now go on to study Chemistry at University College London.
This is just a taste of the fantastic achievements of our girls, too many to mention individually, and we are immensely proud of them all. We wish them every success and happiness as they move on to the next stages of their lives.

GCSE Results 2015

Our cup ranneth over this morning as we watched our girls open their GCSE results to find that their hard work and determination had been so richly rewarded!  37%  achieved A*/A in 8 or more subjects.  As some of the girls are awaiting their results by post we cannot name them all but a particular mention for Anu Chahal who achieved 10 A*s and one A,  Yedi Barkeji 4A* and 6 As!  Sophie Fisher, Alice Hall, and Reema Sandhu, again A*/A in 9 subjects and many more girls in 8.  All of our girls achieved the magical A*- C in 5 or more subjects –  indeed  46 % of all grades awarded were actually at A*/A and 78% A* – B!  These fantastic young women can now move on to the next stage of their education with confidence and pride!

A level Results 2014

There was much rejoicing as the girls opened their A level results in August to see their hard work for the past two years rewarded with grades to be proud of! Once again they achieved a 100% pass rate at A2, with 63.8% of all grades awarded at A*-B and 91.4* at A* – C with all the girls who wished to embark on a degree course securing firm places at the universities of their choice. Many congratulations to them all and our thanks to their parents and their teachers for all their support in helping the girls achieve their dreams!

Mrs Ross applauded their success.“It has been a particularly tense time for Sixth Formers across the country with the abolition of January modules, the varying opinions as to the knock on effect that this might have on results, and media speculation as to whether or not Universities would lower their offers if this happened. I am delighted to see that it has all turned out so well for our girls and grateful to their teachers and parents for the support and encouragement they have given them throughout.

Just some of the highlights which must be mentioned are Genevieve who goes on to study French and Latin at Exeter with grades of A* and two As.  Our Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl both achieved grades A*, A and B.  Emily is heading off to Exeter to study History and Hannah to Nottingham to study Theology and Religious Studies.  Other girls are embarking on courses which include Biomedical Science, Biochemistry, English, Psychology and International Business Studies at universities as diverse as Royal Holloway, Leeds, Birmingham and Oxford Brookes.  I would like to give a special mention to Emily who has secured a place to study Automotive Engineering at Loughborough.  We need more female engineers and I am delighted that we have a St Mary’s girl on her way to becoming one!”

GCSE Results 2014

Huge congratulations to our brilliant Year 11 girls on an outstanding set of GCSE results! Almost half of the grades achieved by them (49.4%) were A* and A with 84.5% at A*-B. Mrs Ross was over the moon.

“I am absolutely thrilled for these girls. They have been an incredible year group all the way along and have worked so hard and so enthusiastically. It is wonderful to see them getting the grades they so richly deserve. I am sure that they would also wish me to thank their teachers for their inspirational support and guidance, as well as their parents whose support has been exceptional. I hope that all the girls have a great time celebrating!”

A-Level Results 2013

Girls at St. Mary’s School achieved excellent A Level results this year, with 100% pass rates at AS and A2 level. 42.5% of the grades achieved were at A* or A.

Helena Pickford achieved 3 A* grades and will be reading Chemistry at Oxford. Alice Russell gained 2 A* and 1 A grade and will also be taking Chemistry at Oxford University.

Our A* grades increased to 19% of all grades this year (up from 16% last year) despite a drop in A* grades in the National results (down to 7.6% from 7.9%).

All the girls taking Economics gained A* grades and in Chemistry, Physics, Spanish and Geography, all the students gained A* or A grades. The girls going on to University this year have now secured their places.

Headmistress, Jean Ross said “These results are a real tribute to the hard work of girls and staff and to the crucial support of their parents. They can now move on to the next stage of their education with confidence and I know that they will continue to do well in whatever they do”.

Congratulations to all of them. We look forward to hearing about your time at university when you come back to visit.

GCSE Results 2013

Mrs Ross, Headmistress, was again delighted by the excellent examination results achieved by St. Mary’s girls this year.

“There were more smiling faces this morning as St. Mary’s Year 11 girls opened their results and lots of tears – of joy!

Despite the reservations expressed by many of the media that morning, all of our girls achieved and in many cases exceeded, their predicted grades.We are so delighted for all our girls who worked so hard to reach such great heights. Well done!”

41% of all grades achieved were A/A*. A fantastic achievement. Almost 80% of the grades were A* to B and there were particularly good results in the three Sciences, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, where all the results were A* to B and in Spanish where all the grades were A* or A.

Several girls arrived in in Festival gear to collect their results before setting off to celebrate in Reading. We hope they all had a wonderful time and didn’t get too wet!

St Mary’s has consistently achieved excellent academic results in both GCSEs and A Levels.

2012 GCSEs

In 2012, our students achieved an average of 9.9 GCSEs each.

Overall GCSE results

25 % A* grade
56 % A* or A grade
81 % A*, A or B grades
There were some outstanding results by subject; 100% of the grades in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Spanish were A* or A. The introduction of the iGCSE in Information Technology was also very successful with 59% of the results being A* or A and 88% being A* to B.

2012 A levels

The A level students achieved a magnificent 100% pass rate overall. The girls have all achieved their university places and are going on to a range of degree courses, including English, Economics, Medicine, Physics, Journalism and Biology at universities including Southampton, Imperial College, Oxford, Royal Holloway, Exeter and Cardiff.

Overall A Level results

16% A* grades
49 % A* or A grades
90 % A*, A or B grades


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