Inspiring futures begin at St Mary’s School

Inspiring futures begin at St Mary’s School

16 August 2018

Students at St Mary’s Sixth Form, Cambridge are yet again celebrating A Level results that will transform their inspiring future ambitions into reality.

St Mary’s excels in encouraging students across a wide ability range to discover and fulfil their unique talents. The class of 2018 achieved 45% A*/A grades and 68% A*- B grades in diverse subjects that reflect the individual aspirations of each student.

Alongside top grades for STEM students, highlights include exceptional results in Languages, Economics and the Arts:

– 100% A* grades in Photography
– 100% A*/A grades in Music
– 100% A* – B grades in Art, Drama, Spanish, French and Economics

“We empower girls to aim high, to follow their dreams as they make their way in the world. This year’s Upper Sixth depart St Mary’s as creative, confident young women – ready to pursue a myriad of inspiring paths. I look forward to hearing all about their future achievements.” Charlotte Avery, Headmistress

Looking to the future

When it comes to the future, St Mary’s girls dream big – from medicine and law to engineering and the creative arts – each year, career plans reflect the individuality, confidence and drive of each student.

A* and A grades in STEM subjects will see students embarking on courses at top universities, including Physics at Oxford, Biological Sciences at Durham, Veterinary Science at the Royal Veterinary College, Chemical Engineering at Imperial and Medicine at Bristol.

With a host of other exciting leaver destinations – from Economics at LSE and History at Leeds, to Computer Science at Aston, Architecture at Manchester, History and Politics at Warwick and English at Nottingham – there is much to celebrate.

Ruth Taylor, Head of Sixth Form comments: “In Sixth Form we offer a supportive setting, tailored to meet student needs and focused on encouraging intellectual and social confidence. This year’s A Level results reflect the hard work of our students, as well as the commitment of their teachers and parents.”

Natasha C-C., Head Girl, reflects: “I’ve been aiming to study at the Royal Veterinary College since Year 9. St Mary’s has encouraged and supported me to pursue my goal every step of the way.”

Henrietta McF., an accomplished violinist who will study Music at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, comments: “The music department is pretty amazing at St Mary’s and they have been enthusiastic from the get-go. As Music Captain, I was pleased to give something back to the school by running a string quartet for younger students. I’m delighted to have a place at Cambridge – my teachers encouraged me to apply and were so helpful with the entire application process. For the future, I want to keep up my performing, alongside building a broad academic grounding.”

Flores W., who will read Modern Languages at Exeter, has balanced her studies with representing the GB sailing team, competing at international level. Reflecting on her achievement, she said: “I train every day for sailing, so fitting in studying has been a blur. The Upper Sixth has been my favourite year so far at St Mary’s – I enjoyed studying languages and my teachers were inspiring. I’m looking forward to studying at Exeter, particularly as they offer a High Performance Programme for athletes and long-term I’m considering a career in the Diplomatic Service.”


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