Our best performance ever at A* - St Mary’s School, Cambridge - Girls' Schools Association

Our best performance ever at A* – St Mary’s School, Cambridge

Our best performance ever at A* – St Mary’s School, Cambridge

23 August 2018

Our best performance ever at A*

Record percentage of St Mary’s School, Cambridge students get A*s

St Mary’s girls, Cambridge proved today that #yesshecan with recording-breaking GCSE results. A summary of their achievements are as follows:

· 40% at A* or equivalent

· 63% of grades at A*/A or equivalent

· 90% of grades at A*-B or equivalent

· 40% of girls achieved 8 or more A*/A or equivalent

We are delighted that this year has seen our best ever performance at A*, with 40% of grades awarded at A* or equivalent, an increase of 7% on last year – bucking the national trend that has seen a dip in grades awarded at the highest levels in recent years.

St Mary’s is also proud to going against the grain when it comes to students taking modern languages: whilst those taking languages nationally is in sharp decline, down nearly a quarter in four years, St Mary’s students have excelled across a range of languages:

· Latin – 100% A* or equivalent

· Mandarin as a Foreign Language – 86% A*/A or equivalent, in our first year of entry

· Spanish – 82% A*/A or equivalent

Building on success in our A Level results last week, success in humanities subjects and the Creative Arts also continues unabated:

· Music – 100% A* or equivalent

· History – 89% A*/A or equivalent

· Religious Studies – 86% A*/A or equivalent

· Textiles – 84% A*/A or equivalent

At St Mary’s, we believe that student well-being is key, so the School is also pleased to have received excellent Physical Education results, with 100% of grades awarded at A*/A or equivalent.

Charlotte Avery, Headmistress and Vice-President of the Girls’ School Association, said: “I am incredibly proud of all our students this morning for all that they have achieved and for their hard work throughout the year. I would also like to thank our wonderful teachers and parents, whose constant support has inspired our girls to achieve highly in their GCSEs. Each girl at St Mary’s is valued for her individuality and unique potential, and we support each and every student in achieving their full potential. These excellent results are particularly notable given our wide ability intake, and will stand our students in good stead as they go forward to a diverse range of exciting A Level studies.”

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