20 August 2020
Another year of successful GCSE results was celebrated at the Senior School on Thursday 20 August, with small groups of students being welcomed back to school to collect their results.
Despite the cancellation of exams and closure of schools, the results for St Mary’s truly reflect the hard work and commitment of both students and their teaching staff.
The results are very much in line with previous years. 96% of all candidates achieved five or more GCSEs of Grade 4 and above, including Maths and English. With 100% pass rate in 22 subjects: English Literature, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Combined Science, French, German, Spanish, Art, Classics, Drama, Geography, History, Hospitality and Catering, ICT, Latin, Classics, Music, Religious Studies, Textiles and Statistics.
“I am incredibly proud of our girls’ achievement at GCSE, especially as St Mary’s is a non-selective school” said St Mary’s Principal, Mrs Hilary Vipond. “In these difficult times it is only right and proper that the staff who know the girls so well are the ones providing the Centre Assessed Grades, and with a low staff turnover very many of the girls have been taught by the same members of staff for five years. These super results are a reflection of all their hard work, combined with the high quality, tailored education we provide. By giving our students encouragement and support they aim high and are subsequently able to achieve outstanding academic results. At St Mary’s we offer a brilliantly balanced education in a happy and enriching environment.”