Examination Results

In keeping with tradition and the high expectations of St Mary’s, GCSE and A level results are significantly above the national average. St Mary’s has always sought to offer a first class academic education to girls and outstanding examination results achieved year upon year are testimony to this.

Examination Results: Summer 2013

GCSE

Girls at St Mary’s Worcester achieved an excellent set of GCSE results with 94% of candidates attaining five or more GCSEs with grades A* to C.  Nationally this figure was 68%.

Overall just over half of all grades were A* to A (53%) and nearly three quarters (73%) A* to B. In Maths and English Language, where nationally results have seen a decline, 94% of St Mary’s pupils achieved A* to C.

Once again, St Mary’s girls demonstrated that they are equally at home in the sciences as they are in the arts with 100% of grades in Chemistry, Biology, Art and English Literature at A* to A.

A Level

Students at St Mary’s Worcester achieved an excellent set of A level results with a 100% pass rate overall and 86% of grades at A* to C

  • Students excelled in the traditionally male dominated subjects of Maths and Science with 100% of grades in Maths at A* to A and 100% A* to B in Chemistry
  • 100% of grades in Art and History were A
  • 100% of grades in Latin, Drama, Music and French were A* to B

Examination Results: Summer 2012

GCSE


Girls at St Mary’s Worcester achieved an excellent set of GCSE results with 96% of candidates attaining five or more GCSEs with grades A* to C.  

90% of all grades were A* to C with just under half (48%) at A* to A and 71% at A* to B. There were some exceptional individual performances too with 27% of girls achieving A* or As in 10 or more subjects.  

In the traditionally ‘male’ dominated subjects, such as Science and ICT, St Mary’s girls delivered a particularly strong set of results.   In Biology, Chemistry and Physics 100% of grades were at A* to A and in ICT 100% of grades were at A* to B. 

A level

2012 saw the girls achieve the school's best A level results for eight years.  

  • 100% of students passed their A-levels with grades A* to C 
  • An impressive 70% of grades were A* or A.  In 2011 this figure was 40%
  • 95% of grades were at A* to B
  • All students gained a place in the university of their choice

A league table of independent schools published in the Daily Telegraph placed us as the top school in Worcestershire and the second best small independent school in the country.  

Ranking of Independent Schools August 2012 (1)

Ranking of Smaller Independent Schools August 2012 (1)

Examination Results: Summer 2011

Girls at St Mary’s Worcester achieved an excellent set of GCSE results with 97% of candidates attaining five or more GCSEs at A* to C. Just over half (53%) of all grades were at A* to A compared to the national average of 23%.There were some exceptional individual performances too with 20% of candidates achieving A* or As in all 10 of the subjects they studied.

In the traditionally ‘male’ dominated subjects, such as Science and ICT, St Mary’s girls delivered a particularly strong set of results. In Biology, Chemistry and Physics 100% of grades were at A* to B with a staggering 88% at A* to A. In ICT 100% of grades were at A* to B.

St Mary’s girls also demonstrated excellence in the creative subjects with 100% of grades in Art and Textiles at A* to B and 80% of all grades in Music at A*.

At A level students gained a 100% pass rate at A-level with 93% of the grades at A* to C and 87% at A* to B, representing a 41% increase on 2010’s results.  These results placed St Mary's in the top 1% of schools nationally by the value added measure. 

Examination Results: Summer 2010

We are very proud of our GCSE students who have achieved a wonderful set of GCSE results. 89% of girls gained 5 or more GCSEs (Grades A*-C) with 57% of all grades being A*-A. 33% of girls achieved A*-A in ten or more subjects with one girl also achieving an A grade at AS level in music which she took one year early.

In this, the first year of awarding A* at A-lev el, we are delighted that St Mary’s girls achieved a 100% pass rate at A*-E and 85% at A*-C. An impressive 15% of grades were at A*- A, with one pupil achieving one A* and three A grades. In a year which has seen such strong competition for places at universities, congratulations must go to all our pupils who have gained a place in their first choice of university.

Examination Results: Summer 2009

95% of girls gained 5 or more GCSEs (Grades A* - C), with the majority of the cohort (70%) achieving up to 11 GCSEs. 100% of students taking Religious Studies a year early gained Grade B or above and 82% gained Grade A* or A.

At A level the pass rate was 100% with 90% of all passes at Grades A - C and 54% of all passes at Grades A/B. A number of girls gained 4 A level passes. At AS level, the pass rate was 90% with 60% of all passes at Grades A - C and 36% at Grades A/B.

Examination Results: Summer 2008

100% of girls gained 5 or more GCSE's (Grades A* – C) with an impressive 91% of the Year 11 cohort gaining 8 or more GCSE's at A* – C grade. 76% of all passes were at A*/A or B grade. 100% of students taking Religious Studies a year early gained Grade B or above and 90% gained Grade A* or A.

At A level the pass rate was 97% with 54% of all passes at A/B grade and 74% of all passes at grades A – C. At both GCSE and A level there were girls who performed exceptionally well.

Examination Results: Summer 2007

100% of girls gained 5 or more GCSE's (Grades A – C) with an impressive 95% of the Year 11 GCSE cohort gaining 9 or more GCSE's at A* - C grade. 78% of all passes were at A*/A or B grade. A remarkable 73% of Year 10 students who between them took 40 full GCSE's a year early achieved grades A*/A or B. GCSE Spanish results were outstanding with one 11 year old girl in Year 7 gaining an A* and two girls in Year 12 gaining A* after only a year’s tuition. At A level the pass rate was 97% with 55% of all passes at A/B grade and 80% of all passes at grades A – C. At both GCSE and A level, there were girls who achieved exceptional performance with a glut of straight A grades.


Summary

The School’s consistent high performance in public examinations reflects the hard work and dedication of the girls towards their studies, and the excellent, individualised teaching offered by the school. Each girl has been enabled to maximise her own potential in an all-girl learning environment whilst at the same time benefiting from the wide-ranging extra curricular and enrichment activities on offer.