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A-Level Results Day 2020: St Mary's Sixth Form, Cambridge

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Charlotte Avery, headteacher at St Mary's School
Charlotte Avery, headteacher at St Mary's School

St Mary’s Sixth Form, Cambridge has seen its best results at grades A*-A since 2012.

Its students have achieved 22 per cent of grades at A*, and 52 per cent of grades awarded at A*-A.

Head of sixth form Ruth Taylor said: “I’m so proud to see this year’s leavers forging ahead to pursue their ambitions with such determination.

“With strong academic results matched by great strength of character, I’m excited to see what they all achieve next.”

Charlotte Avery, headmistress of St Mary’s School, said: “I am so proud that yet again our students have achieved outstanding results, especially in the face of, and in despite of, the challenges that this year has brought.

“This year has brought many of our core values to the fore, such as friendship, community and hope.

“Our 2020 leavers have demonstrated these values so brilliantly. I commend them on being true St Mary’s girls.”

St Mary's Sixth Form student Molly Punshon. Picture: St Mary's School (40430431)
St Mary's Sixth Form student Molly Punshon. Picture: St Mary's School (40430431)

It is celebrating the resilience and optimism students have shown by what the pandemic has caused by calling the class of 2020 ‘All Stars’ as, supported by teachers, they embraced a rapid shift to remote learning and have been proactively preparing for university level study. Reflecting on the past few months and her time at St Mary’s, head girl at St Mary’s, Molly Punshon said: “I am so glad that all those years ago I chose to go to St Mary's.

“Not only has it enabled me to achieve fantastic GCSE and A Level results, critical to the next step in my education, but it has also given me some of the most enjoyable, wonderful years of my life!

“Though I have now officially left St Mary's, I still feel part of the most extraordinary community and it has amazed me how that community has really pulled together over the difficult last few months.”

Leaver destinations for 2020 include medicine at UEA, law and Spanish at Bristol, engineering at UCL, history at York and conservation biology and ecology at Exeter.

St Mary's Sixth Form student Punyanuch Imamnuaysup. Picture: St Mary's School (40430434)
St Mary's Sixth Form student Punyanuch Imamnuaysup. Picture: St Mary's School (40430434)

Punyanuch Imamnuaysup, who is leaving St Mary’s with 2 A*s and an A, said: “My time at St Mary’s was very memorable. This community has always been very supportive to me during my years here.”

Maria Kamara, head boarder who leaves St Mary’s to study medicine at the University of Exeter, said: “My time at St Mary’s has been filled with so many opportunities and unforgettable memories.

“I have been given lots of support and encouragement from my amazing teachers through additional help when required and I have certainly seen myself grow academically.

“Most importantly, I have made life-long friends who have made my experience all the more special.”

Results in full:

  • 22% of grades awarded at A*
  • 52% of grades awarded at A*-A
  • 73% of grades awarded at A*-B
  • 90% of grades awarded at A*-C
  • 99% of grades awarded at A*-E

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