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GCSE results 2019: St Mary's School




St Mary’s School for girls, Cambridge proved today that #yesshecan as this year has seen students equal last year’s best ever performance at A* at GCSE with 40 per cent of grades being awarded at A* or equivalent.

Students from St Mary's School in Cambridge celebrate their GCSE results. Picture: Matthew Power Photography
Students from St Mary's School in Cambridge celebrate their GCSE results. Picture: Matthew Power Photography

Building on the success of last week's A-level results, success in the visual and performing arts also continues unabated, as the following results show:

• Drama – 64 per cent at A* or equivalent

• Textiles – 52 per cent A* or equivalent

• Art – 48 per cent A* or equivalent

With additional subjects performing extremely well:

• Biology – 64 per cent A* or equivalent

• Geography – 53 per cent A* or equivalent

Students from St Mary's School in Cambridge celebrate their GCSE results. Picture: Matthew Power Photography
Students from St Mary's School in Cambridge celebrate their GCSE results. Picture: Matthew Power Photography

Rosie Elderton, who achieved 10 grade 9s and one A*, including a subject mark of 234/240 in maths - as well as an A in FSMQ additional maths - was delighted with her results and looks forward to going on to study all STEM subjects at A-level.

Rosie said: “St Mary's encourages you in all aspects of school life: academia, extra-curricular and creative subjects.”

Bella Tam, who has been at St Mary's from St Mary's Junior Reception class - and who achieved seven 9s, two 8s and an A* - said: "I wouldn't go to any other school. I am looking forward to studying here at St Mary's Sixth Form."

Charlotte Avery, headmistress and vice-president of the Girls’ School Association, said: “I am thrilled to be celebrating another year of excellent results with our students.

Students from St Mary's School in Cambridge celebrate their GCSE results. Picture: Matthew Power Photography
Students from St Mary's School in Cambridge celebrate their GCSE results. Picture: Matthew Power Photography

"It is fantastic to see that their hard work, and the dedication of our teaching staff, has been richly rewarded.”

Deputy head (academic), Stephen Seidler, added: “Last week’s A-level results saw our students head off on exciting paths, from civil engineering at Nottingham to history of art at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

"Today’s GCSE results will enable our students to go on to diverse and inspiring A-level studies and have set them up for future success at university and beyond.”

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