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GCSE results day 2020: St Mary’s School students achieve 45% A* grades



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St Mary's student Eliza Murphy
St Mary's student Eliza Murphy

St Mary’s School in Cambridge said it was proud the resilience of its pupils had shone through as they revealed strong GCSE results.

The school said its headline GCSE results for 2020 were:

  • 45% A* grades (9-8)
  • 66% A*-A grades (9-7)
  • 95% A*-B grades (9-5)
  • 99% A*-C grades (9-4)

It added that results were strong across the board, from languages to sciences:

  • 88% achieved A* in music, 75% achieved A* in Mandarin, and 68% achieved A* in biology
  • 100% achieved A*-A in Latin language, 86% achieved A*-A in geography and 84% achieved A*-A in biology, chemistry and physics

A spokesperson for the school said: “Alongside celebrating academic successes today, we would also like to pay tribute to all the other qualities these amazing young people have shown us. In an uncertain and rapidly changing world, results alone are not enough – it is character that will enable our girls go on to achieve their ambitions in the coming years.”

Among the top performers at St Mary’s was Eliza Murphy who gained 11 9s (equivalent to high A*s).

Eliza, who will be going on to the school’s sixth-form, said: “I am so grateful for the wonderful community and incredibly supportive teachers that have enabled me to achieve my goals. My A-level choices are English, history, Latin and rheology and I can’t wait to get started in September.”

St Mary’s headmistress, Charlotte Avery , said: “I am so proud of each and every one of our students today. They reacted to the Covid-19 curveball with resilience and brilliance. As our classrooms were replaced by remote learning, our girls surprised us with the creative and innovative ways they found to work collaboratively and to connect as a community.

“I look forward to seeing what these amazing young people achieve next.”

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