GCSE results day 2023: St Mary’s Senior School
Students at St Mary’s Senior School are celebrating after receiving an impressive set of GCSE examination results, with 90 per cent of grades awarded at 9-5 and 65 per cent at 9-7.
St Mary’s students rose to the challenge of the return of exams, with 97 per cent of grades awarded between 9 and 4.
Students achieved particularly strong performances in English language and English literature, the sciences, Spanish, Latin, art and food preparation and nutrition. In each of these subject areas the 9-8 pass rate was higher than in 2019.
Dr Paddy Wallace, deputy head (academic), said: “We are incredibly proud of our 2023 GCSE cohort and the outstanding set of results they have secured. The outcomes achieved reflect the girls’ conscientiousness and their determination to succeed in all that they do. They are also a testament to the dedication of our first-class teaching team, and the strong support provided by our parent community. Congratulations to the class of 2023!”
Headmistress Charlotte Avery said: “As a High Performance Learning (HPL) School, we teach our students to understand how they learn as well as what they learn. With skills such as collaboration, risk-taking, independent thinking and perseverance harnessed across the curriculum – the result is excellent academic outcomes, as well as young adults who are prepared for study, work, and life.
“We’d like to congratulate all our Year 11 girls on their success, and we look forward to welcoming many of them back to start their A-level journey with St Mary’s in September.”