Public Examination Results

GCSE LEVELS

2016: The GCSE Level results this year are outstanding, with over half the entries graded A*, 78% graded A*-A and 
24 girls achieving A*-A grades across all of their subjects.  For further information, please click here    

Girls at St Mary's perform consistently well in their GCSE/(I)GCSE Level examinations, as the below table demonstrates.

 

 

A*

A*-A

A*-B

A*-C

A*-E

2016

53

78

93

99

100

2015

46

78

95

99.5

100

2014

32

67

89

99

100

2013

51

77

95

99

100

2012

57

85

96

99

100

2011

50

79

94

99

100

2010

45

72

93

99

100

2009

45

70

89

99

100

2008

47

77

93

99.5

100

2007

47

82

96

100

100

2006

 

76

94.5

99.7

99.7

2005

 

79

96

99.6

100

2004

 

75

97

100

100

2003

 

75

94

99

100

2002

 

76

98

100

100

2001

 

73

94.5

99

100

2000

 

76

97.5

100

100

1999

 

77

96

100

100


A LEVELS 

2016: Girls at St Mary’s Calne have very good reason to celebrate, following another set of superb A Level results, with 15 girls achieving straight A*s and As and over half the entries graded A*-A.

All of the girls who held offers for Oxbridge were successful in gaining their places, not only meeting but exceeding the extremely high grades required.

The impressive results included 100% A*-A grades in Further Maths for the sixth consecutive year (with all Further Mathematicians achieving A*A* in Maths and Further Maths); 100% A*-A grades in Music, 86% A*-A grades in History, 83% A*-A grades in Art, 75% A*-A grades in Latin and 64% A*-A grades in Chemistry.

For further information please click here.

A Level Results 2003-2016

%

A*

A*-A

A*-B

A*-C

2016

21

54

84

97

2015

26

56

88

97

2014

31

66

91 

96 

2013

31

70

94

99

2012

27

66

87

96

2011

36

75

92

97

2010*

34

71

91

96

2009

 

75

94

99

2008

 

75

95

100

2007

 

75

91

97

2006

 

67

91

98

2005

 

72

91

96

2004

 

70

92

96

2003

 

61

88

98

 

  • Please note that the introduction of the A* grade in 2010 (which requires an average of 90% in the A2 modules) and significant changes to exam specifications means that absolute comparisons of top grades with previous years are not possible.

A word on the league tables

As you can see from the information above, our public exam results are outstanding - as indeed you would expect from a leading girls' school. Despite this, in common with many of our peers, we no longer participate in the 'league tables' that are published in some newspapers. There are many reasons for taking this approach, and we are happy to talk them through with anyone who is interested. We would sit high in the tables but don't think it's helpful to take advantage of a flawed system. The most important reason, however is that a girl's experience at St Mary's Calne is about so much more than exam results - they're important, of course, but they really don't even start to explain the unique community and opportunities that make the school such a special place.

The table below shows the %A*-B and % pass rate by subject for A Levels taken in 2012 to 2016 inclusive. 

 

A Level Results 

2016 

% A*-B

2016

% Pass

2015

%A*-B

2015

% Pass 

 2014

%A*-B

2014

% Pass 

2013

%A*-B

2013

% Pass

2012

%A*-B

2012

% Pass 

Art 100 100 100 100 100 100 100  100  100  100 
Biology 64 100 60 100 75 100  90  100  80  100 
Classical Civilisation 75 100 71 100 75 100  100  100  80  100 
Chemistry 91 100 83 100 50 100  88  100  100  100 
Chinese 100 100 100 100 100 100  100  100  100  100 
Drama 100 100 100 100 100 100  100  100  100  100 
Economics 67 100 100 100 100 100  90  100  62  100 
English 81 100 80 100 92 100  100  100  95  100 
Further Maths 100 100 100 100 100  100  100  100  100  100 
French 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Geography 72 100 100 100 100 100 93 100 67 100
German     100 100 100 100 67 100 100 100
Greek     100 100     100 100    
Government & Politics 100 100 75 100 100 100 100 100 70 100
History 100 100 92 100 100 100 100 100 93 100
History of Art 80 100 56 100 60 100 83 100 86 100
Japanese             100 100    
Latin 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Maths 81 100 100 100 100 100 77 100 77 100
Music 100 100         100 100    
Physical Education             100 100    
Physics 100 100 100 100 67 100 100 100 100 100
Psychology 75 100 100 100            
Religious Studies 89 100 71 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Spanish 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
  84 100 88 100 91 100 94 100 87 100