2016: The girls achieved excellent A Level results, with 14 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 to study a range of subjects including Mathematics, Human Sciences and Political Science, Mathematics and Statistics, History and Biological Sciences.  

The girls will be studying a diverse range of subjects, such as Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Geography, History, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Modern Languages and the Arts at prestigious universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities. Examples include: Music at Birmingham; History of Art at Bristol; Chemistry at Durham, Anthropology, Theology and Religion at Exeter; History of Art, Social Anthropology, Russian Studies and English Literature at Edinburgh; Maths at Imperial, English and History at Leeds; Economics and Chemical Engineering at Manchester; Earth Science and Geography at Newcastle; Chemistry at Nottingham; Economics at Southampton, History at St Andrews and Physiotherapy at St George’s University of London. We are also delighted that three girls will be heading to universities in the USA to major in: Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University; Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Chemical Engineering at Georgia Tech.


St Mary’s Sixth Form students are highly successful in securing competitive places on an impressive range of courses at a wide range of leading universities, including the Russell Group and Oxbridge, as well as at leading American universities.

At St Mary's we pride ourselves on the fact that our university support is bespoke for every student.  Girls' needs and aspirations are all very different, but we will support them individually to find the right university path.  The most important issue is to ensure that the course they choose will ensure academic success and genuine enjoyment. The majority of our girls go directly to university after leaving St Mary's but a number will gain deferred entry on their course as they have exciting plans to widen their work experience, explore new cultures and broaden their outlook.  Others will decide to apply post A Level, once they have secured their grades, as they want to be sure of selecting the correct degree course.  In addition, several students each year will decide to study a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design before deciding which Higher Education path to follow. 

The destinations of our last five cohorts of Leavers (2012 - 2016) are shown in the table below:

Destination  Course 
University of Aberdeen French and Hispanic Studies
University of the Arts London Media and Cultural Studies
Aston University, Birmingham Optometry
University of Bath Childhood and Youth Studies, Physics 
Bath Spa University Creative Writing 
University of Birmingham Environmental Geoscience, Geography, Medicine, Music, Sport and Exercise Sciences 
Bournemouth University


University of Brighton

Education Studies

Bristol University

Anthropology, Accountancy and Maths, Ancient History, Biology, English, French, French and German, French and Italian, French and Russian, History of Art, Music, Sociology, Theatre and Film, Veterinary Science, Zoology 

University of Cambridge Classics, History, Human Sciences & Political Science, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, PPS, Veterinary Medicine 
Cardiff University Law and Sociology, Medicine, Politics and Philosophy, Psychology  
City University London International Relations and Politics
Durham University Chemistry, Classics, Classical Past, Geography, History, International Relations, Law, Modern Language and Cultures, Modern Languages (Spanish), Philosophy, Psychology 
University of East Anglia History of Art
University of Edinburgh Ancient and Medieval History, Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Business Studies, French and History of Art, History, History of Art, Philosophy & Politics, Russian Studies & English Literature, Social Anthropology, Spanish 
University of Exeter Ancient History, Anthropology, Geography, History, History & Politics, Human Biosciences, Medical Sciences, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Theology & Religion 
Goldsmiths, University of London Politics and Sociology
Imperial College London Biochemistry, Biotechnology with Management, Mathematics
King's College London Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Classical Studies with English, Film Studies
Leeds Metropolitan University Sport and Exercise Science
University of Leeds English & History, Geography, German & Russian, International Development, Mechanical Engineering, Medicinal Chemistry, Zoology
University of Liverpool Veterinary Science
London School of Economics (LSE) Economics, Law, Management, Modern History and Politics, Social Anthropology
Loughborough University Chemical Engineering, Geography
University of Manchester

Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Drama and English Literature, Economics, French Studies, History, History of Art, Law with Politics, Medical Biochemistry, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Social Anthropology

Newcastle University Earth Science, Geography, Medicine, Modern Languages & Business Studies, Physical Geography, Sociology
University of Nottingham Chemistry, Nutrition, Politics & International Relations
University of Oxford

Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classics, English Language and Literature, French and German, French and Philosophy,French and Spanish, German and Spanish, History, Mathematics, Mathematics & Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics, PPE

Oxford Brookes University Anthropology, Business Management & Japanese Studies, Business & Marketing Management, Geography, Law, Nursing, Psychology, Real Estate Management, Sociology
Plymouth University Geography
Queen Mary University of London Computer Science with Business Management and Accounting
University of Sheffield Architecture, Medicine, Urban Studies and Planning 
University of Southampton Finance & Economics
University of St Andrews Art History, Biochemistry, History, Mathematics, Medicine
St George's University of London Physiotherapy
University of Sussex Anthropology, Business and Management Studies, Economics
University College London Applied Medical Sciences, Economics, English, Geography, History of Art, Politics and East European Studies
University of York English, Psychology, Environmental Sciences


Overseas Universities in USA, Canada and Hong Kong 

Destination  Course 
American University, Washington DC   Honours Programme, College of Arts and Sciences (Presidential Scholarship) 
City University, Dublin   Economics, Politics and Law 
Columbia University   Comparative Literature and Society
Georgia Tech   Chemical Engineering
New York University   Economics, Liberal Arts
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)   Architecture
Toronto University   Accountancy
University of Hong Kong   Economics and Finance