For information on the 2020 A Level results, including university destinations, please click here.


Congratulations to the girls at St Mary’s Calne on an excellent set of A Level results, with 64% of the entries graded A*-A, an impressive 23% graded A* and 45% of the girls being awarded all A*/As. In addition, all of the girls who held Oxbridge offers secured their places and almost 90% gained their first choice of university.

Special mention must go to Vicky Shi who achieved 5 A*s and will be reading Physics and Philosophy at
St Edmund Hall, Oxford and to 11+ Foundation Scholar*, Zara Collier Baggs, who was awarded 4 A*s and will be reading History and Economics at Worcester College, Oxford. Congratulations also to Georgina McLintock and Charmaine Li, who were both awarded 3 A*s.

Head Girl, Hannah Barber and her Deputies, Charka Stout and Sylvia Rutherford achieved all A*/As to secure their places to read Classics at Worcester College Oxford (Hannah), History at Lady Margaret Hall Oxford (Charka) and History and Ancient History at Exeter (Sylvia). Many congratulations also to Oxbridge applicants, Frances Arnold, who will be reading History and Modern Languages at Trinity College, Cambridge, and Anna Hastie, who will be studying Classics at Oxford.

St Mary’s Calne girls will be going on to study at a range of leading Russell Group universities including: Oxford, Cambridge, Birmingham, Bristol, Durham, Exeter, Leeds, LSE, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Southampton, St Andrews and UCL. The girls will be studying a diverse range of subjects, ranging from Architecture, Biomedical Sciences, Classics, Economics, Geography and History to Medicine, Modern Languages, PPE and Zoology. Every year a few St Mary’s girls also choose to study abroad and this year Eliza Glover has been accepted to read Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation at the prestigious Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy, University of Southern California.

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 eight cohorts of Leavers (2012 - 2019) are shown in the table below:-


Destination Course
Aberystwyth University Business and Management
University of Aberdeen

French and Hispanic Studies
University of the Arts London

Media and Cultural Studies
Aston University, Birmingham Optometry, Medicine
University of Bath Childhood and Youth Studies, Civil Engineering, Physics
Bath Spa University Creative Writing
University of Birmingham Drama & English, Drama & Theatre Arts, Environmental Geoscience, Geography, Geology, Medicine, Music, Sport and Exercise Sciences
Bournemouth University Archaelology
University of Brighton

Education Studies

Bristol University

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

University of Cambridge Classics, Economics, History, History & Modern Languages, Human Sciences & Political Science, Land Economy, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, PPS, Veterinary Medicine
Cardiff University Architecture, Biological Sciences, Law and Sociology, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Politics and Philosophy, Psychology
City, University of London International Relations and Politics, International Politics
Durham University Ancient Medieval & Modern History, Anthropology & Archaeology, Chemistry, Classics, Classical Past, Geography, History, International Relations, Law, Liberal Arts / Archaeology of the Historic World, Modern Language and Cultures, Modern Languages (Spanish), Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Philosophy & Theology, Psychology
University of East Anglia History of Art
University of Edinburgh Ancient and Medieval History, Anthropology, Applied Sport Science, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Business Studies, Classics, French, French & History of Art, Geography, History, History of Art, International Business, Philosophy, Philosophy & Politics, Philosophy & Theology, Russian Studies & English Literature, Social Anthropology, Sociology, Spanish
University of Exeter Ancient History, Anthropology, Business & Management, English, English & Modern Languages, Exercise & Sports Science, Geography, History, History & Ancient History, History & Politics, Human Biosciences, Management with Marketing, Medical Sciences, Modern Languages, Modern Languages & Arabic, Philosophy, Philosophy & Sociology, Politics, PPE, Psychology, Sociology & Criminology, Theology & Religion
Falmouth University Film
Goldsmiths, University of London Politics and Sociology
Imperial College London Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology with Management, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medical Biosciences
King's College London Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Classical Studies with English, European Studies, Film Studies
Kingston University Business Management with Business Experience
Lancaster University Geography (Study Abroad)
Leeds Metropolitan University Sport and Exercise Science
University of Leeds English & History, French, History of Art, Geography, German & Russian, International Development, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Microbiology, Medicinal Chemistry, Politics, Theology and Religious Studies, Zoology
University of Liverpool Veterinary Science
London School of Economics (LSE) Economics, International Relations & History, Law, Management, Modern History and Politics, Social Anthropology
Loughborough University Chemical Engineering, Geography
University of Manchester Adult Nursing, Architecture, Biomedical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Classics, Drama and English Literature, Economics, Film Studies & History of Art, French Studies, History, History of Art, Law with Politics, Medical Biochemistry, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Social Anthropology, Sociology & Criminology
Newcastle University Ancient History and Archaeology, Biomedical Sciences, Classical Studies, Earth Science, Education, English Literature, Fine Art, Geography, Medicine, Modern Languages & Business Studies, Politics & Economics, Physical Geography, Sociology
University of Nottingham Accountancy, Architecture, Chemistry, Nutrition, Politics & International Relations, Product Design & Manufacture
University of Oxford Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classics, English and Italian, English Language and Literature, Fine Art, French, French and German, French and Philosophy, French and Spanish, German and Spanish, History, History & Economics, Mathematics, Mathematics & Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics, Philosophy, Physics & Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
Oxford Brookes University Anthropology, Business Management & Japanese Studies, Business & Marketing Management, Fine Art, Geography, History of Art, International Hospitality Management, Law, Nursing, Primary Teacher Education, Psychology, Real Estate Management, Sociology
Plymouth University Geography
Queen Mary University of London Biology, Computer Science with Business Management and Accounting
University of Reading Ancient History
Royal Holloway, University of London Law, Music and English
University of Sheffield Architecture, Biomedical Science, Medicine, Urban Studies and Planning
University of Southampton i7Computer Science, Finance & Economics, Medicine
University of
St Andrews
Ancient History, Art History, Biochemistry, Classics, English, History, Materials Chemistry, Mathematics, Medicine
St George's University of London Physiotherapy
University of Sussex Anthropology, Business and Management Studies, Economics
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance Music in Performance
University College London Applied Medical Sciences, Archaeology & Anthropology, Biomedical Sciences, Economics, English, Geography, History of Art, Linguistics, Politics and East European Studies, Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), Statistics, Economics and Finance
University of Warwick Law, Mathematics
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)
Chinese University of Hong Kong Law
City University, Dublin Economics, Politics and Law
Columbia University Comparative Literature and Society
Florence Design Academy Interior Design
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
University of Southern California (Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy) Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation