Pupils at leading independent girls’ school St Mary’s Calne have performed superbly in their GCSE/iGCSE results, with 53% graded A*, 78% graded A*-A and 93% A*-B.
24 girls achieved A*-A grades across all of their subjects. There were some outstanding results in many subjects, including: 100% A*s in Russian, 100% A*-A in Greek; 91% A*-A in English Literature; 88% A*-A in RS; 83% A*-A in History; 81% A*-A in French and Art and 79% in Geography. The girls scored very highly in the Sciences, with 85% A*-A in Biology, 77% A*-A in Chemistry and 81% A*-A in Physics.
Congratulations to all the girls on their results and in particular to Hannah Falk, who achieved a full sweep of 12 A*s, Ally Leow and Emilia Zmudzin (both with 11A*s), Charlotte Fenton and Victoria Rassmuss (both with 10A*s, 1A) and Alexandra Tsylnitska (10A*s). Other girls with exceptional results include: local girls Amber Dunne (from Christian Malford), Anna Hastie (from Marlborough) and Jessica Westwood (from Bath) all with 11 A*s and Alice de Wesselow (from Marlborough) with 10A*s.
Two of the top performing girls came to St Mary’s on a Foundation Scholarship – offered to gifted and talented pupils from the state sector; many congratulations to Maia Jarvis who achieved 11A*s and Aimee Tian (10A*s, 1A).
Twins, Alice and Clara Wade, achieved a fantastic 24 A* and A grades between them! In the Summer Term Alice and Clara won first prize in the University of Sheffield's prestigious Prize for Innovative Use of Technology in Science Learning, with their video Test Tube Babes. This international competition was open to students worldwide to create the best video about any Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics subject matter. The twins’ passion for Science and Maths shone through in their grades, which included both girls achieving A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Maths.
Headmistress, Dr Felicia Kirk, commented “I would like to praise all the girls on these fantastic results. St Mary’s offers a breadth of challenging subjects and the girls deserve these superb grades, which are also a reflection of the excellent teaching at St Mary’s Calne. In addition to this academic success, the girls excel in so many other areas of school life – in sport, music, drama and art – and I am proud that they achieve so much in all of these areas. As the girls embark upon life in Sixth Form here, they are certainly well poised to enjoy the opportunities open to them and to flourish in their academic studies.”
Foundation Awards for state school applicants are available at St Mary’s Calne for 11+ and Sixth Form entry in 2017. For further information please call 01249 857200.