Dr Kirk with Head girl and DeputiesThe girls at St Mary’s Calne have achieved some excellent 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. There were strong performances across all subjects, particularly Further Maths (100% A*), Art (86% A*), Politics (57% A*), Latin (50% A*), History (29% A*) and Physics (25% A*).

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 (pictured with Headmistress Dr Kirk), 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.

In terms of value added, some pupils achieved over one and half grades better than expected per subject and the year group as a whole recorded very good value added results.

St Mary’s Calne girls will be going on to study at a range of leading universities including: Oxford, Cambridge, Birmingham, Bristol, Durham, Exeter, Leeds, LSE, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, 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.

Headmistress, Dr Felicia Kirk, commented: “I am delighted for all of the girls on their wonderful set of A Level results and fantastic university destinations; the girls worked extremely hard and thoroughly deserve these impressive outcomes. My thanks also go to their dedicated teachers and pastoral staff who supported the girls on their journey through the school. I wish our 2019 Leavers the very best as they move on to the next exciting stage of their education and lives.”

* Foundation Scholarships are offered to gifted and talented pupils who require financial support to join St Mary’s Calne.