Public Examination Results

A LEVELS

2017: Congratulations to the girls at St Mary’s Calne on a superb set of examination results, with 25% of entries graded A*, 70% A*-A and 93% A*-B.

Almost 90% of the girls secured their first choice of university and will be going on to study at a range of leading Russell Group universities including: Oxford, Cambridge, Cardiff, Birmingham, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Imperial, LSE, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton and Warwick.

Deputy Head Girl, Hannah McLintock, Leo Monson, Yasmin Watling (from Lacock, Wiltshire) and Eve Webster (from Swindon, Wiltshire) all secured their places at Oxbridge. Hannah will be reading Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) at Pembroke College, Oxford; Leo will be studying History at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford; Yasmin will be reading History at St John’s College, Cambridge and Eve (who joined St Mary's on a Foundation Scholarship, offered to gifted and talented pupils from the state sector)* will be studying French at Somerville College, Oxford.

The girls will be studying a diverse range of subjects at their chosen universities, including: Anthropology & Archaeology, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Business Management, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, English, Fine Art, Finance, French, Geography, History, History of Art, International Relations, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Modern Languages & Cultures, Natural Sciences, PPE, Philosophy & Theology, Psychology and Social Anthropology.

For further information, please click here 

A Level Results 2003-2017

%

A*

A*-A

A*-B

A*-C

2017

25

70

93

97

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 submit our results to the newspapers for the preparation of league tables.  However, by law, we need to provide this information to the Department for Education and, as a result, when they publish this information, some newspapers may produce league tables of examination results.

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 2017 inclusive. 

 

A Level Results %

2017

A*-B

2017

Pass

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


GCSE LEVELS

2017: Girls and staff at St Mary's Calne are celebrating following the girls' record-breaking GCSE results, with an outstanding 62% of all entries graded A*, 86% A*-A and 98% A*-B grades.  24 of the 54 girls achieved A*-A grades across all of their subjects, including eight girls with a clean sweep of A*s.  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

2017**

62

86

98

100

100

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

 

** 2017 saw the introduction of number grades in GCSE English Language which are therefore not included in these statistics; all other subjects continued to report in letter grades.


The figures below apply in 2017 only to GCSE English Language. Several more subjects will be reported in this grading scale in 2018

 

 

% 9

% 9-8

% 9-7

% 9-6

% 9-5

2017

17

41

74

89

100