Congratulations to the girls at St Mary’s Calne on an excellent set of A Level results, with 29% of the girls achieving straight A*s / As, among them Head Girl Farida Adewale, who secured her place to read Chemistry at Lincoln College, Oxford. Twins Alice and Clara Wade both secured their places at Oxford University – Alice to read Fine Art at Worcester College and Clara to read Biological Sciences at Jesus College. Special mention must go to Alexandra Tsylnitska who secured her place to read Economics at Cambridge University (Christ’s College) with 4 A*s and to Imogen Davis, who will be reading History at Newnham College, Cambridge.

St Mary’s Calne girls will be going on to study at a range of leading Russell Group universities including: Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Imperial, LSE, Newcastle, UCL and Warwick. The girls will be studying a diverse range of subjects, ranging from Architecture, Chemistry, Civil Engineering to Fine Art, Politics & Modern Languages, Law and Medicine.

Sixth Form pupil, Jean Cameron, won a coveted place at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, where famous alumni have included fashion designer Stella McCartney, sculptor Antony Gormley and the inventor and designer, Sir James Dyson. Also in the Arts, Alicia Whitaker has secured a place on the Foundation Course for Drama at the Oxford School of Drama. There were over 1,000 applicants for very few places at this prestigious Drama School.

In addition to their A Level results, 78% of the girls who took an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) achieved A* grades, demonstrating an excellent ability to pursue independent study and research in their chosen fields.


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 seven cohorts of Leavers (2012 - 2018) 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, Civil Engineering, Physics 
Bath Spa University Creative Writing 
University of Birmingham Drama & English, Drama & Theatre Arts, Environmental Geoscience, Geography, Medicine, Music, Sport and Exercise Sciences 
Bournemouth University Archaelology
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, Geography, History of Art, Music, Sociology, Theatre and Film, Veterinary Science, Zoology

University of Cambridge Classics, Economics, History, Human Sciences & Political Science, Land Economy, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, PPS, Veterinary Medicine 
Cardiff University Architecture, Biological Sciences, Law and Sociology, Medicine, 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, Modern Language and Cultures, Modern Languages (Spanish), Natural Sciences, Philosophy, 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, 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, Exercise & Sports Science, Geography, History, History & Politics, Human Biosciences, Management with Marketing, Medical Sciences, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, 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
Leeds Metropolitan University Sport and Exercise Science
University of Leeds English & History, History of Art, Geography, German & Russian, International Development, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Microbiology, Medicinal Chemistry, Theology and Religious Studies, 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, Biomedical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Classics, Drama and English Literature, Economics, French Studies, History, History of Art, Law with Politics, Medical Biochemistry, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Social Anthropology
Newcastle University Ancient History and Archaeology, Biomedical Sciences, Classical Studies, Earth Science, Education, Fine Art, Geography, Medicine, Modern Languages & Business Studies, Politics & Economics, Physical Geography, Sociology
University of Nottingham Chemistry, Nutrition, Politics & International Relations
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, Mathematics, Mathematics & Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics, 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 Computer Science, Finance & Economics
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
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