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Stellar GCSE Success at St Mary's Calne

Published Thursday 25th of August 2011 02:33:57 PM

Four in five GCSE exams taken at top girls' school St Mary's Calne were awarded the highest A*-A grades while 63% of girls gained eight or more A*-A grades.

With an overall pass rate of 99.6% A*-C grades, four in ten girls passed all of their GCSEs at A* or A grade.
Five girls at the Wiltshire school, which is headed by Girls' Schools Association President, Dr Helen Wright, also achieved a string of 12 GCSEs: two girls with A*s across the board.

Meanwhile one pupil scored astonishing 100 % full marks in all three of her science GCSEs Chemistry, Physics and Biology whilst recording a total of 11 A* grades.

The school also achieved a clean sweep of A*-A grades in four subjects German, Music, Chinese and Religious Studies - while nearly nine in ten girls were awarded the highest A*-A grades in the Sciences: Biology (87%), Physics (86%) and Chemistry (82%).

In Modern Languages, 86% of the exams taken by St Mary's girls were awarded an A*-A. More than three-quarters of those taking GCSE Maths, 78%, achieved A*-A grades.
Pupils taking GCSEs early also put in a sterling performance with 100% achieving A*-A grades. Seven of those girls scored full marks: three in German, two in French and two in Maths.

Head Dr Helen Wright said: 'Pupils have performed phenomenally well across the board with 79% of examinations taking being awarded an A*-A grade. Amongst this fine tally, there are some truly outstanding individual performances.

'As a school, we are deeply proud of each pupil's achievement. It is testament again, as with our exemplary set of A Level results last week, to the hard work and dedication of our pupils and staff. We also recognise an excellent set of early GCSE results.'
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