Over the summer we saw a number of our students achieving excellent results at GCSE after years of hard work and studying. We are proud of our student’s achievements and wish them the very best of luck for their exciting future plans and are delighted to have welcomed many back to our Sixth Form this September.
St Mark’s students have made rapid progress this year, with a significant increase in results for GCSE and A Level headline measures. Highlights include:
- 100% of A Level students achieved at least 3 A*-E passes
- 100% of A Level students accessed their university course of choice
- At GCSE, Maths and English A*-C results were more than 10% better than national, demonstrating continued improvement across core subjects.
- 76% of students made expected progress (3 levels) in Maths compared to a national figure of 69% in 2015, with 32% making MORE than expected progress (4 levels) compared to a national figure of 30% in 2015.
- 71% of students made expected progress (3 levels) in English compared to a national figure of 69% in 2015.
- 61% of students achieved A*-C grades in both English and Maths compared to a national figure of 59% in 2015.
Information about the School Key Stage 4 Results can be found here
Information about the School Key Stage 5 Results can be found here
For further information please visit the DfE website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education
*based on information from OfQual
Former Head Boy, Ed Baldock, who attended St Stephen’s Primary School, attained a total of 10 GCSEs with many at A*-B grade. Ed has spent the summer working to create a new comic book dub channel called Starbot Dubs. The channel has become the fastest growing in the ‘comic book dub’ niche with nearly 100,000 avid subscribers from all over the world. Ed is now heading to sixth form to continue his studies at A Level.
Former Wick Primary School student, Marley Joffe, is celebrating after achieving a total of 11.5 GCSEs. He was delighted to secure A grades in Maths and ECDL. Marley will continue his studies at A Level amongst friends at The New Sixth.
“St Mark’s School has a great community feel; everyone helps each other to succeed. There is a great atmosphere and the small classes have benefitted my learning. The teachers and TAs are really supportive and have helped me to build confidence. My advice would be to have fun and always enjoy school and the opportunities on offer.”
Former Head Girl, Isobelle Chalmers, who transferred from St Saviour’s Junior School, has made fantastic progress, securing a total of 10.5 GCSEs including an A* grade in ECDL coupled with an A grade in Maths and a B grade in Further Maths. Isobelle is looking forward to continuing her studies at The New Sixth to eventually go to university to study Astro-Physics.
“St Mark’s provides an outstanding experience for students. It’s a small, friendly school with a supportive, family atmosphere. I have grown in confidence and have received outstanding support from all staff to enable me to reach my full potential.”
Former St Saviour’s Junior School student, Collette Miner, was ecstatic to discover she achieved 10.5 GCSEs, with 4 at A*–A grades including A* grades in Maths and ECDL. Collette attributes her success to the personalised support she received at St Mark’s and the dedication and commitment of her teachers.
“St Mark’s School is an inspirational place to be; teachers motivated me to believe in myself. They provided constant feedback and methods for improvement. My advice to younger students would be to persevere and stay focused on your studies.”
A Level Results
At A Level, 100% of St Mark’s students achieved at least 3 A*-E passes which is above the local and national figure for 2015 and higher than last year’s figure for the New Sixth.
Outstanding individual performances from determined and talented students secured places at universities across the UK. There were some exceptional individual performances from our ambitious and gifted Sixth Form students. Amongst the notable successes were:
Gabriel Grant achieved an A in Mathematics together with a B grade in Further Mathematics and a C grade in Physics. He is now on his way to Reading University to study Mathematics.
Gemma Meredith gained the required grades to achieve her ambitions of studying Business at Exeter University.
Kiera Brook achieved a B in English Literature together with C grades in Chemistry and Biology and is looking forward to continuing her ambition to train as a Veterinarian.
Year 12 student, Taibah Orpin, also showed great talent and ambition as she achieved A B B grades in her AS Levels, firmly setting the ground work for her studies in Year 13 and beyond.
These impressive results come at the end of a positive academic year for St Mark’s School. Equally impressive has been the significant increase in results for the GCSE headline measures, validating the hard work of students and staff whilst highlighting further the rapid progress made by students at both GCSE and A Level.