Outstanding Results

St Mark’s students have once again seen a significant increase in success at GCSE this summer against a national picture of a slight fall in standards. This summer 58% of students achieved 5 or more good grades (A*-C) including Maths and English; representing their best ever results.

Head of School, Chris Ryan comments:

“We are especially pleased by the levels of progress made by our students in both Maths and English, which were among some the best across all B&NES schools.”

“We absolutely delighted with the excellent results of our students and the 58% headline figure represents an increase of 20 percentage points in the last three years. These latest results coupled with our ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection in June 2013 and the opening of our new joint sixth form, The New Sixth, point to a great future for St Mark’s School.”

Notable individual achievements include:

Jenny Chambers (Head Student)
AS Level Maths – A grade, taken a year early and represents an outstanding result as well as 14.5 A*-C GCSE grades of which 12.5 were A*-A. This outstanding set of results included A* grades in Maths, Computing, Product Design, French, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Textiles.

Jenny is the sister of Emma Chambers who recently featured in a Bath Chronicle article as leading the way of women in the male dominated subject of Computer Science at St Brendan’s Sixth Form College after gaining her GCSEs at St Mark’s School.

Ben Partridge (Head Student):
13.5 A*-C GCSE grades of which 9 were A*-A grades, including A* grades in Computing (3) and Product Design and A grades in Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths.

For further information, please contact Chris Ryan, Head of School ryanc@st-marks.bathnes.sch.uk or Paula Hawkins, Executive Marketing Manager for St Mark’s and St Gregory’s, hawkinsp@st-marks.bathnes.sch.uk or telephone 01225 478416.