St Mark’s students celebrate A Level success

Students at The New Sixth are celebrating after their success in the sixth form’s second set of A-Level results and have already more than matched local and national figures. Overall, 94% of A-Level entries achieved A*-E, 42% achieved A*-B.

At St Mark’s School, 100% of 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.

Edward Cross is heading for Goldsmith’s College in London to study Music.

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.

Barnaby Ash, Headteacher at St Mark’s School said: “We are delighted for our students and all that they have achieved in their sixth form studies at The New Sixth. They have continued to raise the bar and deliver an impressive set of A Level results. We look forward to hearing of their future successes as they continue to their university or education setting of choice.”

“The New Sixth provides a high quality sixth form education for all and we look forward to building on these successes and further develop our offer for sixth form students in the local area.”

The New Sixth is an exciting collaboration between St Mark’s School, Bath and Saint Gregory’s Catholic College, which opened in September 2013, and is in partnership with Bath and Wells Diocese, Clifton Diocese, and B&NES Local Authority. Places are available in the sixth form to students from St Mark’s and Saint Gregory’s with places also available to students from other schools.

There are some spaces still available for students considering their options for this September. Anyone interested in making an application should contact The New Sixth on 01225 838232 to find out more.

The New Sixth Open Evening will be held on Thursday 20 October 6.00pm – 9.00pm for students considering their choices for September 2017. For further information about courses available at The New Sixth or details on our application process, visit

For further information on this press release, please contact:
Paula Hawkins