A-levels: St Mary's School, Calne
3:42pm Thursday 15th August 2013 in Latest News
Students at independent girls’ school St Mary’s Calne are celebrating following their excellent A-level results, with 45 per cent of the year group achieving all A* and A grades.
The impressive results included seven girls achieving A* grades in three subjects and 12 girls achieving at least two A* grades.
Twenty nine per cent of all grades were A*.
Seven St Mary’s girls secured their places at Oxbridge with some outstanding grades.
These include former headgiirl Georgina Terry from Coulston, who will be reading English at Keble College, Oxford; Isabella Warner from Draycott Cerne, who will read classics at Brasenose College, Oxford, and Holly Armstrong from Devizes who has won a place at St Hilda’s College Oxford, studying French and philosophy.
Some of the top performing girls came to St Mary’s on a Foundation Scholarship – offered to gifted and talented pupils from the state sector. Between them these girls achieved eight A*s and four As.
Laura Doel from Chippenham achieved all A*s and As and will be reading social anthropology at LSE; Alice Pennington from Chippenham has won a place at Cardiff University to read medicine and Lucy Cross from Exeter has secured a place at Lincoln College, Oxford, to read Civil Engineering.
Amy Cooper from Calne also achieved A* and As across the board and will be studying creative writing in Bath, while also working on her own novel.
Almost all the girls secured their places at their first choice universities. Headmistress Dr Felicia Kirk said: “We are thrilled with the results and I would like to congratulate all the girls. They have all worked extremely hard and I am proud of everything they have achieved.”
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