Examination Results


As one of the North West's leading academic schools, our public examination results are consistently amongst the best in the area, both at GCSE and A Level.

We are proud of the high percentage of passes our students achieve at the top grades, and also of the rigour and breadth of our curriculum.

94% of our GCSE candidates achieved at least five A*-C grades (incl. English and Maths) in 2016, up from 90% the previous year, and almost half of all GCSE passes were A*/A grades.

Because our pupils study more GCSE subjects than most of the local schools and achieve excellent results, our total uncapped average points score per pupil (A* = 58, A = 52, B = 42 etc) is one of the highest in Sefton. 

The high proportion of GCSE candidates achieving multiple passes at A* or A grade, with a fifth of them achieving ten or more in 2016, demonstrates the real academic strength in depth here at St. Mary’s.


2016 Examination Results: 

  • 94% of GCSE candidates achieved 5+ A*-C grades (incl. English and Maths)
  • Almost half of all GCSE passes were A*/A grades
  • A fifth of GCSE candidates achieved 10+ A*/A grades each 
  • 39% of GCSE candidates achieved 7+ A*/A grades each 
  • Top trio Sam Bennett, Sophie James and Lily McGuire achieved 34 A*/A grades between them, including 25 A*s
  • Star performer Lily McGuire achieved an impressive 10 A* grades plus an A and a B
  • 98% A Level pass rate
  • 34% of A Level grades were A*/A grades
  • The number of students achieving straight A passes trebled compared to 2015 with over 20% of all A Level candidates achieving at least three A grades