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.

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.

Our overall 'Attainment 8' score of 65.7 is ahead of all other local schools, except MTGS, which is further evidence of the outstanding breadth and quality of our curriculum and academic achievement.

 

2016 Examination Results: 

  • 94% of GCSE candidates achieved 5+ A*-C grades (incl. English and Maths)
  • Our 'Attainment 8' score of 65.7 is better than all other local schools except MTGS
  • 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

 

2016 Examination Results - How does St. Mary's College compare to other schools? 

The table below provides a useful comparison of our 2016 examination results compared to those of other local schools. 

As you can see, our 'Attainment 8' score is significantly better than that of all other schools except MTGS. The 'Attainment 8' measure covers a wide range of subjects to reflect the breadth and quality of a school’s curriculum. It covers English and Mathematics (each double weighted) plus Science, History or Geography, MFL and then 3 more from an ‘open’ category.

Our 2016 GCSE performance in English and Mathematics is on a par with MTGS and better than all other local schools.

 

School Attainment 8 Grade C or better in English and Maths
    2014 2015 2016
England - all schools 48.5 55.5 55.8 59.3
         
Merchant Taylors Girls School 69.1 90.0 96.0 97.0
St. Mary's College 65.7 65.0 82.0 97.0
St. Edward's College 59.2 81.0 72.0 82.0
St. Anselm's College 58.7 84.0 91.0 92.0
Liverpool College 58.2 82.0 76.0 87.0
St. Bede's High School 57.6 64.0 82.0 79.0
Greenbank High School 57.5 67.0 76.0 77.0
Scarisbrick Hall School 57.3 92.0 85.0 77.0
Range High School 56.0 65.0 75.0 76.0
Deyes High School 54.9 59.0 63.0 75.0
Formby High School 54.1 74.0 74.0 79.0
Birkdale High School 53.2 63.0 54.0 61.0
Ormskirk School 53.0 60.0 55.0 72.0
Holy Family Catholic High 52.2 57.0 63.0 67.0
Maricourt High School 51.8 63.0 56.0 66.0
Sacred Heart Catholic College 51.8 65.0 61.0 76.0
Chesterfield High School 51.6 57.0 53.0 53.0
Christ the King High School 49.8 60.0 59.0 60.0
Merchant Taylors Boys School 48.7 0.0 1.0 0.0
St. Michael's CofE High School 47.6 - 52.0
Savio Salesian College 45.0 54.0 35.0 45.0
Streatham Schools 44.3 71.0 33.0
Maghull High 43.9 45.0 61.0 49.0

 

Source: 2016 Deparment for Education Performance Tables: 

https://www.gov.uk/school-performance-tables