Huge congratulations to all our A Level candidates on another great set of A-level results this year, with a third of all grades at A* or A and an overal pass rate of 95%.
The three highest achievers at St. Mary's recorded an impressive ten A* grades (plus an A) between them.
Top of the class was 18-year-old Philip Thornton from Crosby who achieved straight A* passes in four subjects - Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Philip will now go on to study Chemical Engineering at Manchester University.
St. Mary’s Head Girl Niamh Thomas also achieved top marks in all of her A-level subjects. The 18-year-old from Blundellsands gained three A* passes in Maths, Biology and Chemistry and will now read Medicine at Nottingham University.
Taking a slightly different career path will be Cameron McKay, also aged 18, from Seaforth. After achieving three A* passes in Art & Design, Maths and Physics plus an A in Design Technology he is planning to study Architecture at University College London.
Commenting on this year’s results St. Mary’s Principal, Mike Kennedy, said: “These are very pleasing results which reflect all the hard work of our students and staff, and the support they have received from parents, during their time at the school.
“Thanks to their A-level achievements, our Upper Sixth Formers will now be able to pursue the wide range of higher education and career options they have chosen.
“I am delighted that once again the vast majority of our students have been offered a place at their first choice university, with many of them going to Russell Group universities.
“All these young people have made a tremendous contribution to life at St. Mary’s over the years and we are obviously sad to see them go,” added Mr Kennedy.
“However, as they leave us we know they will be a credit to themselves, their families and the school in whatever they choose to do in the future.”