St Mary’s girls shine in GCSEs with student named top performer in GCSE Geography (OCR) – FE News

St Mary’s girls shine in GCSEs with student named top performer in GCSE Geography (ROCK)

Pupils at St Mary’s Senior School, Cambridge, were delighted to receive an outstanding set of GCSE results today, with an impressive 90% awarded at 9 – 5 (A* – B) and 66% at 9 -7 (A* or A). Plus, there were extra celebrations for a student from St Mary’s who was named the nation’s top performer on the GCSE Geography A exam by the OCR.

Following the disruption to exams caused by COVID, this year has given the girls of St Mary’s an opportunity to shine. A return to traditional exams has potentially presented a challenge, but a rapid shift to remote learning in 2020, alongside continued and dedicated teacher support, has helped to mitigate any risk of “learning loss”.

St Mary’s students approached their GCSEs with confidence and resilience, achieving excellent results, which will ensure this cohort of ‘lockdown learners’ has a very promising future:

  • 49% 9 ratings (A*)
  • 66% 9 to 7 grades (A* or A)
  • 90% 9 – 5 grades (A* -B)
  • 96% 9 – 4 grades (A*-C)

St Mary’s student Anna L has been impressively named the nation’s highest achieving student in GCSE Geography A by the OCR exam board – an incredible achievement. There were other individual successes throughout the age group, with some students overcoming great personal challenges.

Kate Latham, Director of Teaching and Learning, comments:

“As a high-performance learning school, our entire approach to education encourages students to develop attributes such as resilience, agility and flexibility. We feel this has put our students in a good position for a hugely positive return to ‘normal’ GCSE exams this year and I am delighted to see them succeed. »

Charlotte Avery, Principal of St Mary’s School, said:

“Big congratulations to all of our Year 11 students today, for a series of fantastic results – you should be proud of your achievements. Our students have shown such determination and flexibility over the past few years, seamlessly transitioning from distance learning to classroom lessons. Despite the uncertainty we have all experienced, the resilience of our students has shined through and will continue to stand them in good stead for the future. We look forward to welcoming many of our students back to start their A Levels at St Mary’s in September. Good job girls !”

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