St Mary’s College students achieve excellent GCSE results





Students and staff at St Mary’s College in Crosby celebrated another excellent set of GCSE results on 24 August. More than a third of all passes at the school were at the highest 9-7 grades – an increase on the last pre-COVID year – with a fifth of candidates achieving seven or more passes at these levels. 65% of candidates recorded ten or more GCSE passes, with many achieving 11 or even 12 GCSEs. Staff at the school believe these results reflect the broad and balanced curriculum at St Mary’s, and the fact that the college does not impose restrictions on the number of GCSE subjects that students can take. The star performers at St Mary’s this year were Sophie Jones, Archie Davies, Liana Pau and Ben Calder who between them achieved a remarkable 43 GCSE passes, all but three of them at the highest 9-7 grades. Three younger St Mary’s candidates took foreign language GCSEs early this summer with passes for 14-year-old James Sands in Italian, Uliana Protsenko, 14, in Russian and Nicolas Castineira, 14, in Spanish. St Mary’s College principal, Mike Kennedy, commented: “We are very proud of the achievements of all our GCSE students this summer. Their results are a testament to their hard work over the last five years, and the fantastic support they have received from their teachers and parents over this period. “I am also particularly pleased again by our value-added performance figures, which show many students doing better than their predicted grades. This is further proof of the excellent progress that students make at the school. “Achieving good GCSE grades is a firm foundation on which candidates can build future success at A-level, at university and in their future careers, so all our students and their families should be delighted at their achievements this summer.”