St Mary’s celebrates outstanding GCSE results with an average of 10 passes per student.

St. Mary’s Independent School, Southampton’s only Catholic all-through school, would like to congratulate all their Year 10 and Year 11 students on the success of their GCSE results.  Despite the increased rigour of the newly reformed GCSE examinations the St. Mary’s students have impressed us all again and achieved an outstanding pass rate.


The average number of qualifications achieved at a passing grade was 10 per student. Students achieved excellent results in both Maths and English, along with a host of other challenging subjects, equipping them with the qualifications and skills they need to go on to study at Sixth form colleges.  95% of students achieved a pass in English, with 86% achieving a pass in Maths. 32% of all grades were achieved at 7 + (A-A* equivalent) and 55% of all grades were achieved at 6+ (A*-B equivalent).


Congratulations go to Alessandro Leoni who achieved an amazing 13 GCSE qualifications including seven at Grade 9, two at Grade A* and one at Grade 8.  Congratulations also go to Shanaya Dosanjh achieving 13 GCSE examinations at grade 6 and above. Praise should also go to Taylor Bray for achieving 12 GCSE grades at Grade 6 and above, and Connor Duggan for achieving 11 GCSE grades 6 and above.   


Executive Head Teacher, Claire Charlemagne, said, ‘These results are once again testament to the outstanding education that St Mary’s provides. Our small class sizes, nurturing environment and dedicated staff ensure that all of our students excel. We are absolutely delighted with the results and congratulate each and every one of our students on their exceptional results. To have achieved such outstanding results in a year of reform, with the bar set that much higher, is a phenomenal achievement of which we are all incredibly proud.’’