A-Level Results 2018

Congratulations to all our Year 13 students who are celebrating an absolutely fantastic set of A-level results – the best that St. Mary’s Sixth Form has enjoyed for many years.  Students in fact outperformed our most optimistic predictions to push the average grade achieved per A-level entry up by a quarter of a grade compared with last year.  This is a significant achievement.  These results are a testament to the hard work and commitment students have put in over the last two years.

Against a backdrop of much uncertainty – the new linear A-levels, changes in university admissions and increases in costs – our students are to be congratulated on yet again achieving a set of results that enable them to embark on the next stage of their lives.  For most, this means university with over 90% of those who applied securing a place this morning at the university of their choice.  They will pursue their dreams and aspirations ranging from the academic such as English literature, economics, philosophy, medicine or dentistry, to the vocational like sports therapy or business management.  Others will study more creative or exotic subjects such as script writing or fashion marketing. 

A number of students are also using their grades to pursue apprenticeships or go straight into employment.  Our students have also chosen to spread themselves across the country, from St Andrews and Durham to Bristol, Warwick and London, with a couple taking gap years to travel even further before returning to their studies.  We wish all our Year 13 leavers every success in their future endeavours and look forward to celebrating with them at the A-level Celebration of Achievement Evening in December.
— James Trickett, Acting Co-Head of Sixth Form

Post 16 Results 2018:

Provisional data until DfE release validated data in January 2019

Progress Measure

  • A-levels: +0.05

  • Applied general: +0.80


A-level, Applied General and Tech Level Qualifications St. Mary's 2018
% A* to B 55.6
% A* to C 78.8
% A* to E 98
Average point score 35.9
Average grade B-
A-levels St. Mary's 2018 England 2018
Points 33.21 33.3
Average grade C+ C+
Applied general St. Mary's 2018 England 2018
Points 25.00 28.45
Average grade Merit Merit +

Sixth Form Results by Subject (2018)

English and Maths

Re-sit pass rate for students taking English and maths GCSE in Sixth Form:

  • English: 100%

  • Maths: 100%

Destinations data

The most recent national data is for students who completed sixth form study in 2016. It shows the percentage of students still in education or employment by March of the following year:

St. Mary's Leeds England
All education / employment 96% 90% 89%
Education 76% 61% 61%
UK University 70% 51% 50%
Russell Group university 31% 12% 12%
Employment 14% 19% 22%

Destinations data for our 2018 cohort (no national comparison currently available):

St. Mary's
Education 79%
UK University 79%
Russell Group university 33%
Employment 7%