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Celebrating Record KS5 Outcomes!

St Mark’s Academy is celebrating its best ever externally validated Key Stage 5 results today. We have just watched students open envelopes that contain life changing grades with gasps and tears of joy.

Despite the significant challenges our students and staff have faced over the past three years with Covid related disruption, an exceptional 25% of A-Levels at the academy have been awarded A*-A and 57% were awarded A*-B.  This is compared to 11% and 25% in 2019 respectively. We are also celebrating an ALPS Grade 2, which places our Sixth Form outcomes in the top 10% of schools in the country.

The BTEC picture is equally impressive with almost 30% of our students achieving the highest possible mark of a Distinction* and 50% recording a Distinction* or Distinction. This compares to 5% achieving this top mark in 2019 when students last sat external exams.

In A Level subjects, our value-added score is +0.1 and in Applied General subjects sits at +0.45. The latter shows that our students make almost half a grade more progress than similar students nationally taking these courses.

Click the link below to read the full letter from Ms. Fahey.