At St Mary’s, we are proud of the excellent exam results students achieve year on year. A-level results are now among the very highest in the north-east.

The overall pass rate for A-levels was 99.5%. Over the last three years, 42% of A-Level entries were A*-A (39% in 2022) and 89% A*-C (86% in 2022), and 75% of vocational entries being awarded Distinctions or Starred Distinctions (74% in 2022). This is all above the national average and the North East average.


Academic Achievement in 2022

Year 13 students at St Mary’s Catholic School in Newcastle have enjoyed great success in their A Levels with excellent performances across all subjects in the academic year 2021-2022.

In spite of the difficulties of the past two years, 39% of all grades were A* or A, 67% A*-B and 86% A*-C.

In Vocational A Level qualifications, 74% of all grades were Distinction or Distinction* and 99% were Merit or higher.

30 students achieved 3 or more A/A* or Distinction/Distinction* grades across various subjects.

Students have been highly successful in gaining university places including at Oxford, Cambridge and many other high-achieving and Russell Group Universities as well as moving on to employment and higher-level apprenticeships.