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St Mark's Catholic School

St Mark's Catholic School


Examination Results 2023

We are very proud of all Year 11 and Year 13 students who have received examination results this summer. The past few years have been challenging for them, but they have worked extremely hard and have embraced the support of their exceptional teachers. 

GCSE Results 

A fantastic 83% of students achieved at least 5 standard passes (grade 4+) including English and maths, and 71% achieved at least 5 standard passes (grade 5+) including English and maths. 42% of all grades were at 9-7 (top grades). We are equally proud of the number of students who have made exceptional progress over the past 5 years at St. Mark’s.

We celebrate their amazing achievements, and we look forward to welcoming the majority of our students into the Sixth Form in September. We wish all students leaving St. Mark’s every success in their new courses.


Progress 8 score (provisional) *


Attainment 8 score*


Percentage of pupils entering EBacc


The average EBacc score (per slot)


Standard Pass (4+) in English & Maths


Strong Pass (5+) in English & Maths 

71 %

Percentage of students staying in education or employment after KS4


  *A parent guide to Progress 8 and Attainment 8.

Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are now two of the most important ways that a school's performance is measured.

Progress 8 = the progress made from the end of year 6, when the Key Stage 2 Sats in reading and maths are taken.

Attainment 8 = based on students' attainment (the grades achieved) in their eight subjects at GCSE.


At St. Mark’s, we are committed to ensuring that ALL pupils achieve their potential and make exceptional progress. This is reflected in our examination data since 2018:

St. Mark’s Progress 8 figure has been above 1 since 2018 (well above average – one of the highest performing non-selective schools in the country). This means that your child will make greater progress than if they attended most other non-selective schools in the country.

Attainment 8 = 62 (consistently above 62 since 2018)


You can compare St. Mark’s with other schools using this government website:


A Level Results

 The A Level results were outstanding, and a number of students achieved all A*/A grades.

The key headlines are as follows: 

A* - A


A* - B


A* - C


A* - E



We are always so proud of the number of students who have made outstanding progress and exceeded their target grades.

Over 95% of our students have been successful in gaining places at universities of their choice. The majority of students will be attending Russell Group and other top universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE, Durham, Manchester, Bath, Lancaster, Liverpool, York, Leeds, Warwick, Sheffield, Exeter, Bristol, Nottingham, King’s College, Loughborough and Southampton.

 They will be studying a range of courses including Medicine, Veterinary Science, PPE, Pharmacology, Law, Engineering, Physics, Pharmacy, Computer Science, Accounting and Finance, Politics, Media, Music, Geology, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Journalism, Film and Television, Nursing, Architecture, English, History and Classical Civilisation.

 Other students have accepted places onto excellent apprenticeship programmes, and some have exciting gap year plans. We congratulate all of them on their excellent examination results, and wish them every happiness in the future.