Girls at St George’s School, are On Cloud 9. Following impressive A level results last week, there was more pleasing news for St George’s School this morning, as nerves turned to excitement when Fifth Year (Year 11) girls opened their GCSE results.  An outstanding 40% of all GCSE examinations at the all-girls independent school in Ascot were graded, 9/8/A* (equivalent to A* in the old grading), and 61% of GCSEs were graded 9/8/7/A*/A (equivalent to A*A). 

St George’s top performers this year were Tejasvi Muvvala from Slough (nine 9s and one 8) and Lily Jones from Windsor (seven 9s, two 8s and one A*).  Also celebrating were Isabella Stanford-Harris from Eton and Grace Whitfield from London, who both achieved six grade 9s, and Lizzie Shegurova from Ascot with 11 GCSEs graded 9, 8 or A*.  These five girls’ talents and efforts were also rewarded back in July when they each received a number of academic prizes and cups including the Headmistress’s Awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement at Prize Giving. 


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Charters School students and staff have achieved a marvellous set of GCSE results this year with 243 students completing their exams.

Overall, 82% achieved 5 or more standard passes (grade level 9-4) including English and Mathematics. 41% of all entries were awarded at grade level 7 or above, the equivalent of an old GCSE A and above. 14% of entries were at grade level 8 (the equivalent of an A*) and 9% were at the new grade level 9 which rewards attainment above the A* grade.

Co-Headteachers Martyn Parker and Richard Pilgrim said, “We are delighted with these results which are a step-up from the very good outcomes in 2017. Students across the ability range have demonstrated great success. Our initial analysis indicates that across all subjects, on average, our students have achieved at least half a grade better than students of similar academic ability nationally.  We are very proud of them and the support given by our teaching and associate staff at a time when the examinations are more demanding.”

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 The Marist School, Kings Road, Sunninghill, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7PS.  T: 01344 624291   E:   W: 

The Marist School, Sunninghill received excellent results today in the light of the newly reformed GCSEs with 54% gaining 9 - 7/ A* - A grades and 99% of girls achieving 9 - 4/A* - C grades. 

Mr Karl McCloskey, Principal of The Marist School said, “Our girls have once again excelled and improved on our results from last year despite the national outlook, which predicted lower levels of attainment in the wake of the higher levels of rigour and challenge.  We had strong faith in the hard work and motivation of our girls and had no doubt about their resilience, aptitude and ability to succeed in what was anticipated to be a tougher year.” 

He added “With 60% of the Further Maths GCSE cohort achieving A* - A grades and 45% achieving 9 - 7 in the Maths GCSE, the notion that high attainment in maths is the preserve of boys is strongly dispelled by the mathematical achievement of our Marist girls.”

Further highlights of the Marist academic year include 15% of students achieving all

grades 9 – 7/A* - A and 100% achieving five 9 - 4 grade GCSEs.  In addition, the English department facilitated outstanding results too with 91% of students receiving 9 – 6 grades across English Language and Literature.  Another subject of notable success is Religious Studies where three quarters of the year group secured 9 – 7 grades with 25% awarded a grade 9.

In an era of severely compressed curriculum offerings, The Marist is delighted that 90% of girls sat at least one GCSE language this year.  Such linguistic success is undoubtedly connected to our international links with other Marist schools such as Cours Fènelon in Toulon where reciprocal residential trips occur annually to strengthen both relationships and acquisition of language. The continued love of language is reflected at A level where 100% of our students achieved A* - C grades at A level this year.  

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Residents are being asked to give their views as the council reveals its plans for a new leisure centre in the south of the Royal Borough.


The new centre would be built on the Charters School campus, enhancing the existing facilities already available at the Charters Leisure Centre, which will remain open.


The proposals seek to offer residents additional daytime sports facilities, while also providing improved amenities for pupils and staff at Charters School.


The proposed centre could include:


  • A six-lane swimming pool (for public and school use).
  • A sports hall with eight badminton courts (for public and school use).
  • A 60-station gym.
  • Dance studio and spinning studio.
  • 100 additional car parking spaces.


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Girls at St George’s School, Ascot are celebrating after achieving excellent A Level results,  with a 100% pass rate in a diverse range of subjects.  Many individual pupils gained outstanding grades as well as entrance to top universities in the UK and overseas.  87% of grades at the leading independent girls’ school were awarded A*-C, and 35% were graded A*-A, against a national backdrop of 26.4% A*-A. 


Pupils have produced stunning results in a variety of academic and vocational subjects, gaining places at a range of prominent destinations from Russell Group universities such as Edinburgh, Bristol and UCL to acclaimed institutions such as the Royal Agricultural College and Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.  Particularly impressive results were awarded in Mathematics (71% A*-A), Modern Foreign Languages (76% A*-A) and Fine Art (50% A*).


Top marks in the school go to Renata Aynetdinova, who was awarded A*, A, A, A, A along with an A* grade in her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).  Renata is thrilled to be accepting a place to read Medicine at University College London.


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Pictured Above: L to R : Hani Elias – Lady Margaret College, Oxford (Music) ; Joshua Taylor – Brasenose College, Oxford (Philosophy & Italian)

Richard Pilgrim and Martyn Parker, Co-Headteachers at Charters, said, “We are extremely proud that the hard work of students, teaching and associate staff has produced some of the best results we have ever had. This is particularly significant against the backdrop of tougher qualifications and real terms funding cuts of 20% in school sixth forms. The number of A-Levels being awarded at the highest grades of A*, A and B was up 4% on last year at 62.5%.  We would like to pass on our warmest congratulations to all our students as they embark on the next stage of their life after Charters.”

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 The Marist School, Kings Road, Sunninghill, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7PS.  T: 01344 624291   E:   W: 

The Marist School, Sunninghill celebrates record results this year with over half of Year 13 girls receiving straight A* and A grades and 97% receiving A* - C.  This year, 77% of students have been offered places with Russell Group Universities. 

Mr Karl McCloskey, Principal of The Marist School said, “I am absolutely delighted with the A Level results this year, which are the highest since the A* grade was introduced in 2010.  Furthermore, I am immensely proud of the girls who have worked exceptionally hard to achieve their results and with 100% progressing to Higher Education, we can expect to hear continued great things from them in the future.”

Despite the fall in uptake of languages nationally at A Level, this year has been exceptional linguistically for The Marist with 100% of students achieving A* and A grades in Spanish and German and 100% A – C in French. Maths, which is also traditionally strong at the school, saw high results with 100% of girls gaining A* - B alongside first-class results in the Economics department with 100% of girls achieving A* - A.   

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