MSJ Exam Results
A Level Results and University Destinations 2019
44% of grades were at A* and A, and more than one in six students have achieved a clean sweep of A* and A grades, with one girl achieving 3 A*s and 2 As; another, 3 A*s, 1 A and an A* in her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Almost 70% of students have achieved A* or A in their EPQ.
As with previous years, there has been a strong performance in STEM subjects, with almost 50% of the year group intending to study STEM-related courses at university. One student has been awarded a scholarship to study Biochemistry at Manchester, and another will study Biomedical Engineering at Imperial; and across the board, courses as wide-ranging as Economics at Warwick, History of Art at UCL, Architecture at Nottingham and Bath, Geography at Loughborough, and Law at Durham. Several girls are holding offers from US universities.
Across STEM subjects, 71% of candidates achieved A*-B in Mathematics and 80% in Further Mathematics; 71% scored A*-B in Chemistry; 73% in Biology and 67% in Product Design.
Strong performances are recorded in Humanities and Expressive Arts. 91% of candidates received A*-B grades in Art, with almost half (46%) attaining an A*. In Drama, there was a 100% attainment rate at A*-B. In Modern Foreign Languages, 100% of pupils studying Spanish achieved A*-B and in French 75%. In Geography and History there were 100% and 90% respectively A*-B grades.
BTEC Physical Education also remains a strength of MSJ with 90% of results achieving a Distinction*, the equivalent of an A Level A*.
GCSE Results 2019
Malvern St James Girls’ School is delighted to announce excellent GCSE results across a diverse range of subjects for the 2019 cohort. 38% of entries scored a 9-8 or A* grades; and 55% of entries scored 9-7/A*-A grades.
Almost one fifth of girls in the year group scored four or more grade 9s; almost 40% of girls scored four or more grades 9-8/A*; and 56% scored four or more grades 9-7/A*-A. Several girls gained a clean sweep of grades 9-8/A*.
Core subjects of Maths, English and Science showed strong results. In Maths, 52% of the year achieved grades 9-7; in English Literature 57% achieved 9-7; and an average of 70% achieved 9-7 in separate Sciences. Almost one third of the year took Further Mathematics, with three quarters of these achieving an A, A* or A* Distinction. The latter is particularly exceptional, and Faye Lynch Williams was one of the girls receiving an A* Distinction.
Modern Foreign Languages have also returned exceptional results, with French entries achieving 73% grades 9-7, German 80% grades 9-7 and Spanish 40% grades 9-7. In classical languages, Latin achieved 63% grades 9-7, and in Greek 100% of entries attained grades 9-8.
In Humanities, Geography and History achieved 72% and 65% grades 9-7 respectively; whilst in the creative subjects, Music scored well, with over half (57%) of girls achieving grades 9-8; in Product Design, 67% achieving grades 9-8 and in Art, 72% achieving grades 9-8.