Academic Quality & Results

Academic Quality & Results

Best School in Wales

At St Clare’s School we are very proud of our strong record of results at GCSE and A-Level. Read How St Clare’s proves it really can help you make the grade.

Our sixth form cohort received their  A-Level grades in mid-August with 40% at A*/A vs the UK national average of 25%, a testament to their sustained hard work and focus, and to the skill with which the school and each of their teachers have set about the structure and ethos of the sixth form.

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Estyn Inspection Report 2015

Pupils’ performance in GCSE examinations is consistently high when compared with the national average.

St. Clare's A-Level Results 2019


40% A*/A

Sixth Form students from St. Clare’s School are celebrating another year of excellent A-Level results that trump the national picture.

A superb 65% of grades achieved were A*/B compared to 51% nationally while 40% were A*/A compared to 25% nationally.  21% of students achieved AAB or higher in at least two facilitating subjects,

The 2019 A-Level grades build on the excellent results seen in previous years.

This year, 40.5% of grades were at A*/A and 65% at A*/B compared to the national average of 25% and respectively. 89.1% of grades were at A*-C.


St Clare’s GCSE Results 2019

St. Clare’s celebrated excellent GCSE results again, having significantly outperformed their peers nationally.

A staggering 91.2% of grades achieved were 4+ (A*-C) while 43.5% of grades awarded were 7+ (A*/A), compared to 67% and 20.6% respectively compared with the UK national average. Almost 25% of all grades at St Clare’s were 8 or 9, the latter being the equivalent of an A** to show exceptional performance. 10.6^ of entries was a grade 9 (A**) compared to 1.5% nationally; that’s almost one in every nine entries and more than double the UK average.

St Clare’s delivers the English curriculum for GCSE examinations and not the Welsh which means that its students sat the new reformed GCSEs this summer in all subjects apart from Further Maths.

St Clare’s excellent GCSE results follow last week’s outstanding A-Level results where students achieved 40% at A*/A. Delighted parents were this morning shown around the recently refurbished Sixth Form Centre.

The English curriculum for GCSEs offers the possibility of a grade 9 (equal to A**).  Although University might seem a long way off when deciding on GCSEs, choices at this stage can directly impact on options when it comes to A-Levels and, in turn when applying to University.

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