Academic achievements

St Mary’s School’s consistently outstanding matriculation results reflect the commitment to excellence by both the girls and the teaching staff.

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
No. of candidates 105 92 97 94 98 104 111 103 104 101 101
% Pass 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
% Bachelor degree pass 99 100 99 99 96 100 99 100 100 100 99
% Candidates who achieved distinctions 67 65 69 70 81 84 88 89 88 96 91
No. of distinctions 279 232 323 270 303 423 378 364 358 414 426
Distinctions per candidate 2.66 2.52 3.33 2.87 3.09 4.07 3.41 3.53 3.38 4.10 4.22
Average > 80% (% cand.) 30 25 34 22 28 41 33 32 34 43 47
Average > 70% (% cand.) 72 67 58 57 67 78 73 78 80 82 82
Average > 60% (% cand.) 98 95 88 89 94 99 96 98 99 100 98
Mathematics (% cand.) 92 84 90 84 89 91 80 88 85 91 90
Mathematical Literacy (% cand.) 8 16 10 16 11 9 20 12 15 9 10
Advanced Programme Mathematics (% cand.) 9 5 10 13 15 29 21 23 16 21 22
Advanced Programme English (% cand.) n/a n/a n/a 16 15 18 18 13 13 14 10
Physical Sciences (% cand.) 72 72 63 61 64 63 59 55 61 63 63
Outstanding achievers 3 1 6 4 2 5 3 2 0 2 1
Commendable achievers 3 2 2 2 1 4 1 3 4 2 2
Placements in top 1% in a subject 35 13 40 28 24 45 29 27 16 34 27

The school is equally proud of the achievements of the Alexandra pupils who attend the Ikusasa Lethu Programme at St Mary’s on Saturdays. Of the 75 matriculant students who attend the school in 2018, 61 achieve bachelor passes, three of them with aggregates in the A category and 10 with aggregates in the B category. Two of them gain six distinctions each.