The Mount Senior School consistently celebrates outstanding exam results and excellent ‘Added Value’.

GCSE Results 2018

The Mount School York celebrates fantastic GCSE results with a stand out number of A* grades.

  • 38% of GCSE grades awarded were A* or 8/9 grades
  • Overall, 55% of the grades were A*- A (7/8/9)
  • 37% of girls gained at least 5 A*s
  • 48% of girls achieved at least 5 A*s – A (or equivalent)
  • 74% of grades were A*- B

A range of subjects celebrated fantastic results with at least 70% of grades in English Language, History, Spanish, Sport/PE, Geography, Chinese and DT Textiles marked at A*-A or 7/8/9.

Adrienne Richmond, Principal, said, “I am extremely delighted with our GCSE results. The girls have achieved an excellent set of grades in all areas – Languages, Humanities, the Arts, Science, English and Maths. The excellent grades reflect all the girls’ hard work and commitment over the past two years. In a year when it has been acknowledged that GCSEs have become harder, by removing the emphasis on coursework and putting more focus on the end of course exams, I am really proud of all our girls they have achieved.”

“At GCSE, performance has been above the national average for maintained schools. Results in IGCSE examinations have been higher than worldwide norms”


“Senior School pupils achieve highly in GCSE examinations, significantly exceeding the results predicted for them in standardised tests.”

ISI Inspection November 2018

2018 is the second year since the introduction of grades 9-1.  Traditional A*-G grades have been replaced with a 9 to 1 system, with 9 the highest grade. Last year only English and Maths were marked under the new system; this year an additional 20 subjects have been awarded in the new style grades. An 8 or 9 grade is broadly equivalent to an A*, 7 is equal to an A, a 6 is equal to a B and a 5/4 is equal to C.

Letter GradesNumber Grades
45% A*15% Level 9
52% A and above33% Level 8 and above
71% B and above57% Level 7 and above
88% C and above77% Level 6 and above
90% Level 5 and above

A Level Results 2018

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