The Marist Senior School has received five Good Schools Guide Awards, acknowledging the high standards and achievement sustained across subject departments. We received three Gold Awards and two Excellence Awards. Gold is awarded to the top performing English Independent School and Excellence is awarded to the school that was runner up. The Good Schools Guide Awards are particularly coveted because they denote when a school has outranked all other English schools in its category. In general the awards recognise the top 1% of achievement.
Our Gold Awards were for Biology, Drama and Computer Studies. All three departments were proud to receive their awards and Mrs Costello, Head of Science added “We are delighted that the changes we are bringing into the way we teach science are really benefitting the students, and bearing fruit in high ranking results”.
In addition we were awarded two Excellence Awards in Geography and Latin based on AS Level achievement. According to The Good Schools Guide: “awards for AS level are given in respect of students who do not take the subject on to A level. That these non-specialists do well… can be a good indicator of teaching quality in highly academic schools.”
Karl McCloskey, Headteacher said, “The Good Schools Guide Awards are prestigious and highly valued because they celebrate teaching excellence in individual subjects. All of our staff and students work extremely hard to maintain the high level of academic attainment at The Marist. These awards are testimony to the dedication each of our departments show. We are in good company with other GSG Award winning schools in the country, who aim to provide an education which is both academically challenging, inspiring and enabling our students to reach their fullest potential. We congratulate our winning departments in the knowledge that these awards act as a competitive spur for other departments to attain their own individual GSG recognition in due course.”