GCSEs: St Leonards-Mayfield pupils produce excellent results

Mayfield pupils celebrate
Mayfield pupils celebrate

St Leonards-Mayfield has recorded another set of high-quality exam results.

Almost 70 per cent of Mayfield’s GCSE candidates achieved A*-A grades, an increase of more than 2 per cent on last year.

Five girls gained ten or more A* grades. 100 per cent of students gained at least 5 A*-C grades, with excellent results across all subjects.

93 per cent of candidates in English Literature and 91 per cent of those studying Drama were awarded A*-A grades.

For the first time those Mathematicians who sat their GCSE early, took the Further

Maths GCSE level course and more than 50 per cent were graded at A* with Distinction. Sharon Rothero, Mayfield’s Head of Middle School, said: “We are delighted that the hard work the girls have put into their studies over the course of the last two years has been rewarded by excellent results.

“This year group has had an excellent work ethic and have also been great fun to work with. It is particularly pleasing that so many girls have exceeded themselves in subjects that they have previously found difficult - and they should be thrilled.”

There were many outstanding performances.

Isabelle Ritchie recorded 11A*s and 2As. Francesca McLaren, Isabelle Kwan and Yolande Rowson each achieved 10A*s and 1 A

Tiffany Li achieved 1A* with Distinction, 10 A*s, 1A and 1B. Laura Gilliland gained 7A*s and 5As and Erin Guan 5A*s, 4As and 3Bs.

Wera Ruan gained 1A* with Distinction, 8 A*s, and 1A. Phoebe Toyne-Bridges registered an A* with Distinction, 7A* and 3As.

Antonia Beary, Mayfield’s Headmistress, said: “Mayfield’s GCSE candidates have again produced excellent results and I am immensely proud. The success the girls have enjoyed across both traditional academic and creative subjects is a tribute to the strength and breadth of the teaching within the School. It confirms that our girls are not just learning how to pass examinations but are really making the most

of the opportunity a Mayfield education offers. Inevitably, given the increasingly erratic nature of exam marking, we are looking forward to some girls’ marks improving still further. However, as examination methods and marking change, it is clear that Mayfield girls are ready to respond positively and effectively to any challenge.”

She continued:“Our GCSE girls can now look forward to their AS and A2 years in Mayfield’s magnificent new Sixth Form Centre, following in the footsteps of their successful 2014 predecessors.”