‘Outstanding’ A level results at Mayfield School
Mayfield School is celebrating ‘outstanding’ A level results.
The independent day and boarding school for girls at The Old Palace in High Street, Mayfield, said students have secured places at leading universities around the world.
They will go on to study a wide range of academic disciplines, including medicine, veterinary science, biochemistry, languages, law, engineering, and history of art.
A spokesman for the school said: “While the preparation for and build up to A Levels this year may have been unlike any other, when it comes to results, Mayfield girls are consistently high achievers and, yet again, this is reflected in the school’s performance across the board.
“Despite significant media speculation about A Level results this year, there is much to celebrate as Mayfield is able to confirm another set of outstanding grades.
“Of course some girls would have further excelled under exam conditions, but we are proud of this year’s 66 per cent A*/A and 100 per cent pass rate, which rewards the industry and diligence of the girls during their time at Mayfield and reflects the quality of teaching and support they have received.”
The spokesman added that the most popular university choices this year for Mayfield girls are Exeter, Bristol, UCL, Durham, Edinburgh, LSE, Oxford and Cambridge – with other girls progressing to a number of prestigious universities globally, including the USA, Hong Kong and Europe.
Head girl Mary Whitlock, a talented artist and stalwart of Mayfield’s ‘Schola Cantorum’ Choir, achieved two A* and a D1 in her Pre U, and is going to St Andrew’s University to study history of art in the autumn.
Mary, whose mother and grandmother also went to Mayfield, said: “I have loved my time at Mayfield and the friendships and opportunities that it has given me. The support we have received from our teachers during lockdown has been absolutely brilliant, and I will miss the school very much.”
Genevieve Badia-Aylin, a boarder since Year 7, achieved three A*s in English, Spanish and drama. She has secured a place at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge to study languages.
As a playwright and a performer – one of her plays was due to be produced at the school last term – Genevieve is keen to take advantage of the cultural as well as academic opportunities that Cambridge will offer.
Annalise Dodson, a local boarder, is delighted to be going to Queen’s College, Oxford to study law, having achieved 2A* and an A in English, economics and politics.
She said: “I am so happy that all my hard work has paid off and I’m really looking forward to beginning the next chapter of my life in Oxford. I will forever be grateful to all teachers at Mayfield for guiding me and encouraging me to have faith in myself.”
Caroline Cardozo was awarded three A* and one A in physics, ceramics, maths and further maths, and is going on to read engineering at Bristol University.
She said: “I am so happy that I was encouraged to take an eclectic combination of subjects as it allowed me to pursue all of my interests and keep my options open.
“People are often surprised to discover that many of the skills needed to succeed in both the Sciences and Creative Arts are transferable, and that universities are increasingly keen to take students who have received the kind of broad education that I have had at Mayfield. I am very excited to be heading off to Bristol!”
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