Twin sisters at Mayfield School are celebrating this morning (Thursday, August 20) after achieving 22 A*s and two As between them in their GCSEs.
Naomi and Rebecca Snow excelled in their exams and while Naomi got more A*, Rebecca achieved an A* with Distinction in Further Maths.
Other students celebrating exceptional results include Martha Gabriel, who justly deserved her 11 A*s, as did Regina Lai her eight A* grades, an A* with Distinction for Further Maths and two further As.
Also to be congratulated are Funmi Ademuwagun (9A* 2A, B) Alice Sikorski (9 A* 2A) Darcie Gomer and Ella Holroyd (8A* 4A), Caitlyn Stone (7A* 4A) Emily Cantwell-Kelly and Perdita Knight (7A* 3A, B), Sammi Cheuk and Temi Fagbemi (6A* 5A, B).
In addition Alex Bowen, Emily Lao and Coral Man achieved straight A*/As, while more than one third of all girls achieved nine or more A*/A and two thirds of the year achieved five or more A*/A.
Scientists particularly excelled at Mayfield School this year, with almost 90 per cent of Chemistry, Biology and Physics papers graded as A*/A.
Similarly impressive results were also observed in a range of subjects from Geography (90 per cent) and Music (100 per cent A*/A), with French, Ceramics, History, Drama, Maths and Further Maths all achieving more than 80 per cent A*/A.
As usual, those mathematicians who sat their GCSE early took the Further Maths GCSE level course. One third were graded at A* with Distinction, indicating exceptional achievement at a level higher than A*.
Mrs 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.”
Miss Antonia Beary, Mayfield’s Headmistress, added: “We are delighted by another year of outstanding GCSE results in all subjects at Mayfield, for the year group and also for specific individuals.
“These results prove that in the right atmosphere, with appropriate challenge and support, girls can be as successful at science and maths as they are at languages, or creative arts.
“These girls have an outstanding academic foundation on which to build, and are able to choose from a wide range of subjectsc to make the right choices for A level. Mayfield has a proud history of producing scientists, innovators and artists: young women who are able to respond positively and cheerfully to the challenges of a global community.
“We are all looking forward to them making their mark on the Sixth Form and we have high hopes for them in the future.”
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