St Leonards has celebrated another excellent set of GCSE results, which far exceeded the national average, with 99.8% of qualifications awarded grades 9-4 (equivalent to A*-C). St Leonards has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence, and also celebrated a fantastic set of International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results earlier this summer, which secured the Year 13 leavers places at first class universities in Scotland and across the world.
The GCSE pupils excelled in the sciences, languages, creative arts, and humanities. An impressive 60.2% of the grades awarded to St Leonards students were A*/9/8/7. Special congratulations to Alex Barclay, Benjamin Clark, Lily Driscoll, Abigail Edmonstone, Faith Mackenzie-Page, and Beth Purvis who all achieved straight 9/8/A* grades.
"We are extremely proud of our GCSE candidates and all that they have achieved in this difficult and unusual year. This strong set of results is testament to the resilience and hard work of both pupils and staff," said Mrs Pemberton Hislop, Senior Deputy Head (teaching and learning) at St Leonards.
"This has been a fantastic way to round off the 2020-21 academic year, and we are excited for the pupils to embark upon the next chapter of their educational journey at St Leonards. In the coming weeks, they will begin either the International Baccalaureate (IB) Career-related Programme or Diploma Programme, globally-recognised qualifications which open up a world of opportunities and are the ideal preparation for further education."