Students at St Leonards School are celebrating an excellent set of GCSE exam results, with grades far exceeding the national average. An impressive 91% of St Leonards entries achieved grades A*-C, or 9-4 under the new marking system, in which 9 is now the top grade, equivalent to an A**, and 1 the lowest.
In addition, 45% of entries achieved top grades of A*/A, or 9, 8, 7, compared with a UK average of just 21%.
Pupils at St Leonards, Scotland’s Independent School of the Year 2019, enjoyed a 100% pass rate in a number of subjects, including German, Spanish, Arabic, Latin, Biology, Music and Drama.
With 12% of pupils attaining a clean sweep of A*/A (9, 8, 7) grades, this year’s results go a long way to continuing the school’s tradition of academic excellence.
Special congratulations go to Duncan Bouchard, Catherine Fleming, Alice Garland, Helena Oldroyd and Emma Ylitalo, all of whom secured straight top A*/A or equivalent grades.
“We are extremely proud of all our GCSE candidates this year on achieving an outstanding set of results,” said Dr Michael Carslaw, Headmaster of St Leonards.
“Both pupils and staff deserve enormous credit for all their hard work, and I am thrilled to see a continuation in the trend of younger pupils stepping up to sit GCSE exams at an earlier stage.
“This has been an excellent way to round off the 2018-19 academic year, and it will be wonderful to watch as our Year 11 classes now enter the Sixth Form to begin the International Baccalaureate Diploma, which serves as the ideal preparation for further education.”