Our Year 11 pupils have achieved an outstanding set of GCSE results, with the 2018 grades released earlier today.
A very impressive 97% 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.
St Leonards has enjoyed 100% pass rate success across many subjects, including French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Biology, Art and Design and Drama.
More than half of all exams taken achieved top grades of A*/A or (9, 8, 7), giving this year’s cohort even more reason to celebrate success.
With over 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 goes to Daniel Greenwood, Emma Iriondo, Francesca Livesey-Stephens, Johanna Woitke, Selina Handoll, Anthony Huang, Lizzy Vogel, and Grace Teoh, all of whom secured straight top A*/A or equivalent grades.
This has also been a particularly strong year for younger students sitting their GCSE exams a year early. Hugo Muller (Year 10), sat two GCSE exams this session, achieving an A* in German and a 9 in Latin. A fantastic achievement.
“We are extremely proud of all our GCSE candidates this year on achieving an absolutely outstanding set of results,” said Headmaster Dr Michael Carslaw.
“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 2017-2018 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.”
Congratulations to our Year 11 pupils!