25.08.23 : Outstanding GCSE Results

St Leonards School has celebrated another excellent set of GCSE results with an impressive 92.1% of qualifications awarded grades 9-4 (equivalent to A*-C), far exceeding the national average. St Leonards has a reputation for academic excellence, and also recently achieved another record set of International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and Career-related Programme results earlier this summer, with which secured the Year 13 leavers places at prestigious universities in Scotland, the UK and worldwide.

This year’s GCSE pupils excelled in the sciences, languages, music, drama and mathematics, with over half of the exam entries graded at 9-7 or A*/A. Special congratulations go to Thomas Rowlands, Bettina Yeung, Anna Kleffel and Felix Schultz-Suechting all of whom achieved straight 9-8 (A*) grades.

Simon Brian, Head of St Leonards, remarked: “These results are a testament to all the hard work of pupils and staff here at St Leonards. We are all immensely proud of what our young people have achieved and the manner in which they have accomplished this, with a great sense of purpose, determination and care for one another.”

Will Gaisford, Deputy Head (Academic), further emphasised: “The academic ambition of young people at St Leonards is transparent in these results, placing them as top-ranking students in the UK. Our pupils will build on this success with the highly-regarded International Baccalaureate pathways in our Sixth Form, setting them up for the brightest of futures.”

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Situated in the heart of St Andrews, St Leonards offers outstanding boarding education for 5-18 year old boys and girls, combining exceptional academic achievement with a friendly atmosphere. St Leonards students have the chance to learn, work and play in a unique seaside setting and to feed off the inspirational buzz that comes from being right in the heart of a renowned and cosmopolitan university town.

The School is a private company limited by guarantee and is registered in Edinburgh with registration number SC016693. The company's registered office address is St Leonards School, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9QJ. The School is also registered as a charity with OSCR. The charity registration number is SC010904.

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