Excellent GCSE results – 91% A*, A & B Grades

Posted on August 25, 2016


Congratulations to our brilliant GCSE students who have all excelled across the board!

An extraordinary 66% achieved A* and A grades whilst 91% gained either A*, A and B grades. This is in sharp contrast to the national average where just 66.9% managed a pass and just goes to endorse the Maynard’s position as one of the top performing schools in the country.

Special mention goes to Fiona Broad and Jasmine Reay who achieved 10 A*s and an A* in their Higher Projects whilst Amy Chambers gained 10 A*s and an A grade for her Higher Project and Lucy Harris-Deans gained 9 A* Grades and an A* Grade in the Higher Project.

A huge proportion of the Maynard students juggle their studies with enormous extra-curricular achievements and none more so than Sabella Attenburrow and Hazel McCorriston who both achieved 9 A*s as well as an A Grade in their Higher Projects.

Sabella, who is an outstanding actress, found her revision period over Easter was hugely interrupted with rehearsals for a London show with the National Youth Music Theatre. “I decided I wanted to do the show which was really risky. It basically meant that I just had to work as hard as possible during the exam period which clearly paid off. It was a bit of a worry as I didn’t have as much sleep as I should have sometimes but it all turned out fine thankfully.”

Likewise, Hazel juggles her studies with a place on the GB squad in Dressage and has a firm eye on a future Olympic Games. As such she competes in the Premier League most weekends, travelling the length and breadth of the country, and has a gruelling training schedule each day. “It’s pretty difficult to juggle sometimes. Some days I have to get up really early to get all my homework done but it’s paid off so I’m really happy. I’ve just got to keep both balls rolling so I don’t close off any career options and just see where I go from here.”

These outstanding results end an excellent academic year for the Maynard School and we wish all our students the best of luck in their various studies when term starts again in September.