Maynard School Students Achieve Exceptional A-Level Results
18th August 2011
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The outstanding Upper Sixth at the Maynard School have once again achieved exceptional A-level results for 2011.

A Level Results 2011

100% A2 pass                                                                                               

66% of students gaining A* or A Grades

90% of students gaining A*, A or B Grades                                             

81% of students gaining A* or A Grades for Science subjects  

This year’s students have achieved in a diverse range of subjects which defy the national trend for choosing less challenging subjects. Amongst the many success stories are first-rate scientists, linguists and mathematicians, all “difficult” subjects which have seen a drop in popularity nationally in recent years.

A high percentage of girls achieved an A* in one or more subjects, a grade for students achieving over 90% in the A2 section of the examination. The star grade A was introduced at A-level last year. The AQA Baccalaureate was introduced at The Maynard this year, with five students gaining the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which is part of this.

Success stories include:

Head Girl Sasha Reeve, from Teignmouth, who scored 4 A* Grades and has a place at St Andrews University to read Medicine. Sasha is a talented musician who has achieved diplomas in percussion and piano.

Alicia Caunter, from Thoverton, who scored 3 A* and 1 A Grade as well as an A Grade in the EPQ.

Melissa Gunter, from Crediton, who gained 3 A Grades and has a place at the Royal Veterinary College, London.

Rachel Belben, from Exeter, who gained 1 A* and 2 A Grades and has a place at Imperial College, London to read Biology.

Ji Ying, an International student from China, who gained 2 A* and 1 A Grades and has a place to read Biochemistry at University College London (UCL).

Jenny McGarvey, from Exeter, who scored 2 A* and 2 A Grades, and has a place at Royal Holloway, University of London, to read History.

Sophie Palmer, from Exeter, who gained 1 A* and 2 A Grades and has a place to study English at Birmingham University.

Ellie Spencer, from Exminster, who gained 3 A* and 1 A Grades and has a place at Kent to read Wildlife Conservation. Ellie was one of the students to set up The Maynard’s ‘Eco Warriors’ team to promote green activities throughout the school.

Hannah Warren, from Exton, who gained 2 A* and 1 A Level and has a place to read Medicine at University College London (UCL).

Bee Hughes, Headmistress, commented:

“Once again, I am absolutely delighted with the performance of all our students at A-level this year. This year group have performed stunningly and the results are absolutely outstanding. I am very proud of all their achievements, and of the Maynard staff, whose academic and pastoral support inspires the girls to work hard and to achieve brilliant results year on year.”


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