As the second oldest girls’ school in the country, The Maynard specialises in educating girls and last year’s examination results are certainly testimony to this. With a 100% pass rate (grade C or above) at Maths and English GCSE, it was the top school in the whole of Devon for its English Baccalaureate, a performance measure that scores schools according to how well pupils have performed in up to eight core GCSE subjects including Maths, English, the sciences, a language and History or Geography.
“These are outstanding results from very talented, hard-working girls and I am extremely proud that The Maynard has been recognised as Devon’s best with a 93% English Baccalaureate scoring, But what is also so pleasing is to be ranked as the leading independent school in the county across the entire GCSE Performance Tables board,” said Headmistress Sarah Dunn. “Happy girls are successful girls and these tables are testament to the fantastic pastoral care of our students and the warm, friendly environment we promote here.’
The Maynard was also the top scoring independent school in the county at A-level for the highest percentage of students to achieve AAB or higher in at least two facilitating subjects. These include all those most commonly required for entry into leading universities including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Maths, Geography, History, English Literature and Classical or Modern Languages.
“I am not only delighted to be recognised as the best in the South West and 16th nationally for our GCSE results by The Daily Telegraph but also to achieve such marvellous A-level results. The expert staff here strive daily to deliver the best independent education possible and it is just brilliant to have this officially recognised. It is utterly inspirational to witness the girls progressing so well, both academically and emotionally, in this bespoke all-girls environment that allows them to follow any career path they aspire to. The wonderful staff and exceptional students at The Maynard should be very proud of their achievements! Well done, to them all!” said Miss Dunn.
“January is always an exciting time for us and right now we are looking to the future as we busily process all of our entrance and scholarship applications. We have welcomed many talented young women over the past couple of weeks and I am really looking forward to announcing our scholar intake and, in particular, those who will be awarded the highly coveted 100% awards we are offering under the new Maynard Award Scheme, funded by the St. John’s Hospital Trust donations. Given the very high standard of all these applications, the selection process will be very difficult for us!”