23 August 2023
Mayfield’s Upper Sixth girls have secured places at prestigious universities throughout the UK and abroad, including Oxford, Bristol, Durham, Exeter, Imperial, UCL and King’s College, with three girls heading to North America to study, including local girl Sophie, from Groombridge, who has been awarded a Rowing Scholarship by the University of Iowa.
In keeping with the school’s educational ethos the girls are going to study a wide range of courses including Animation, Architecture, Engineering, Fine Art, Law and Politics, and Psychology, in addition to traditional subjects such as English, Modern Languages and the Sciences.
The most popular A level subjects were Biology, Chemistry, Maths, and Psychology, whilst all nine students taking Ceramics achieved an A* or an A. These included Amelia from Tunbridge Wells, who studied Maths and Psychology alongside Ceramics. She said: “I found Maths the hardest subject at junior school, I never would have believed I would take it for A Level and that’s all thanks to Mayfield. I am incredibly proud of my results and getting into the University of Cardiff to study Architecture.”
Yueshi, a talented musician and international boarder, achieved three A*s in History of Art, English and History and will be going on to study History at Oxford, where she has also been awarded a Choral Scholarship. Yueshi said: “I am absolutely thrilled with my results, and I would like to thank Mayfield for all the opportunities that it has offered to me along the way to cultivate my passions. I can’t wait to embark on this new journey at Oxford doing the things that I love!”
Ines, from Tenterden, also achieved a place at Oxford, where she will be studying French and Beginners Russian. She said: “I remember being so excited when I first received my academic scholarship to Mayfield in Year 9, and it has given me so many opportunities as well as the confidence to apply to Oxford.”
Charlotte, from Tunbridge Wells, and Mia, from Crowborough, both secured places to study Sciences at Imperial, continuing Mayfield’s tradition of encouraging girls to forge careers in STEM, a traditionally male dominated arena. Mia, who was awarded Gold in the UK Chemistry Olympiad competition earlier this year, achieved three A*s and an A. She said: “I am so pleased that my hard work led me to achieve the results that I did and am very grateful for all the support provided by my teachers. I am looking forward to pursuing my favourite subject, Chemistry, at Imperial in September!” Charlotte, who achieved four A*s and is a long-standing member of Mayfield’s STEM club, will be studying Physics at Imperial. She said: “Mayfield has been invaluable to me, in terms of academic support, activity opportunities as well as making lifelong friendships. Thank you!”
Head Jonathan Forster commented: ”At Mayfield we believe in creating an environment in which students are happy so that they can flourish in the world beyond school. This year’s results are testament not only to this ethos, but also to our students’ and teachers’ hard work and commitment. I am so proud of their success and confident they will embrace the next stage of their journey with enthusiasm, confidence and determination. I look forward to following their progress.”