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The Leys celebrates highest ever examined GCSE results

On Thursday 25 August, the 2022 cohort of Year 11 pupils at The Leys received the highest examined GCSE results in the school’s recorded history. An impressive 79% of all grades awarded were 9, 8 or 7, and 36% were graded 9, the highest mark possible.

Top performing pupils included Guy A, Alexandra B, Clara de S, Emily H and Harry TB, all of whom obtained straight 9 grades.

Headmaster at The Leys, Martin Priestley, commented: “Well done to all our Year 11 pupils who received their GCSE results earlier today. As a year group, they have excelled and indeed even exceeded our expectations in some cases: we are absolutely delighted with their achievements. The very high proportion of pupils achieving 7s or above is a credit to their hard work and determination, despite all the disruption and challenges they faced during the pandemic. The percentage of 9s, more than a third of all the grades awarded for this cohort, is the best it has ever been in the school’s history, which is truly outstanding. I look forward to being able to acknowledge their collective and individual achievements at the start of the new term when they return to begin their A Level courses. Indeed, their success today will stand them in good stead for the Sixth Form and beyond.

“As I did last week when commenting on the Upper Sixth’s examination results, I would like to acknowledge the contribution of all my colleagues in supporting and encouraging the Year 11s throughout the last two years, especially during the periods when they were learning remotely. The whole school community: staff, Governors, pupils and of course our parents too, have pulled together in unprecedented times and I am so proud of the pupils’ resilience, which has most certainly paid off. I know the Governors and staff will be as proud as I am of these results and we congratulate the pupils on their success.”