100% of candidates achieved the rare top grade, distinction 1, in 2015
Mayfield has been offering the Cambridge Pre-U in since 2013, and the first girls completed the course in 2015. The first cohort of results could not have been better: every candidate achieved the top mark, Distinction 1 (D1). The Distinction 2 is regarded by universities as higher than an A* grade and the D1 is so rare that they have not yet decided on how far above an A* grade it is!
The Cambridge Pre-U is a new post-16 qualification that prepares learners with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed at university. It promotes independent and self-directed learning in preparation for undergraduate study.
The Cambridge Pre-U in Art and Design, offered at Mayfield, reflects the School's strengths in the creative arts, allowing students to specialise or combine work in ceramics, textiles and art, supported by academic study of artists and artistic movements or styles.