Students at Seaford College are, for a second week in a row, celebrating achieving an 11 per cent increase in top grades A*-B, leading to a record number of pupils heading into the sixth form.
Headmaster, John Green, who took up the post last September said: “I’m very pleased with the progress and academic strategy we have put in place this year enabling all our students to achieve excellent results.
“Alex Hodson, from Yapton, has achieved nine A*s and two As, Emma Brown from Pulborough, has achieved eight A*s and two As, Finn Clancy from Pulborough, has achieved seven A*s and two As and Ellie Hitcock from Liss has achieved five A*s and five As.
“We look forward to welcoming back a large number of Seaford students in September, into the Sixth Form and wish them every success as they continue their studies at Seaford.”
The A*-C pass rate has increased by six per cent year on year. The A* pass rate has increased four per cent and is the highest it has been since 2008.
These both buck the national trend which shows an increase of less than 1 per cent.
Mr Green added: ”In a current environment of an undoubted toughening up of academic standards these results are particularly pleasing.
“Many children have achieved academic personal bests spurred on by our new Challenge Grade system and our excellent teaching.
“Our English and English Literature are particularly impressive, where many of our pupils have surpassed their Challenge Grade. As a proud non-selective school our results indicate that our academic core is strengthening year on year enabling pupils to gain their academic personal bests.
“In conjunction with the improved A-level results, this demonstrates that Seaford is continuing to gather academic momentum.”