A-Level results: Felpham Community College

Mark Anstiss (headteacher), Felpham Community College, Bognor Regis. Pic Steve Robards SR1603587 SUS-160302-170205001
Mark Anstiss (headteacher), Felpham Community College, Bognor Regis. Pic Steve Robards SR1603587 SUS-160302-170205001

Curries and festivals, they are the main ways students at Felpham Community College plan to celebrate their A-Level results.

The school achieved a 99 per cent overall pass rate, with 75 per cent at grades A*-C.

Patrick Hargood, who is stepping down as head of sixth form this year, said: “I am delighted with the results. We’ve gone really well in English literature, maths, business studies and physics.”

He added that changes to courses ‘have not hindered’ their progress and that ‘our students have shone this year’.

Rebecca Wood, 18, was clearly elated her results – A* in biology, A in psychology, B in chemistry and an A* for her extended project – had seen her get into Exeter to study medicine.

She said: “It is so weird, I can’t believe it”.

Adding how she was now looking forward to attending V Festival with classmates.

While Mervyn French, who has hopes of becoming a teacher after going to Sussex to study geography admitted: “I am pleased, I did better than I expected.

“I’m not sure what the next steps are but I am going for curry tonight.”

Carol Rossell, who gained A grades in maths, chemistry and biology as well as a B in psychology, was one student planning to go overseas to further her studies at Tufts University, a private research university, near Boston.

The move appealed she said appealed both because she’d get a full scholarship covering living expenses and the $42,000 annual tuition fees, along with more flexibility.

“I don’t have to decide my major until the second year,” she revealed: “I think I will go for biomedical engineering – I want to get in to the health side, drug research or disease management, something that will help people.”

Speaking about the success, head teacher Mark Anstiss, said: “We consider our sixth form to be a unique and special place for students to learn. Outstanding teachers, first class guidance and support and small class sizes provide students with an environment to succeed.”

While Mr Hargood added ‘we know that college is about more than just results’ and praised other achievements such as the sporting victories, including winning the Sussex County football final, and charity work, which has seen the college raising more than £5,000 for good causes.

To see pictures from the college’s result day, click HERE