THE BEST set of GCSE results ever were celebrated by students and staff at Seaford Head Community College (SHCC).
As thousands of pupils across the nation waited to find out how they fared, SHCC was delighted to find more than 85 per cent of students achieved five or more GCSE grades A* - C, an increase of more than five per cent on last year.
Of these 64 per cent achieved five or more GCSE grades A* - C including English Language and maths, an increase from last year of more than seven per cent making this the sixth consecutive year on year increase in exam results.
Other achievements included more than 95 per cent of students achieved at least one A* - C grade. The school exceeded challenging targets for progress in both English and maths, putting the school in the top 10 per cent of similar schools nationwide.
At Newlands School Year 11 pupils were celebrating with 76 per cent of pupils gaining five or more passes at grades A* to C. Outstanding student Sukayna Powell was particularly pleased with seven A* and three A grades out of her 12 passes.
Head of Senior School Tula Dyer praised all the staff and Year 11 pupils for their efforts. The school was particularly pleased with high grades awarded in textiles, photography, art, music, citizenship and geography.
At SHCC outstanding results were achieved by many individual students with particular congratulations going to Ben Alexander, Ellie Homan, Clare Gaffney and Carla Pullinger, who achieved 12 or more A* - A grades.
In addition 10 Year 11 students achieved an AS grade in Art and Design. From other year groups Jaikishan Rajput in Year 10 celebrated A grades in both AS maths modules and Olivia Byrne in Year 8 was awarded 100 per cent in GCSE Spanish making her one of the highest achieving language students in the country.
Exceptional results were achieved in biology with 100 per cent of students gaining an A* - C, with 80 per cent of pupils achieving an A* or an A.
Trevor Perks, chair of governors, said, “It really is an absolutely outstanding achievement and continues with our journey to becoming a top school.”