GCSE scores down across Eastbourne schools

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League tables show GCSE results are down across Eastbourne schools.

The figures released yesterday, revealed students obtaining five A* to C grades including English and maths, is down on last year. Nationally, only 53.4 per cent of students achieved this, down from 59.2 per cent on last year, and in East Sussex it went from 59.9 per cent down to 53.2 this year.

The best performing school was Bishop Bell, where 70 per cent of students obtained five A* to C grades with English and maths, down from 71 per cent last year.

The worst performing school was The Causeway, where only 39 per cent of students achieved five A* to C grades with English and maths. This is down from 58 per cent last year.

Ratton School got 47 per cent, down from 63 per cent, and Cavendish saw 60 per cent of students achieve the grades, down from 62 per cent.

Eastbourne Academy saw 41 per cent of students achieve the five A* to C grades with English and Maths, down from 46 per cent last year, and Willingdon Community School was at 63 per cent down from 78 per cent last year.

A statement on behalf of the schools, said, “We are proud of the huge numbers of outstanding individual students’ performances which contribute to these performance tables. These performance tables are the first published after many significant, recently implemented, changes to the national examination system and performance tables criteria. We are confident parents and the wider public understand the strengths, and limitations, of this years performance tables which do not represent all students’ actual best results.”

Private schools Eastbourne College and Moira House Girls School enter students for IGCSEs which are not recognised in the league tables. Visit the school’s websites for each school’s results.