Students at Seaford Head School are celebrating an impressive crop of A-Levels results, with a noticeable increase in those securing their first-choice university place.
Seaford has successfully bucked the National trend of a 0.5 per cent decrease in pupils achieving top grades by recording an 11 per cent increase in pupils securing A*-Bs.
Headmaster John Green, who took up the post last September, said, “I’m proud of what all our students have achieved and we have a significant number of pupils heading to a Russell Group University.
“Ian Duff has achieved three A*s and two As and is heading to Durham to read Physics, Dragana Zoric has achieved two A*s and two As and will read Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol,
“Oliver Gatland has achieved an A* and three As and will read Physics at Exeter and Petra Ukota has achieved an A* and two As and will read History at the University of Edinburgh. We wish them every success as they continue their studies.”
Ian Duff said he was “elated when he opened his results” and he praised the Seaford maths department, saying, “A lot of hard work has gone into my results. The maths department’s teaching offers fantastic support, which is why I’ve achieved these amazing grades.”
Seaford Head prides itself on small class sizes and the individual focus and attention it provides for all students at all levels of ability.
Mr Green added, ”At Seaford, we have a very strong academic core and via our new Challenge Grade system, children are encouraged to secure academic personal bests – while still keeping a smile on their faces.
“This is the first year that students have been unable to benefit from taking modules in January meaning they take all of their exams at the end of the year.
“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.”
The A*-C pass rate stayed at 75 per cent for the sixth year in a row, despite the undoubted increased academic rigor by examination boards.
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