The anxious wait was over for teenagers in Eastbourne after they picked up their GCSE results on Thursday (August 22).
Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford schools seemed to fare well on results day, despite the national statistics dropping for the second year in a row.
The county results show 60 per cent of students received five or more A* to C grades including English and mathematics, an increase on last year’s figure of 58 per cent.
Of the 24 East Sussex schools whose results are available, 11 are celebrating their best ever results for five or more A* to C grades including English and maths. These included local schools Ratton, The Bishop Bell Church of England School and Willingdon Community School
Five schools have also achieved an improvement of at least 10 per cent on their performance last year for five or more A* to C grades including English and maths. Locally Ratton and Willingdon made that list.
Willingdon was the best performing school in the town.
Councillor Nick Bennett, East Sussex County Council lead member for learning and school effectiveness, said, “I would like to congratulate all our schools, as well as our own schools effectiveness teams, for the effort they’ve put in to achieve these results.
“Attaining good GCSE grades gives young people a solid grounding for their future educational and professional life, and their success is the fruit of many months of hard work by students and staff alike.
“We are truly pleased with these results and for our part will continue strive to help schools to raise standards even further in the years to come.”