John Green’s Academic Strategy for Seaford College Continues to Succeed Even Though A Levels Toughen Up

Jack Shaw-Pethers, who achieved 3 As, with Headmaster John Green and his parentsSeaford College has seen a significant increase in the overall pass rate at A Level. This has led to Seaford College celebrating its impressive trend of securing students’ places at top Russell Group universities. Headmaster John Green, who took up the post two years ago and has implemented various successful strategies to improve the school’s academic core, said: “We are delighted to have maintained our number of A* grades achieved in last year’s exams, and the A*-C pass rate at close to 75% continues to reinforce our proud academic record. Considering the undoubted increase in academic rigour from the examination boards the results this year are particularly pleasing.”

“We have a significant number of pupils heading to a Russell Group University. Jack Shaw-Pethers, from Haslemere, has achieved 3As and is heading to Exeter University to read Bio-logical Sciences, and Ollie Lawes scored 3As and has also been accepted to Exeter Chloe Gooding celebrates her fantastic results with her parents, English teacher John Doy and Headmaster John GreenUniversity to read Physics and Astrophysics, whilst Chloe Gooding achieved A*AB. Callum Syrett, from Loxwood, is heading to Exeter University to read History having gained 3As. Hugo Bell will also read Biology at Exeter University having achieved AAB. James Smith, from Petworth, will read Geography at Newcastle University having gained 2As and a B, and Lucas Thornley, from Graffham, also gained 2As and a B and will read History at Leeds University. Charlie Barnett achieved ABB and will read Psychology at Newcastle University, whilst Head Girl Sasha Loeffen-Ames will read Biology at Newcastle University. Maria Ciric gained an A and 3Bs and will read Politics and International Relations at Exeter University. Thomas Bloor will read Chemistry at Leeds University. We wish them every success as they continue their studies.”

High achievers Charlie Barnet and James Smith celebrate their resultsJohn added: “at Seaford we look after our students and inspire personal ambition and success so that personal bests are achieved inside and outside the classroom. This is why I love Seaford – because our flight path is unique.” Many of Seaford’s students achieve high academic results and excel in extra-curricular activities displaying the all round nature of Sea-ford. Jack ShHead Girl Sasha Loeffen-Ames with her results. Sasha will be going to Newcastle University to study Biologyaw-Pethers, Deputy Head Boy, excelled at sport and played in the 1st team for both cricket and rugby. Chloe Gooding was a leading member of our drama department with exceptional performances in both Oh What a Lovely War! and the challenging Dr Faustus. Beck Hemmingway, from Ichenor, performed really well, which included the equivalent of 2 A* grades in PE and Business Studies and will read Business at Oxford Brookes. During his time at Seaford Beck excelled at both cricket and hockey. He played cricket for Sussex and also Middleton. Harry Leleu, a national triathlete and Head Boy, excelled at sport at Seaford and will read Physics at Loughborough University. James Smith, who is planning to work for the United Nations and World Bank in the department of sustainability, was also a dynLucas Thornley, who achieved AAB and will go to Leeds to study history, with his mother Angela Thornleyamic member of the CCF (Combined Cadet Force). 

Seaford College prides itself on small class sizes and the individual focus and attention it provides for all students at all levels of ability. We pride ourselves on our Value Added. John Green said: “At Seaford we have a very strong academic core and via our new Challenge Grade system, children are encouraged to secure academic personal bests – whilst still keeping a smile on their faces!” Gabriel Monks achieved an A* in 3D Design (with 2 modules marked at 100%), an A and a C. Breege Jinks, Deputy Head Academic, said “Gabriel has shown real tenacity to succeed. Like many of our students, when appropriate interventions are expertly employed, students are able to develop skills and expertise that enable them to achieve continued success. The Good Schools Guide stated that Seaford “believes in and supports the underdog” and Gabriel is a great example of this having joined Seaford in Year 9 with many academic challenges. On our bespoke pathway by year 11 he had surpassed all initial academic expectations and has now gone on to achieve these superb grades and a place on an Art Foundation course at The Falmouth School of Art. ”

Seaford offers a unique environment and inspiring personal ambition & success is part of its DNA.

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