Seaford College students have bucked the national trend in the decline in A* grades and are celebrating achieving their best ever A* GCSE results, leading to a record number of pupils heading into the Sixth Form. Headmaster John Green, who took up the post three years ago and has implemented various successful strategies to improve the school’s academic core, said: “I’m very pleased with the progress and academic strategy we have put in place this year enabling all our students to achieve excellent results. Much of the success came from our local students. Josef Amin, from Graffham, achieved 11 A*s, William Morris, from Graffham, achieved 8A*s and 2As, Holly Gyles, from Graffham, gained 5A*s, 2As and a B, George Limpus, from Graffham gained 2A*s, 6As and an B, Thomas Hennessy, from Cranleigh, achieved 7A*s and 3As, Christopher Burrough, from Kings Langley achieved 4A*, 4As and 2Bs, Jonathan Davies, from Haslemere gained 5A*s, 2As and a B, Zachary Hodson, from Arundel gained 2A*s and 7As, Joseph Hill from East Dean achieved 3A*s, 2As and 2Bs, Oscar Quigley from Plumpton near Lewes gained an A* and 9As and Archie Gammon achieved 2A*s, 7As and a B. We look forward to welcoming back a record number of students in September into the Sixth Form and wish them every success with their studies at Seaford.
“In addition to the best ever A* results at Seaford our impressive A*-C pass rate has increased to 82%. In a current environment of an undoubted toughening up of academic standards these results are particularly pleasing. Nationally the A*-C pass rate has declined by 1.3%. Our students are undoubtedly responding to an increasingly academically ambi-tious culture being fostered at Seaford, as evidenced by our best ever A* performance. Whatever their academic profile, these results give credence to our ethos that all of our pupils strive to achieve their personal bests, and looking at these results, we are so proud of each and every one of their accomplishments.”
John added: “We achieved a 95% A*-C result in English, which is simply phenomenal. Yet again we have bucked the national trend that saw the A*-C pass rate in English fall by 5.2% to 60.2%.” John Doy, Head of English, said: “I’m delighted by our latest sets of results in English and English Literature, which are testament to the hard work of the students and all the members of the English department here at Seaford.” Fourteen students achieved 2 A*s in English Language and English Literature including Thomas Hennessy, William Morris and Zac Hodson who all achieved 100% in English Literature.
John Green added: “Our Challenge Grade reports published at regular intervals have created a dialogue between tutors and students around striving for success, whilst strong pastoral care and a caring and happy environment undoubtedly lays the foundation for such success.
“We are hugely excited by the point our students have reached in their educational journey, particularly as we look forward to them embarking on their bespoke Learning Pathways, taking into account alternative modes of assessment on offer for Sixth Form study at Seaford.”
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