Students at Seaford College are celebrating achieving an 11 per cent increase in top grades A*-B, and more students getting their first choice university places.
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.
Top achievers were Ian Duff who gained 3A*s and 2 As and is heading to Durham to read physics, Dragana Zoric with 2A*s and 2As who will read aerospace engineering at the University of Bristol, Oliver Gatland who gained an A* and 3As and will read Physics at Exeter and Petra Ukota with an A* and 2As who will read history at the University of Edinburgh.
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.”
Steve Kettlewell, head of maths, was very proud and said to the boys: “I was really thrilled that you held your own in the last few questions in the further maths paper.
“Ian Duff achieved 100 per cent in his maths and 92 per cent in further maths which is phenomenal.”
The A*-C pass rate close to 75 per cent stayed the same for the sixth year in a row.
Mr Green said: “this is the first year 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.”