Rye College sees rise in top GCSE grades

Rye College has seen a rise in top GCSE grades this year.

Thursday, 20th August 2020, 2:16 pm
Updated Friday, 21st August 2020, 12:18 pm
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It said in the basic of measure of students passing both English and maths, standard passes rose from 57 per cent last year to 66 per cent this year and strong passes rose from 38 per cent to 45 per cent.

Dom Downes, head of college, said: “Although this cohort were not afforded the opportunity to sit their final exams, the grades awarded best represent the hard work and determination shown by all our students throughout the course of their studies.

“This is the fairest way forward – they are to be congratulated on their achievements.

“In the face of great uncertainty, I have total sympathy for all they have had to manage. Their resilience will serve them well as they move on to the next stage of their education.”

A cause for celebration was the increased number of Grade 9s awarded: the highest grade available.

Ursula Robbins achieved six such grades in English language and literature, maths, biology, physics and geography. Keziah Seal got five Grade 9s in English language and literature, biology, chemistry and history, Katy Downs, four Grade 9s in English language and literature, art and photography, while Gabriella Law and Sean Lane achieved two Grade 9s in English language and literature, and maths and history respectively.

A significant number of students are still awaiting results from BTEC music, engineering and sport science.

While the government has suspended the school accountability regime for this year, leaders at the college are confident these outcomes demonstrate the ongoing improvement anticipated earlier in the year allowing students to progress on to their desired destinations.

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