THERE were happy scenes across 1066 Country as the region’s schools celebrated another year of impressive GCSE results.
Paul Swatton, headteacher at Claverham in Battle, said: “I am very pleased with the outstanding results achieved by the students at Claverham Community College this year. 74 per cent of the Year 11 students achieved five or more A*-C grades including English and maths. These are amongst the best ever results for the college and are a product of the hard work, dedication and commitment shown by all students and the staff at the college, supported by parents and governors. My congratulations go to all concerned.”
Things were looking just as rosy at Robertsbridge Community College, with 71 per cent of pupils achieving five A*-C grades with no less than 14 students achieving in excess of five A*/A grades.
Specialist subject of maths, together with English literature, triple sciences and textiles all performed well, achieving in excess of 80 per cent A*-C grades.
Headteacher Simon Potten said: “I am delighted to report that we have a higher number of students performing at the top level than previously, and virtually all subjects within the college have improved their outcomes, some recording record results. This is testament to the endeavour of students and hard work and commitment of staff at the college, and these results place us very well for considerable further success in the future.”
And Battle Abbey School once again delivered a superb set of results.
Headmaster Roger Clark said: “Even with higher grade boundaries for GCSE this year we are delighted with our results. Overall 98 per cent of pupils achieved five passes at A*-C. Joshua Bluck, Mojo Blyth-Piper, Helen Butcher, Jody Cheng, Steven Finley, Pok Man Fung, Aisling O’Keeffe and Billy Sapsford all did exceptionally well achieving at least seven A grades. Particular mention should go to William Lewis who achieved five A and five A* grades, Thomas Munro with six As and five A*s and Harry Roffey who achieved two As and eight A*.”