Congratulations as GCSE results arrive

West Sussex County Council has congratulated its young people in schools across the county who received GCSE results on Thursday, August 21.

Based on the provisional results received from schools it seems likely that the overall performance for the county has improved from last year with over a third of schools having improved.

As has been reported nationally the results for schools this year have been very volatile. The variations are likely to be the result of changes to GCSE examinations and particularly to English.

West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Jeremy Hunt, said: “I would like to congratulate West Sussex pupils, as well as their teachers, who have all worked so hard to achieve these results.”

Pupils and staff at The Forest School were celebrating another good year of GCSE exam results.

Headteacher, Siobhan Denning, said: “We are extremely proud of our pupils’ achievements; the results this year are significantly above the national figures released so far: 83% of boys attained 5 A*-C grades, with 67% achieving 5 A*-C including English and Maths. It was lovely to be in school this morning and watch the pleasure and delight in our pupils’ faces as they opened their envelopes and read their results. There were so many happy faces and it was wonderful to see so many staff in school to share in the boys’ successes.”

Ms Louise Higson, Farlington’s Headmistress, comments on the School’s excellent GCSE results: “Another superb set of results for the girls at Farlington! We are very proud of their individual achievements and with an overall 97% A* to C pass rate there is much to celebrate. 56% of all grades were A/A*, with a good proportion of girls achieving straight A/A* grades. We are delighted for all of our girls who have worked very hard indeed to achieve these outstanding results.“

Christ’s Hospital’s pupils were celebrating their strong performance at GCSE; 88.4% achieved A*, A or B grades with 65.5% gaining A* or A grades – a brilliant result.

29 pupils gained at least 10 A*/A grades and the 31 pupils taking the IGCSE Further Maths* gained 5 As, 15 A*s and 11 A*s with Distinction between them.

John Franklin, Head Master said: “This fine set of results, along with our excellent A Level and IB results achieved this summer, underlines the consistent pattern of high academic achievement at Christ’s Hospital. I am extremely proud of our pupils and their teachers and am confident this cohort will gain outstanding results in two years’ time.”

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