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Seaford College celebrated achieving an 11% increase in top grades A*-B, leading to a record number of pupils heading into the sixth form.  

Headmaster John Green, who took up the post last September, 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.  

"Alex Hodson, from Yapton, has achieved 9A*s and 2 As, Emma Brown from Pulborough, has achieved 8A*s and 2 As, Finn Clancy from Pulborough, has achieved 7A*s and 2 As and Ellie Hitcock from Liss has achieved 5A*s and 5 As.   

"We look forward to welcoming back a large number of Seaford students in September, into the Sixth Form and wish them every success as they continue their studies at Seaford.”    

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Head of English John Doy with Seaford College headmaster John Green.

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Mr & Mrs Jamieson, Jack Jamieson, John Green and Amy Jamieson with her congratulations picture at Seaford College.

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Ellie Hitcock, headmaster John Green and Alex Hodson at Seaford College.

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Holly Bassett with John Green

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Seaford College's GCSE students celebrate with headmaster John Green.

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Burgess Hill School for Girls student Zarina Budd and Camilla Ryan who gained nine or more A* grades.

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Nikita, Tilly and Alicia from Burgess Hill School for Girls

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Burgess Hill School for Girls pupils Nikita, Tilly and Alicia.

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Jumping for joy at Burgess Hill School for Girls.

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Girls at Burgess Hill celebrated with almost 70% of grades at A* or A.

A third of the year group all grades were A*/A, and 89% of all examinations taken were graded A*- B, demonstrating the depth and breadth of their achievements. 

Headmistress Ann Aughwane said: "It is particularly pleasing to see the strength of the girls’ success in English, Mathematics, Science and Languages which provide them with the best possible platform on which to build their futures, whatever their passion or skill.

"Individually they are delightful, and collectively they have been brilliant. I congratulate them and their teachers on a job well done.”

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Congratulations to Lucy Gill and Shanelle Luring on their results today.

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12:51pm Thu 21 Aug 14

NACRO BRIGHTON says

To all students who achieved the GCSE results they needed to continue their education, a huge congratulations. For those who for what ever reason didn’t get the grades, it is not the end of the world.

An option is open for you to gain the qualifications necessary to go on and be the best that you can be. Here at NACRO in Brighton we offer a Study Programme for 16-19 year olds and for 19-24 year olds with a learning disability. The programme offers a personalised curriculum to give each learner the best possible chance of getting into education or training or finding a job.
• Vocational skills training - Art and Design, Building and Construction, Childcare and Retail
• English and maths
• Employability skills
• Personal and social development activities

In addition, we help you to gain experience through work placements in the area that you are interested in. Using our local connections with organisations to provide a golden opportunity to kick start your career.

Get in touch by calling 01273 704010 to find out more.

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Brighton College pupils celebrate their results.

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Bede’s achieved the School’s best ever GCSE results this morning. 

Bede’s has now achieved best-ever GCSE grades for five years in a row with over 80% of pupils achieving at least one A or A* grade in 2014 and almost one in ten pupils achieving straight A or A* grades.

Bede's Headmaster Dr Richard Maloney said, "By enabling young people to pursue passions personal to them, while working with teachers operating creatively and at the very highest level, Bede’s and its pupils have once again shown that our philosophy of holistic, personalised education consistently delivers success.”

Mr John Tuson, Bede’s Academic Deputy Head, said of the results, “I am extremely proud that ours is a school where exceptional individuals can achieve outstanding results while all pupils find an area in which to specialise.”

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Jack Rickard from Eastbourne with his parents looking at his results at Bede's.

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Alice Potter from Eastbourne, Bertie Cook from Rotherfield and Claudia Stephens from Tonbridge celebrate their results at Bede's 

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And a group of students at Bede's celebrate.

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Headteacher Haydn Stride, of Longhill High School in Rottingdean, said: "I am cautiously pleased with our exam results this year, we were accurate in our predictions and the vast majority of subjects have shown an increase from the previous year.  

"I am please that our young people will have, in the majority, achieved as we have predicted and received the results they have been working so hard for, across the last five years.

"I believe that the headline results of 49% 5A*-C including English and Maths ( a fall of 1% from the previous year), will show a closing of the gap between Longhill and National for attainment."

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Ms Louise Higson, Farlington’s Headmistress, said: “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."

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And results day, wouldn't be results day without the obligatory jumping picture...  thanks to the pupils of Farlington School for being good sports!

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Some happy faces at Farlington School in Horsham.

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Pupils at Cardinal Newman are celebrating their results.

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Great to see some happy faces with their results at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy.

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Pupils taking in their GCSE results at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy.

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Pupils at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy celebrate their GCSE results. Picture from photographer Terry Applin.

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And some more pictures from Seahaven Academy.

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More happy students at Seahaven Academy.

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Some very happy students at Seahaven Academy.

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Lancing College are celebrating some excellent results with 27% of GCSEs taken were awarded the A* grade, 54% of GCSEs taken were awarded A* or A and 
19% of candidates achieved a ‘clean sweep’ of A* and A grades. This year’s pass rate was 93%.

Dominic Oliver, the Head Master, said: “Congratulations to our GCSE candidates on their hard work and splendid results in a wide range of subjects. These studies, complemented by the many opportunities beyond the curriculum that Lancing offers, represent an excellent foundation for their A Level years.  It’s good to see that well over half of our results are graded A* or A.  As ever we will have a hugely positive ‘added value’ score this year:  Lancing brings out the very best in the young people in our care.” 

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From reporter Gareth Davies:

"Amazing new building here at PACA and headteacher James Fox is pleased to have held his own with the rest of the city's schools. They're down to 52% five A* to C grades including English and maths, but after last year's mammoth climb he's happy to have maintained a level of consistency. He puts it down to the changes in the exams and the fact schools don't have a heads-up on what students will be tested on. Something he says is healthy and should have happened a long time ago."

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From reporter Gareth Davies:

"Amazing new building here at PACA and headteacher James Fox is pleased to have held his own with the rest of the city's schools. They're down to 52% five A* to C grades including English and maths, but after last year's mammoth climb he's happy to have maintained a level of consistency. He puts it down to the changes in the exams and the fact schools don't have a heads-up on what students will be tested on. Something he says is healthy and should have happened a long time ago."

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From reporter Gareth Davies:

"PACA next on the whistle-stop tour. Be interesting to see how the grades are this year after James Fox masterminded a huge 21% increase in students achieving five A* to C grades including English and maths."

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More happy students at Patcham High. Shot by photographer Terry Applin.

 

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Study intently their results. Students at Seaford Head School.

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Checking their grades at Seaford Head School

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Some happy pupils at Seaford Head School.

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This is reaction from Patcham High from photographer Terry Applin.

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Scenes at Patcham High from photographer Terry Applin.

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From reporter Gareth Davies:

"Unbelievable results at Cardinal Newman. Chris Mottram, Alfie Hall and Nico Marshall bagged 33 A* grades and 2 As between them."

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From reporter Gareth Davies:

"Off to Cardinal Newman Catholic School now where students are opening their envelopes. Seems to be a small dip in grades - in line with national figures. It's being blamed on changes to how exams were marked."

9:58am

News in from Seahaven Academy who are celebrating the school’s best ever GCSE results.

Overall, 56% of students achieved five or more A*-C grades including English and Maths. This represents a rise of five percentage points on last summer’s results, and a substantial jump of 18 points from 2012.

Seahaven Academy Principal Rob Corbett said: “These results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of students and staff. It is a great feeling for everyone at the school to see young people who have been with us since Year 7 achieve the grades they need to move on successfully to the next stage of their education. I am delighted to be leaving Seahaven Academy with a strong set of results and look forward to following its future achievements.”

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From reporter Gareth Davies: 

"Lots of happy students at Brighton and Hove High School this morning. Ella Knott and Megan Marston - both 16 - have got what they need to study at BHASVIC in September and are now off to Reading Festival to celebrate. Not bad, eh?"

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The gender gap has widen at grade C & above with 73.1% of girls' entries scoring A*-C compared with 64.3% of boys' entries.

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1.9% fewer pupils achieve top grades in subject of English GCSE results show.

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0.7% rise in pupils scoring A* to C in today's GCSE results in England.

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Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of GCSE results day.

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12:31pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Hove at last says...

So proud of you Danielle Herrington/Robert Woodward Academy-Lancing

9 A Stars, out of 9 exams.......added to the two you took last year

And you doubted yourself!!!

love Mum/Dad
So proud of you Danielle Herrington/Robert Woodward Academy-Lancing 9 A Stars, out of 9 exams.......added to the two you took last year And you doubted yourself!!! love Mum/Dad Hove at last
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12:51pm Thu 21 Aug 14

NACRO BRIGHTON says...

To all students who achieved the GCSE results they needed to continue their education, a huge congratulations. For those who for what ever reason didn’t get the grades, it is not the end of the world.

An option is open for you to gain the qualifications necessary to go on and be the best that you can be. Here at NACRO in Brighton we offer a Study Programme for 16-19 year olds and for 19-24 year olds with a learning disability. The programme offers a personalised curriculum to give each learner the best possible chance of getting into education or training or finding a job.
• Vocational skills training - Art and Design, Building and Construction, Childcare and Retail
• English and maths
• Employability skills
• Personal and social development activities

In addition, we help you to gain experience through work placements in the area that you are interested in. Using our local connections with organisations to provide a golden opportunity to kick start your career.

Get in touch by calling 01273 704010 to find out more.
To all students who achieved the GCSE results they needed to continue their education, a huge congratulations. For those who for what ever reason didn’t get the grades, it is not the end of the world. An option is open for you to gain the qualifications necessary to go on and be the best that you can be. Here at NACRO in Brighton we offer a Study Programme for 16-19 year olds and for 19-24 year olds with a learning disability. The programme offers a personalised curriculum to give each learner the best possible chance of getting into education or training or finding a job. • Vocational skills training - Art and Design, Building and Construction, Childcare and Retail • English and maths • Employability skills • Personal and social development activities In addition, we help you to gain experience through work placements in the area that you are interested in. Using our local connections with organisations to provide a golden opportunity to kick start your career. Get in touch by calling 01273 704010 to find out more. NACRO BRIGHTON
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7:26pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

Well done to everyone who did well today.

Looking forward to Gareth Davies' article on this tomorrow. His reporting of results from Brighton and Hove seemed to dry up very early. I suspect this was as soon as he realised they were all dropping, and this didn't tie in with his earlier unsubstantiated claim that Sussex results were set to be 'above average'.

The rest of this 'Live Event' was exceptionally dull with a series of tweets from people which, although very interesting to them are of zero interest to anyone else.
Well done to everyone who did well today. Looking forward to Gareth Davies' article on this tomorrow. His reporting of results from Brighton and Hove seemed to dry up very early. I suspect this was as soon as he realised they were all dropping, and this didn't tie in with his earlier unsubstantiated claim that Sussex results were set to be 'above average'. The rest of this 'Live Event' was exceptionally dull with a series of tweets from people which, although very interesting to them are of zero interest to anyone else. Quiterie
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