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Sussex students get their GCSEs today
Today is the day students across Sussex will be nervously opening envelopes to discover their GCSE results.
There will be triumph and tears at schools across the county as the 15 and 16-year-olds learn whether weeks of revision have been worth it.
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Early indicators were good as Brighton College celebrated a bumper set of results.
Every student in Year 11 got at least five GCSEs at grades A* to C including maths and English, and 90.2% of all grades were A* or A.
Headmaster Richard Cairns said: “It is obviously terrific to be the top school in Sussex again and I am delighted for the pupils and teachers whose hard work made this happen.
“They deserve to be partying tonight.”
At Lancing College teachers were also celebrating what they described as “excellent” GCSE results.
One candidate received a clean sweep of eleven A*s while six more achieved ten A*s.
Of all the GCSEs taken 27.9% were awarded the A* grade at the school.
Headmaster Jonathan Gillespie said: “These results reinforce Lancing’s reputation for academic excellence.
“My warm congratulations to our GCSE candidates on their achievements at this stage as well as my best wishes for the two exciting sixth form years ahead.
“These will serve as a powerful springboard for university study and life beyond school.”
Other schools in Brighton and Hove will be hoping for the same level of success, despite the city being amongst the worst-performing authorities in the country.
According to figures compiled by the Department for Education last year just over half of the city’s students gained five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English and maths.
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