25 August 2017
Congratulations to the students at our three secondary academies celebrating their GCSE results this week.
Students faced a new challenge this year, with the introduction of the new GSCE numerical scoring for English language, English literature and mathematics. These results reflect the hard work of both our students and staff.
At The Burgess Hill Academy 79% of student passed English and 75% passed maths. In other subjects, A/A*s were the highest ever with more than 1 in 5 grades across the year group an A or A*. For the third consecutive year, the average grade per student improved again at The Hastings Academy, with 13% of all entries graded as A or A*. Students at The St Leonards Academy performed particularly well in a range of subjects, notably catering, drama, English literature, French, history, music, physics, philosophy and ethics, sociology and Spanish, with 20% of all entries graded as A or A*.
There were some noteworthy individual results. At the Burgess Hill Academy Jemma Forster achieved 9 A*s and 1 A and Jack Cooper 8 A*s and 2 As, and both students also achieved the highest award, grade 9, in maths and English.
At The Hastings Academy Tomas Stoneham and Yazmin Bissenden achieved A and A* in each of their 11 subjects.
At The St Leonards Academy Holly McDowall secured 11 A* to A grades with three grade 9s, Emily Pascoe-Marchant secured nine A* to A grades and Pranab Khadka got eight A* to A grades.
We wish our students every success for the future as they continue with their post-16 studies.