Seaford Head students celebrate the school’s “best ever” GCSE results in 2019
Seaford Head students from Year 11 were back on the Arundel Road site today celebrating the school’s best ever GCSE results. Schools are now judged across 5 main attainment areas and the school improved its outcomes across all categories. The proportion of students securing a pass in both English and Maths increased by over ten percent as the school recorded its best ever outcomes since the 1 – 9 grades were introduced 3 years ago. Mr James Pratt, the Assistant Headteacher who is also responsible for student attainment in Year 11 commented: “The fact that this year group secured improved outcomes across every category shows how hard they have worked and how they have committed to their studies. The headlines are fantastic but they only tell part of the story as there are so many of our students’ amazing individual achievements to celebrate. I was looking at three of our students’ grades when we handed out their results; Billy Wooton, Holly Varndell and Lola Miller; between them they had achieved 20 Grade 9s and 10 Grade 8s. These are remarkable results.”
These “best ever” GCSE results follow last week’s A Level results that saw a number of Seaford Head students secure exceptional grades. Mrs Mathew, the Assistant Headteacher who leads on Key Stage 4 commented: “Results continue to improve at the school because our students work so hard and are expertly supported by our staff. It was so exciting to see students from Seaford Head progress onto Oxford and other top universities last week; there is no limit to what this group can achieve when they progress into the sixth form” Ella McCaughan had combined her Year 11 studies with national sporting recognition; she represented England for her age group at test match cricket when she was part of the Easter tour to Sri Lanka. Ella secured 8 grades at 7 – 9 level and will be studying English, Psychology and Biology in the Seaford Head sixth form.
The school is delighted that all the headline figures showed another increase in performance. In addition to the outstanding performance of individuals, a significant proportion of students have achieved the grade 4 that is necessary to progress to Level 3 study. 85.5 % secured this threshold in English and 85% matched this standard in Maths. Bob Ellis, the Head teacher commented “I am obviously extremely biased but as well as being seriously high achieving they are a really impressive group of young people. They are kind, caring and compassionate and have made an excellent contribution to the school and the wider community. I am so proud of our students and their achievements.
HEADLINE FIGURES 2019
ENGLISH & MATHS 9-4
S6H EXAM RESULTS