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Seaford Head students celebrate the school’s “best ever” GCSE results
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.
Seaford Head students celebrates outstanding A Level Results
Students at Seaford Head School were celebrating outstanding A level results on Thursday morning. The school was delighted with a pass rate of 99.5% and that one in four of the grades achieved were in the A*/ A category. Ms Speedie the Assistant Head teacher who leads the sixth form commented, “These results reflect the students’ immense hard work, focus and determination to achieve the highest grades possible to ensure they can go on and fulfil their life goals and ambitions. These outstanding outcomes are testament to the 7 years of effort our students have put into their studies and the tireless support they have received from our amazing staff.”
Summer LaVallee and Daniel Laidlaw will be starting the autumn term studying at Oxford University as they have taken up their places to read Law and Physics respectively. Dan secured A*, A*, A, B to secure his place on a 4 year Masters course and Summer achieved A*, A, B to start her Degree in Law. Summer said, “I am so excited to be starting at Oxford University; it really is an amazing opportunity for me.”
Other top performers from the school include Harvey Kilsby (A*AAA), who will be studying Natural Sciences at Bath; Toby Bliss (A*AA) who will also be studying Natural Sciences at Lancaster University; Neve James (A*AA) who has gained a place at Cardiff to study Medicine; Oscar Miller (AAA) who is off to Exeter to study Marine Biology and Megan Carter (AAA) who is taking a gap year.
Bob Ellis the school’s Head teacher commented, “I am immensely proud of all our students, who have worked so hard to achieve their goals. Whether it’s reading Law at Oxford, securing a higher level Apprenticeship, or studying French at the Institute of Paris, this cohort of students have shown that studying in the Seaford Head Sixth form can open up so many opportunities. They really are fantastic role models for the students in our younger year groups.”
Seaford Head students celebrate outstanding GCSE results 2018
Seaford Head students were back in school today celebrating outstanding GCSE results. Earlier this year the school was awarded an outstanding judgment across all four categories by Ofsted and have followed this with their best ever GCSE outcomes. Mr Pratt, the Assistant Head teacher who is also the Director of Learning for Year 11 commented: “Every year our students take academic achievement to new heights. It is a pleasure to work with such a fantastic group of young people and such committed staff who support them every step of the way. Every year you think how can we top these results and every year we manage it. The results reflect the students’ immense hard work, focus and determination to achieve the best results possible. These amazing results are fully deserved.”
After last week’s outstanding A Level results which saw more students applying to university and gaining unconditional offers than ever before, the GCSE results saw a huge number of students securing the very highest grades. Mrs Mathew, the Assistant Head who leads on Key Stage 4 commented: “All the hours that students and staff devote to exam preparation outside of lesson time has really paid off. With so many students achieving such fantastic results it seems unfair to highlight individual students but Zack and Isabelle’s performance was truly exceptional and puts them in the highest performing students in the country”. Zack Staniford secured 9 top grades at grade 9 or A* whilst Isabelle Woodhouse secured 8 grades at the highest level and an A level in Creative writing. Thomas Fraser who achieved 3 grade 9s for the sciences and will be studying A levels in Seaford Head Sixth form from September commented. “I can’t believe I managed to secure these grades; I know how difficult it is to achieve grade 9s so today I am feeling really proud of these results. I can’t wait to start on my A levels and work towards starting a science degree at one of the top universities.”
The school is delighted that the major headline figures showed another increase in performance. The proportion of students securing a grade 9 – 5 in both English and Maths increased by over 5%. Some school leaders were concerned that the new 9 – 1 grading system would have a negative impact on final grades but student outcomes at Seaford Head School continue to go from strength to strength. Bob Ellis, the Head teacher commented “These fantastic results are testament to the sustained efforts that our students have made over the last 5 years. It was a pleasure to share in their joy this morning as they celebrated their achievements. It was also lovely to see so many parents in attendance; they have every right to be extremely proud of their children. I thought last week’s A level results day was special and today has been equal to it. It is a privilege to be part of such an outstanding school community.”
And.... Our sixth form also received some excellent results
Congratulations to our Year 13 students who have achieved excellent results this summer!
The results reflect the students’ immense hard work, focus and determination to achieve
the best results possible. The school is delighted with a pass rate of over 99% and 48%
of results in the top A*-B grades. These fantastic results are testament to the sustained
efforts that our students have made over the last 7 years and the ongoing support they
have received from Seaford Head staff.
With more students applying to university and gaining unconditional offers we are
delighted for nearly 85% of the cohort to be embarking on their new academic journeys
at universities such as Exeter, Nottingham, Loughborough, Southampton, Portsmouth,
Roehampton, Sussex and Brighton. In particular: Tawny Barden who achieved A*A*A
and will be going to Leicester University to study French; Jessica Lock who achieved AAA and will be studying Physics at Sussex; Eva Wallis gained AAA and will be reading Natural Sciences at Exeter; Andrew Moore gained AAB and is planning on a Computer Science degree.
The school would like to congratulate all students who have secured their university place, Apprenticeship or to those who are now venturing into careers. Well done and we wish you all happiness and success with your future career and lives.