STUDENTS achieved the best GCSE results in the history of Uckfield Community Technology College.
The percentage achieving 5A*-C grades rose from 69 per cent in 2011 to 83 per cent this year, and the percentage of students gaining 5A*-C including English and Maths GCSE rose from 63 per cent in 2011 to more than 67 per cent.
Principal Hugh Hennebry said the success was down to excellent teaching, a great deal of hard work by the students, a massive intervention programme that gave students free, extra tuition in all subjects and lots of support from parents.
He said: “I want to thank everyone involved in this great team effort to get every student to fulfill their potential. This includes the pastoral team of tutors. I also want to thank the Governors of the College who have been actively involved in supporting leadership at UCTC as we have implemented our Development Plans over the last few years.”
There were many outstanding individual student performances including Successful Diploma students and four students who gained all their grades at A or A*: Anna Fletcher, Harry Rickards, Ben Sumpter and Isabella Wilson.
“The class of 2007 are a fantastic year group and we are all so proud of their achievements, not only GCSE but also of their contribution to wider school life, whether it is football, dance, music, college council or many other opportunities,” added Mr Hennebry.
“We look forward to welcoming back in September those who are joining our sixth form and welcoming back everyone else at our GCSE Celebration Evening next year.”