TALK of a tougher marking regime has not slowed the progress of Heathfield Community College Sixth Form students who experienced yet another record breaking year.
Figures for A-level students matched their best ever in reaching the ‘gold standard’ of 50 per cent A*-B and 100 per cent A*-E grades.
Students in Year 12 produced best ever performances of 44 per cent A-B grades, more than five per cent above the national average.
Head teacher Alan Powell said: “It’s good to see that our students continue to do better and better, giving them the very best chances in life.”
Triple A grade A-level performers included: Helena Dollimore (reading History and Politics at Oxford), Frankie Keefe, Rose Geldart, Will Parker, Lizzie Kaemena, Tam Nathan and Emma Stevens.
Students with a minimum of triple As at AS included: Emma Bouloudis, Kelly-Anne Bray, April Browne, Adam Davies, Tabitha Gilbert, Charlie Killick, Jamie King-Cox, Amy Lloyd-Stubbs, Victoria Morris, Benjamin Parkes, Kerry Pert, Alastair White and Ebony Wong.
Head of Sixth Form Barry Howard said: “The figures for the whole college never mean as much to us as the stories for each individual student – we spend hours looking at those results and what it means for each of them.
“There’s always a battle on between the girls and boys,” he continued, “and, interestingly, the girls won out in Year 13 but the boys came top in Year 12.”