THIS YEAR’S GCSE results show a marked improvement in the proportion of students gaining A*-A and A*-B at St Bede’s Senior School in Upper Dicker. The overall A*-A pass rate has increased to 30 per cent whilst the A*-B results are up by nearly five per cent to 58 per cent.
Last week’s successful A Level results in the sciences were reflected again in the GCSE results with 58 per cent of students achieving A*-A in chemistry and 50 per cent in physics.
The subjects in which St Bede’s has always led the field continue to flourish with A*-A pass rates of 87 per cent in photography, 56 per cent in art and 70 per cent in music.
Students taking Modern Languages achieved a 100 per cent pass rate A*-B in russian and italian, 87 per cent in german, 72 per cent in spanish and 71 per cent in french.
St Bede’s elite sportsmen and women again proved that you can achieve in both the academic and sporting arenas, with U18 England Table Tennis champion Yolanda King gaining one A* and eight As, tennis player Helen Clements ranked 17 in the U18 age group gaining five A*s and four As and Sussex cricketers Callum Jackson and Dan Wells achieving eight and nine passes respectively, Callum winning an A* and four As.
Siobhan Culley from Lewes won six A*s and 3As as well as gaining an A in English Literature at AS Level, Sophie Rudge from Mayfield achieved eight A*s and 2As and Robin Cunningham from Cuckfield achieved six A* and four A grades.
Headmaster, Dr Richard Maloney said: ‘We are proud of the successes and academic accomplishments of each of our students.
“Their fine achievements are due to the hard work and commitment that they and their teachers have put in throughout their GCSE courses.
“Our unstinting aim is to add value to our students’ performance in exams and, once again, our results bear testimony to this overriding ambition.”