VIDEO: Sussex Downs College delighted with great spread of A level results

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More than 1,000 Sussex Downs College were celebrating after receiving their A level and BTEC results across a vast range of subjects.

Sussex Downs Lewes College achieved an A*-E overall pass rate of more than 98.4 per cent with 73 per cent achieving the high grades of A*-C.

Sussex Downs A level results'Top students Grace Tobin and Lydia Paynter both with 3A and 1A* grades each

Sussex Downs A level results'Top students Grace Tobin and Lydia Paynter both with 3A and 1A* grades each

Sherry Russell, Head of Sussex Downs Lewes College, said: “Lewes students have yet again achieved excellent individual and collective success.

“Thirty-five A level subjects had 100 per cent pass rates and 31 students achieved straight A* and A grades in three or more of their A levels and deserve particular congratulation.

“Vocational students studying for Advanced BTEC qualifications have also excelled, with a pass rate of more than 97 per cent, including more than 62 per cent of these achieving the highest standard of Distinction* and Distinction.

“We have more than 500 students from Sussex Downs Lewes College progressing from BTEC and A levels to study degree courses across the country.

Sherry concluded: “Sussex Downs College students enjoy their studies and are enriched by learning in a supportive sixth form environment with a friendly, purposeful working atmosphere.

“I would like to extend my congratulations to all of our students celebrating success in a range of qualifications this summer and wish them well in their chosen progression pathways.”

Melanie Hunt, Principal and Chief Executive of Sussex Downs College, said: “I am delighted to congratulate all our students on a wonderful set of A level results for 2013.

“This represents an enormous amount of hard work and commitment, and fantastic support from a range of expert and experienced staff. Teachers and tutors work together to provide inspiration, challenge and encouragement to students, and in some cases to help them stay on track.

“This collective hard work has really paid off and I am sure that our students will go from strength to strength in the future.

“For those whose results might not be quite as they had hoped, I urge them to come in and talk to us – there are many pathways to future success and we can help.”