Sussex Coast College Hastings students celebrate '˜fantastic set of results'

Students at Sussex Coast College Hastings were celebrating this morning (August 16) after securing top A-level results.

Students from Sussex Coast College collect their results

The college achieved a 100 per cent pass rates in 14 subjects, and an increase of 7 per cent in the number of higher grades achieved by students, meaning every one in three grades gained was either an A*, A, or B.

Jim Sharpe, principal of Sussex Coast College Hastings said: “This is a fantastic set of results for our students. I’d like to congratulate them all on their hard work and commitment throughout the year.

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“A-Levels are now two year programmes, which challenge the students in different ways from those who have studied these courses previously. Therefore, we are as delighted of our students with their achievements.

Emily Hendy

“We are committed to a very learner centred approach, allowing students from a diverse range of backgrounds and previous academic experiences, to be successful. This is something that should be celebrated.”

A number of other students were also celebrating on Thursday morning after they secured the grades needed to get into their first choice universities.

Ella Sudiarta, was delighted to find out that she achieved an A*A*A in her three A-level subjects.

She said: “I’m so happy with my results.

Tess Smith

“I’m extremely happy with my A* in sociology. I’ll be celebrating tonight, and then I’ll need to earn some money because I’m going travelling in January for six months, before going to university next September to study politics and sociology.”

Oscar Godfrey was delighted with his AAB in fine art, graphics, and French and will be heading to BIMM in Brighton to study song writing.

He added: “I’m really pleased with my grades. I love art, but I’ve decided that music is where my real passion lies.

“While I’ve been at college, I’ve been learning to play the guitar and writing my own songs, so I’d like to learn how to do it properly, and hopefully one day become a singer-songwriter.”

James Marshall

Tess Smith was pleased with her results of BCC in economics, politics, and psychology which has helped her to gain an apprenticeship with a gin distillery.

She said: “I’m really pleased with my results because A-levels are tough.

“I’m pleased because my results have meant that I’ve been able to secure an apprenticeship at a local gin distillery in Tonbridge. It is so interesting and very varied; I’m doing everything from making gin to selling it.”

Molly Spears impressed with an A in history to accompany her A* in sociology, and an A in English Literature.

She said: “I’m so happy with my A in history as I was only expecting a B. I’m off to Kings College London to study comparative literature. It should be really interesting and it is something different. It covers a world of different texts and will hopefully help me with my goal to work in publishing or even being an author.”

Bethen Blackabee will be heading to the University of East London next month to start her degree in film after gaining the grades she needed.

She added: “I’m so pleased with A*BB.

“My time at college has been great and it has really helped me to get to where I want to go. My dream job would be to direct films, and I’ve already taken my first steps to getting there.”

James Marshall was in a great mood after opening his results to find out he got ABB in politics, economics, and law: “I’m very happy this morning, I did much better than I expected. I’m going to study financial economics at the University of Kent, with the view of going into financial management afterwards. I’ll certainly be celebrating tonight.”

Olly Crab already knew he would be studying history at Goldsmiths after already having an unconditional offer from the university.

He added: “I felt quite relaxed this morning, I already have an unconditional offer from Goldsmiths, so regardless of my grades, I knew I’d being going there in September. I am still really pleased with BBC in my three subjects, and delighted with the result of my hard work.”