Early morning rain failed to dampen the spirits of students from Uckfield Community Technology College yesterday (Thursday, August 13), as they achieved the college’s best-ever set of A-Level results.
A record 52 per cent secured A*-B grades and a huge 81 per cent of all entries graded at C or above. A quarter of the grades achieved were A* or A.
The 142 students in the year group will be furthering their studies across the UK with the vast majority achieving their first choice University place.
Principal Hugh Hennebry expressed delight at the results and praised the hard work of the students, the dedication of their teachers and the support of their parents,
He said: “Our students have obtained a fantastic set of results which will be a major advantage to them whatever future career path they go for.
“They thoroughly deserve their success because they have risen to the challenge of very competitive exams and worked so hard.
“UCTC staff have so often gone the extra mile to support them in their studies - and it shows. The college community is so very proud of their achievements.”
Notable students include Heather Mansfield and Jennifer Fletcher, who both achieved an A* and two A grades each, and are off to Exeter University to study Physics.
Chester Broad also obtained an A* and two As and going to study Management at Bath University, while Charlotte Heath is off to do Medicinal Science at Surrey University with her collection of A* and A grades.
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