STUDENTS at St Bede’s school in Upper Dicker are celebrating their best ever A Level results, with 70 per cent of exams taken being graded at A*-B – a massive improvement on previous year’s results.
The number of A* grades achieved by students at the school has risen by almost 50 per cent, with 53 of the elite scores being awarded.
Nearly half of all Chemistry and Biology students were awarded A or A* grades – amongst them Thomas Key and Stephanie Ketley, who will both be studying Medicine at Southampton University.
There was also huge success from the school’s Art Department, in which three quarters of students achieved A and A* grades.
Adam Beevor, of London, secured an A* grade in History, having completed the entire course in one year.
Peter Butler-Way, of Seaford, secured three top grades in his A Level, and a score in advance of an A* grade in the academically-taxing Pre-U Politics course.
Austin Weight, of Chailey, excelled in the practical courses, securing A and A* grades in Photography, Graphic Art and Design Technology.
Headmaster Dr Richard Maloney said: “This year’s results represent an outstanding improvement in our students’ performance at A Level and are testament to the invigorating effect that our ambition, innovation and commitment to academic excellence have had on our staff and students.”