East Sussex students make the grade in GCSEs

Students receive their results
Students receive their results

Students in East Sussex have topped last year’s pass rate for the numbers receiving five or more GCSE passes at grades A*-C.

East Sussex County Council announced 56 per cent of made the grade in their subjects including English and maths – up on last year’s figure of 53 per cent.

Councillor Nick Bennett, the council’s lead member for learning and school effectiveness, said: “National headlines are often dominated with ups and downs and, at a time of considerable changes in education, East Sussex has seen some record results that include some large gains in St Leonard’s Academy, Ratton, Robertsbridge, Ringmer, Uckfield, Willingdon and Helenswood, for instance.

“Data provided so far to the local authority shows that 10 schools have improved on last year’s outcomes. We continue to engage with all our schools and build on our successes.”

Councillor Bennett added: “Behind all the statistics, there are stories of real, young people, who now have improved opportunities and access to further education or apprenticeships thanks to these results.

“They, and their schools, are to be congratulated warmly on all their hard work alongside the support and encouragement from their parents and carers which has been critical to their success.”