GCSE results: Bexhill Academy students surpass expectations

Jade Lythgoe and Hennia Chowdhury were two of the top-performing students from Bexhill Academy.

Jade Lythgoe and Hennia Chowdhury were two of the top-performing students from Bexhill Academy.

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Bexhill Academy’s GCSE results exceeded all expectations as students did improved on last year.

The school had expected results would fall below the floor target this year due to the legacy of four years of POD teaching.

However, with staff and students working together the school marginally exceeded expectations on a collective basis with some students earning some amazing grades today (Thursday, August 20).

Academy principal Heidi Brown was proud of the students achievements despite the hardships of the previous system.

“Congratulations need to go to those students who have achieved amazing results and to all our pupils who strove so hard against all the odds and a previous system stacked so heavily against them,” she said.

“I had expected the results to fall below the floor target bearing in mind the legacy of teaching in groups of 90 students, a legacy identified by Ofsted as detrimental to student learning. But that has not happened. Our work in restoring the school and the prospects of our students continues apace.

“Over the summer the building works have been speeding ahead and we look forward to the introduction of ‘proper’ individual classrooms as from September.”

Some especially happy students include Natalie Piper who gained 11 A*s and A ‘s, Hennia Chowdray who managed to achieve nine A*s and As and Ewen Lawrence who secured eight A*s and As.

Starla Potten was another chuffed pupil after receiving nine A grades in her GCSEs, as was Jade Lythgoe who discovered she had eight A*s and As when she opened her envelope this morning.

Joseph Rhodes was also pleased as he got seven A*s and A’s, as was Chloe Fox who will be celebrating after gaining eight A grade.

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