Nervous students in Bexhill on Thursday finally got to open those crucial results envelopes and find how they did in their A Levels.
And at Bexhill College it seems the pass rate for this academic year stands at 98%.
The College had over 1,060 entries in 44 subjects, and 32 of these subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, including Further Maths, Philosophy, Drama and Electronics.
The A Level exams build on achievements from AS qualifications taken at the end of the first year. This is the first year students have taken all of their modules at the end of the academic year and so pressure to perform well was high. The International Baccalaureate students also achieved well and exceeded their target grades.
Additionally 270 students completed vocational qualifications this summer with many achieving triple distinction stars in their BTEC Extended Diplomas, including Sports Science, Early Years and Public Services. These results are equivalent to three A* grades at A Level.
There were also individual achievements across a range of academic and vocational subjects, and a significant number achieved straight A grades in all exams taken in both AS and A2 subjects.
Meanwhile 25 pupils from St Richard’s Catholic College completed an AS Level in Philosophy and Ethics in addition to the GCSE subjects. This was a first for the school following the introduction of an early entry option for the more able in the year group. These pupils completed their RE GCSE in Year 10 allowing them to study for the AS in Year 11.
They did “exceptionally well” with all of the pupils passing, and almost half achieved an A grade, while 72% achieved an A or B grade - impressive considering the group was not only taking an AS a year early but also had to do so with less curriculum time than they would have at college. Additionally, these pupils were taking ten or eleven other subjects and have no time in their timetable for independent study.