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Excellent A levels

Once again Eastbourne College girls and boys are celebrating an outstanding crop of A level results. 78% of all grades were A*, A or B and over 49% of the grades awarded were A* or A grades. 40 pupils (30% of candidates) scored AAA or better.

Commenting on this achievement, Headmaster Simon Davies said: ‘Ahead of these results there was plenty of press coverage which suggested grades nationally would be depressed and schools would be disappointed. At Eastbourne, the very opposite is true: yet again, the headline figures are superb and, much more importantly, the great majority of individuals have met or exceeded their ambitious targets. This collective and individual success is all the more impressive when one considers that the 2014 leavers had, on paper, the lowest underlying academic ability of any year group in the last five years. This level of ‘value added’ can only be achieved when students and staff work effectively together.
Our boys and girls have worked extremely hard and received top class challenge and support from all those who have taught and mentored them. The outcome is an excellent set of grades and we are thrilled for them. 
Eastbourne College resolutely remains a mildly selective school which continues to prove its ability to add significant value to the underlying ability of all its pupils, who, year after year, generate results that one would expect from young people at a much more selective school.’

Superb individual performances came from Stephen Burchett (5A*), Tammy Tam (4A*, 1A), Philip Winchester (4A*), Sophie Hatrick (3A*, 1A), Elysia Davies and Luke McWilton (3A*). Close behind them were Kelly Kuo (2A*, 2A, 1B), Joe Kinghorn (2A*, 2A) and Jessica Barnes, George Grave, Bradley Mackelden, Dammy Sokale and Oliver Wright (2A*, 1A). In addition, many congratulations to Will Dickens, Moiz Ghani and Chen Hsu who gained at least 2A*s.

At AS level, the Lower Sixth performed extremely well, with 64% of grades awarded A or B, positioning them well for a successful final year at the College.

The Headmaster said: ‘We are absolutely delighted with how this year’s sixth formers have risen to the challenge of their AS and A level examinations and really pleased for all those who have done so very well. These results are a real tribute to the hard work of the pupils and teaching staff of Eastbourne College. We celebrate their outstanding individual and collective success.’