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GCSE Success 2016

Pupils and staff at Eastbourne College are celebrating superb GCSE results again this year.

Over 98% of this year’’s 121 Year 11 pupils achieved five or more A*-C grades, with 27% of all grades at A*. Seventy-four of the year group notched up five or more A* or A grades.

Strength in science is clearly shown by the percentages of A*/A in those subjects: Biology 87%, Chemistry 93%, Physics 83%. Humanities thrive alongside STEM subjects, with 84% A*/A in Art and forty-four pupils achieving the top grade (A*) in English Literature.

Twelve pupils achieved at least 8A*s, with outstanding performances from the following pupils:

Hugo Najbor A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*B
Euan McGreevy A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A
Dasha Konovalova A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*AA
Rosie Kremer A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A
Nuriya Powell A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*AA
Madeleine Taylor A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*B
Elias Brown A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*AAAA
George Ruskin A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*AAA
Indy Wood A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*AAA
Martin Chow A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*AAC
Max Al-Hasso A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*ABB
Claudia Grace A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*ABB


Eighteen of the nineteen Year 10 pupils who sat their maths IGCSE a year early achieved an A* grade.

Newly-appointed Headmaster Tom Lawson commented: “These excellent GCSE results are a credit to the hard work of the pupils and their teachers who have given them the individualised support to achieve their aspirations. Statistics cannot do justice to the way that pupils have exceeded expectations across the ability range and many proud parents will know that their child has a set of grades that do them credit.

The high number of pupils with a string of A*/As testifies to the stretch we can offer the most academic pupils and they will continue to be challenged with the opportunity of specialised support in scholarship groups and the extended project qualification.

Anyone who employs young people knows that exam grades are one thing; the ability to work hard, make teams work, show integrity, courtesy and kindness to all are another thing altogether. As well as doing all we can to ensure that our girls and boys perform well in public exams, we work hard to develop young people who will live fulfilled and successful adult lives. We achieve this by means of a full co-curricular programme and a strong pastoral system that places an emphasis on values and developing character.”