Varndean College has said it is 'delighted' with the success of its students who have yet again achieved an impressive record of A Level and Vocational exam results.
The overall pass rate for its vocational courses was 100 per cent while at A-level the pass rate was 98 per cent, with almost 50 per cent achieving A*-B and 71 per cent achieving A*-C grades.
Visual Arts courses (art, graphic design, 3D design, textiles and photography) were once again extremely impressive. Out of the 254 entries, 94 per cent of students achieved A*- C grades, with 22 per cent achieving the prestigious A* grade.
English, humanities, law and film continue to be outstanding.
A level law students gained 100 per cent pass rate, with 63 per cent getting the very highest grades of A*-B.
Film studies had 100 per cent pass rate, with 64 per cent getting the top grades, while government and politics students achieved a 100 per cent pass rate with the majority of students gaining A*-C.
Varndean College also offers a programme of A Level equivalent vocational courses, which many students take either as standalone courses or in combination with traditional A-levels.
Principal Phil Harland said: “We are extremely proud of the excellent results achieved by our students again this year, particularly with the A-level linear format being reintroduced recently.
"This has made the exams even more challenging; and students and staff have worked tirelessly over the last two years in order to deserve the success they have achieved.
"I would like to thank my entire staff for their hard work and enthusiasm over this past year and for giving our students the drive and passion to achieve the best they can.”
The A-level exam success follows on from Varndean’s successful International Baccalaureate results earlier in July, when 50 IB Diploma students averaged 36 points, the equivalent to three A grades at A Level, with nine students gaining an impressive 40 points or above (equivalent to 3 A* grades), placing them in the top three per cent of students worldwide.
Anya Rehman-Wood (ex Downlands School), whose near-perfect score of 44 points placed her in the top 1 per cent of 169,000 IB students worldwide, will study medicine at University College London.
Dylan Ponsford (ex Lewes Priory), with 42 points, will read mathematics at the University of Warwick, while the 41 points achieved by Cardinal Newman’s Sophia Stamoulis and ex-Dorothy Stringer duo Freya Clarke and Ella Remande-Guyarde put all three of them in the top 2.5 per cent of students worldwide.
Ella will read politics, philosophy and economics at the University of York.