THE town’s two further education centres saw another round of outstanding A-level results today (Thursday).
Parkwood Sixth Form, which caters for students from Helenswood and William Parker Sports College, saw a 98 per cent overall pass rate, which was the same as last year. In 2011 it was 97.4 per cent.
Thirty per cent of Parkwood students this year achieved the sought after A* grade.
Those who gained straight A* and A grades were Glen Aston, Sophie Bossom, Alexander Holmes, Keawaz Kader, Ashley Piper, Caitlin Robinson, Nathan Smith, Kathleen Stevenson, Ben Urban, Tom Watson and James Western.
Daniel Hatley, joint head of Parkwood, said: “All students should be praised for the commitment and resilience they have shown during their studies. Their results are a reflection of the collaboration between students, teachers and the pastoral support team in a year of uncertainty surrounding university places and employment opportunities for young people.”
Lucy Monk, also joint head of Parkwood, said: “The class of 2013 has demonstrated that hard work and commitment to studies reaps rewards. Congratulations are due to each and every student for their wonderful outcomes and we wish them every success as they move into their next phase of education.”
Sussex Coast College secured an AS success rate of 82.35 per cent, compared to the national average of 75.05 per cent, which was the rate for 2011/12.
The college said this year A-level students achieved an overall pass rate of 99 per cent on the range of subjects offered. Last year the rate was the same.
Jim Sharpe, head of Academy 6, the sixth form branch of Sussex Coast College, said: “Our learners and teachers have worked extremely hard for this success and we are delighted with their achievements in both the first and second year of the programmes. We would like to congratulate all students on their outstanding achievements this year.”