15 August 2013

Sixth form students excel across Brighton & Hove

More than half of grades achieved by A level students in Brighton and Hove schools and colleges were in the top grades A* - B range.

At BHASVIC 60% of subject passes were A*, A and B grades and at Varndean College that figure stood at 48%.

Around 40% or more of entries in the sixth forms at Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman and Hove Park were in these top grades.

The national breakdown of results shows the overall pass rate rose marginally to 98.1% and this mirrors results in the city’s schools and colleges.

Today’s results in Brighton & Hove reveal examples of outstanding performance with high numbers of students achieving the university places they were aiming for.

At BHASVIC more than 900 students sat A level examinations in June 2013, of these an impressive 98% of students passed overall while 98% of students from Varndean College also passed.

The results for International Baccalaureate were outstanding with students obtaining an average of 34 points and 100% pass rate at Varndean. 

At Cardinal Newman 165 students obtained 448 passes at A - E in their A level exams and 43% of these were A*, A or B grade.

Hove Park’s pass rate of 99% exceeded the national average of 98.1%.  Seventy five students at Hove Park took 148 subjects at A2 level and 56 obtained an A*-B grade in their exams, which is 20% more than last year.  

Councillor Sue Shanks, Chair of Brighton & Hove City Council’s Children and Young People Committee, said:

“I am delighted with the results achieved by the city’s students in their A and AS levels, supported by their many able and talented teachers as well as their parents or carers.  It’s great to see the continuing improvement in results in the school sixth forms, and the continuing excellent results in the sixth form colleges which are a cause for much celebration.

“I wish all the students every success with their next steps to higher education, to employment or training or during a gap year.”