DESPITE many of its students scoring success, the head teacher of Davison High School in Worthing has expressed concerns over marking in some subjects.
Della West revealed that while pleased with this year’s pass rates, she was “baffled” by some of the grades awarded – particularly in English.
In total of more than 80 per cent of students gained 5 A*- C grades, which was in line with previous achievements and well above the national average (69 per cent).
Speaking on her fears over marking, which has been shared by a number of schools across the country, Mrs West said: “We are delighted to report a good set of results once again for 2012. Students have excelled in many areas and are to be congratulated for their efforts and achievements.
“But we are disappointed that, in line with the emerging national picture, in some cases, students grades appear to have been lowered. This is unfair on students who have worked hard to achieve a certain standard and deserve to succeed.”
Katie Burling, 16, of Orchard Avenue, Worthing was delighted with her grades. She said: “I’ve done much better than I’d expected, gaining eight of 10 exams A-C which I’m really pleased about.
“I’m going on to Worthing College to study at the football academy and level three sports qualification.”
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