Pupils crammed into the gym at St Andrew’s High School for Boys and Millenium Hall at Worthing High this morning to receive their GCSE results.
Both schools saw a slight rise in the number of students achieving five grades A* to C including maths and English in comparison to last year.
Fifty per cent of Worthing High pupils achieved this compared to 48 per cent last year.
The number of students achieving five grades A* to C including maths and English at St Andrew’s rose, from 45.6 per cent to 47.6 per cent.
Overall the school saw performance improvements in science, languages, maths and statistics while English results remained similar to last year.
Head teacher Stephen Mercer said: “The boys have always worked hard at this school and it is a great team effort. It is a great day for the boys and staff to feel that the team work that has gone into this has come to a positive conclusion.
“It is about the parents as well and the unity of the three.
“We are not happy with some of the English grades so we are going to see what happens there.”
One of the school’s top performers was Brijesh Patel, of Halsbury Road, Worthing, who achieved seven A* grades and four A grades.
He said: “That is pretty much was I expected as that is what I was predicted but I am feeling pretty relieved that I made the grades.
“I want to go to university to do either physics or engineering.”
Worthing High School’s best performances were in English Literature, in which 94 per cent of pupils achieved grades A* to C, Spanish, 90 per cent A* to C and French 88 per cent A* to C.
Head teacher Carolyn Dickinson is as follows: “There have been some excellent results achieved through the hard work of both students and staff.
“Pupils worthy of special note are Sophie Zienkiewicz our head girl who achieved eight A* grades and three A grades. Sharna Challenger achieved three A* grades and seven A grades and Lauren Potiphar achieved three A* grades, six A grades and one B grade. Charlotte Barnett and Alice Palmer both achieved three A* grades and five A grades.”
For the full report and pictures pick up a copy of next week’s Worthing Herald, out September 5.