Crawley schools have recorded some excellent GCSE results.
Following what examination board AQA referred to as a “tightening up” of requirements to pass exams, the countrywide trend has shown a fall in the number of top grades being achieved.
But at least one Crawley school has broken its previous record.
Thomas Bennett Community College, in Tilgate, reported that 83% of students earned at least five top grades.
Yasmin Maskatiya, who will be replaced as headteacher in the new term, said, “As always, I am delighted for students, staff and parents.
“This year I am especially proud – what a fantastic set of results to go out on!”
St Wilfrid’s School, in Southgate, said 87% of students received five or more A*-C grades - 15% above expectations for the second year running.
Headteacher Jonathan Morris said: “In this very difficult climate of grade boundary changes and a determination to change the requirements made on our young people, we are absolutely delighted with these results.”
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