IT was another great year for exam results at Chichester High School for Boys, and headteacher Gavin Salvesen-Sawh said it was ‘absolutely fantastic’.
This year 65.4 per cent of students achieved five or more A* to C grades including English and maths. This is five per cent higher than last year.
And more than 80 per cent of students got five or more A* to C grades not including English and maths.
Charlie Ellison, 16, from Rose Green got two A*s, four As and five Bs. He will go to the high school’s sixth form to study biology, chemistry, English literature and history.
“I was a little bit nervous as there was nothing I could do to change it,” he said. “Now I’m feeling better.”
On how he feels about starting A-levels, he said: “It should be interesting. It is a big step up, so I am a little bit nervous.”
Miles Redding, 16, from Chichester got six A*s, one A and one B, and will be starting sixth form in September.
Joseph Adelina, 16, from Chichester got six A*s, four As, two Bs and one C.
He got A*s in biology, chemistry, physics, maths, English language and religious education.
He’s off to sixth form in September to study biology, maths, further maths, physics and economics.
Of the exams he said: “I would say they were hard but I studied quite hard.”
He is ‘excited’ to start sixth form and said: “The teachers know me and it is more personal.”
Twins Matt and Adam Creasey were both high fliers.
Matt got one A* and eight As, and said: “It went pretty well I think.”
He will study biology, chemistry, maths and psychology at sixth form.
His brother Adam also did very well, receiving one A* and five As.
He will study biology, chemistry, law and psychology at sixth form.
Josh James, 16, from Westergate got seven A*s and five As.
He’s going to Havant College in September to study biology, physics, maths and economics.
But he said he has enjoyed his time at the school.
“It’s been a really good time,” he said.
Headteacher Mr Salvesen-Sawh was pleased with the results.
“This result confirms the school’s upward trend and improvement with a 20 per cent improvement since 2009, which is absolutely fantastic.
“I am thrilled with the school’s rapid progress. Across the country, results have fallen this year, so in context, this is a monumental result for our school community.
“Both English and maths departments excelled with 80 per cent and 77 per cent A*-C respectively, which is not only a school record, but also reflects the incredible work undertaken by everyone in the last 12 months and also places the subjects significantly above national average.
“The staff have gone the extra mile and moved mountains with this superb result, which signals the great work being undertaken within the school. “Congratulations to staff, parents, governors and importantly, the student record breakers.”
See next week’s Observer for a special GCSE pullout (August 29).
Chichester High School for Boys high fliers: Jolyon Dannatt (13 A*s/3As), Sam Smith (10 As), Joseph Adelina (6 A*s/3As), Shwetabh Singh (8 A*s/4 As), Joshua James 7 A*s/3 As), Miles Redding (6A*s/1 A), Jamie Woolnough (4A*s/4 As), Joseph Longden (5 A*s/ 1 A), Charlie Ellison (2 A*s/4 As), Adam Creasey (1 A*/5 As), Matthew Creasey 1 A*/8 As), Joshua Angell (1 A*/ 5 As), Kieran Warwick 6 As).