SIXTH form students and teachers at The Regis School celebrated a significant increase in headline figures this year.
30 per cent of the 280 entries for A-Levels and equivalents were graded A* or A, an increase from last year when 11 per cent achieved those results.
Similarly, the percentage of entries achieving a B or better leapt from 32 per cent in 2012 to 57 per cent this year.
“I am extremely proud of our sixth formers,” said David Jones, school principal.
“They are not only excellent students but role models for younger year groups and are widely praised as leaders in the community. “I am particularly pleased that we have bucked the national trend in respect of increased numbers going on to university courses and a significant uplift in results.
“We are both determined and ambitious to maintain this trajectory of improvement.”
The overall pass rate was 98 per cent.
The school highlighted the performance of Shaun Bailey, Jazmine Day, Samed Gashi, Jordan Harrison, Eric Lai, Cole Millington, Jon Newman, Ben Porter, Ben Scrivens and Rachel Winter, all of whom achieved at least three A*, A and B grades.
Ben Scrivens said he was very pleased with his A’s in Biology and Chemistry and an A* in Maths.
He will now go to university in September to do a masters in natural sciences.
When asked what he would remember most about the school, he said: “Definitely the brilliant teachers. They were always there if you needed support and help with your personal statement.”
The Regis School became an academy in 2012, and Mr Jones added:” “Since being in our new school and becoming an academy academic standards have risen considerably at all ages and stages.”
For a picture spread and more reaction see next week’s Bognor Regis Observer (August 22).