Nine of the College sixth-formers attained 39 or more marks out of the maximum 45 – the standard required for entry to Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
The high-scoring local students included Titus Todd from Cuckfield with 42 points, Michael Captain from Fletching and Kathryn Austin from East Grinstead with 41 points, Talissa Dewhurst from Dormansland and Colin Nemorin-Noel from Chichester, each with 40 points, and, with 39 points, Laura Burgess from Danehill and Emme Willcocks from Haywards Heath. Michael scored an additional 5 points on a rarely-taken seventh subject.
Of the 37 pupils to qualify this year, 16 students scored 36 points or more, which is equivalent to three A grades at A Level.
The five students who obtained 40 marks and over are in the top 7% of the 50,000 IB students worldwide to complete this year's diploma. Titus, with 42 points, is in the top 3%.
A Level results
Students and staff at Ardingly College celebrated a hat-trick, after Upper Sixth Formers achieved a 100% overall pass rate for the third consecutive year.
The A-level results, combined with last month’s outstanding International Baccalaureate results, brought the College a resounding 100% result for the third year in succession, with 66% of the students obtaining grades A and B.
The College also announced its best-ever set of AS level results, which augurs well for those students taking A-levels and the IB in 2008.
The percentage of A grades at A-level – 32% - was up on last year and the average number of UCAS points per candidate overall was 350.
A-level exam top achievers included Julian Bailey, from Ontario, with 4As, who is going to Imperial College, London, to read Physics, Emily Condie, with 3As and 1B from Burgess Hill, who is going to York University to read History, Anna Clutton, from Chailey, East Sussex, with 3As and 1B at AS level, who is going to read English and Theatre Studies at the University of Warwick, Florence Enock, from Hailsham, who gained 3As and will be reading Philosophy and Psychology at Edinburgh, River Wang from South China, with 3As and 1C, going to read Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College and Shu Chen, from Shanghai, with 3As and 1C, who is going to read Statistics, Operational Research and Economics and University College, London.
Anna Clutton’s A-level in Religious Studies was particularly impressive – she gained 575 marks out of a possible total of 600!
Results day was the second celebration in six weeks for the College, which announced record results in the International Baccalaureate early last month. Almost half the College sixth form, including many of the local students, now opt to study the IB curriculum, which offers a broader range of subjects in the sixth form.
Nine of the College sixth-formers attained 39 or more marks out of the maximum 45 – the standard required for entry to Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Five students who obtained 40 marks and over are in the top 7% of the 50,000 IB students worldwide to complete this year's diploma. Titus Todd, with 42 points, is in the top 3%. He is currently taking a gap year before going on to further education while Kathryn Austin from East Grinstead, who obtained 41 points out of a maximum 44, is going to read English at Bristol University.
More than half of our pupils attained A* and A grades, in the GCSE results announced today – with a record achievement of all students obtaining at least 5 subjects at grades A* - C.
A total of 70% of the grades attained by the College girls were either A* or A, while the boys achieved 40%, making a combined score of 51% with grades A* and A. All 68 candidates achieved at least five grades A* - C and 97% of these included Maths and English, making it a record year for the College.
Once again, the average number of points per candidate was high – at 60.1 – with students taking an average of 9.3 subjects, resulting in an average number of points per subject of 6.5.
Exceptional results were obtained in History, where 56% of candidates obtained A* and in Religious Studies, where 87% of the candidates obtained A* and four students – Ella Wise, Lucy Southwood, Rosanna Cole and Rebecca Karkia– received marks which were among the top five in the country.
Particularly pleased with her clutch of 11 A* GCSEs was Ella Wise . Sam Willaims also did extremely well with 7 A*s and two A's.
Rebecca Karkia was another student to obtain 11 subjects – 7As and 3A*s – while five other students obtained 10 GCSEs at A* and A. They were Laurence Donoghue and Rosie Martin, both with 5A*s and 5As, Christopher Preston Bell and Will Bradbeer, both with 4A*s and 6As and Tawanda Chetse from Zimbabwe with 3A*s and 7As.
Tawanda was voted one of the country’s top international boarders earlier this year in a competition run by educational publisher, Hobsons.
Headmaster Mr Peter Green said he was delighted with this year’s results, which once again reflected the steady increase in academic excellence at the College.
He said: “Our students and staff have worked hard to achieve this fine set of results and they are to be congratulated. The high numbers of A* and A grades speak for themselves.
“Ardingly College has an excellent reputation for offering a wide choice of subjects at GCSE, including nine languages, but it is good to see that we are still delivering well above the required standards in two essential subjects, Mathematics and English.”