Although many took their first public exams after the GCSEs were hampered by the Covid-19 pandemic, the school said the results were exceptional.
In a year when the proportion of top grades has fallen to combat grade inflation, many students are looking forward to attending universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and the Royal School of Needlework.
Donna-Marie Janson, Headteacher, said: “We are incredibly proud of our students this year, especially in the circumstances they are in due to the global pandemic, and what they have achieved for most of those in the front row public exams.
“It was inspiring to work with them, to teach them and to get to know them. It’s really important to have a face-to-face results day with our students.”
Varndean has seen record statistics in subjects such as math, where the college achieved a 100 percent pass rate in math for the first time.
Many students have also achieved top grades, with about a third of students seeing an A or A in their envelopes.
Lily Taylor, 18, has A*s in Biology and Bhemistry and B in History and will now study Chemistry at the University of York.
She found results day “pretty nerve-wracking” but said she was very happy and looking forward to university, which was “tough but fun”.
Her dad Alan joked that it “would be great to get the extra room back” while mum Emma was “very proud”.
Molly Baker-Brown achieved exceptional results with three A*s and an A* on the Extended Project.
Molly, who will now read English at King’s College London, said: ‘It was quite a challenge as I had never taken any exams before, but it was made as easy as possible for us by the teachers.
“I didn’t really have the opportunity to prepare for the GCSEs, so it was completely unknown.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20670741.a-level-results-vardean-students-receive-fantastic-grades/?ref=rss A Level Results: Varndean students get fantastic grades