Education & Family
by Aspect County

Battle Abbey School

Battle Abbey School are celebrating their best ever set of GCSE and A Level results this Autumn. At GCSE an amazing 64-percent of grades were A*- A grade equivalent with a staggering A*- B pass rate of 92-percent.

Says Headmaster David Clark: We genuinely couldn’t be happier with the results and this hugely talented group of students have been rewarded with results that they deserve. We are excited about what this exceptional cohort will go on to achieve with us at A Level but below the A and A*s, it’s the children who won’t make the headlines that constitute some of the most pleasing results for us. The pupils who we managed to assist in getting Bs and Cs when they sometimes lacked self-belief were particularly memorable as was the fact that a large number of boys performed at the very top level – which goes against the national picture.”

Certain subjects performed particularly well, including our Classics department where, astonishingly, all candidates achieved A* grades. The Maths Department at Battle Abbey continues to set the highest standards and has, once again, secured probably the best results of any non-selective school in the country. Our superb reputation in the creative arts endures with 100-percent of our Textiles cohort receiving A*-A grades and 84-percent of the fine artists getting an A* or A. Also notable were the Chemistry, Physics and Biology grades which were mainly graded at the top level and the Humanities and Computer Science results were equally impressive.”

At A Level three quarters of all grades were at A* – B with 57-percent of all grades at A* and A. This year’s results also saw the highest Oxbridge applicant success rate since 2013 and the highest Medical School application success rate on record.

David Clark continues, We couldn’t be more delighted with the cohort’s attitude and resilience in what amounts to a very different final year with us. The vast majority of our pupils have come through the system here at Battle Abbey but every year a good percentage of our Sixth Form join us in Year 12 from a variety of local secondary schools and this year in particular our contingent from Robertsbridge have done us, and themselves, proud with no less than three of them now set to take up places at Oxford and Cambridge.” 

As usual our nationally recognised Art departments achieved the very highest standards with our Art, Textiles, Photography and Music cohorts seeing 76-percent of pupils securing A*-A grades – a stunning achievement. Other subjects fared equally well with both History and Further Maths seeing 100-percent of their pupils achieve A* – B.”

Although this year’s results are based on teacher predictions, we have an enviable track record of accurate forecasts, so we are confident that these superb results properly reflect the cohort’s true academic ability.”