The Department for Education released the official Secondary School GCSE performance tables on the 25th January placing Shoreham College 1st in the county for achieving Grade 4 and above in English and Maths GCSEs.
With the local authority average set at 63%, and the England average at only 57%, Shoreham College is extremely proud that an impressive 98% of pupils achieved 5 plus A*-C/9-4 in both English and Mathematics.
Mr Taylor-West said, 'In some ways, of course, the education of pupils is about so much more than league tables. We aim at Shoreham to educate the whole person, preparing our pupils to have core values, resilience and the confidence to tackle the world they live in creatively. It would be ridiculous of me, however, to say that I am not immensely proud of our pupils' achievements supported by our hard working staff. This is particularly so, when we consider that we are an inclusive school, academically.'
The head went on to say that he also felt that it would be a challenge for the College to achieve this again in the face of the new 9-1 GCSE regime which has added so much in terms of syllabus content for our young people, but he added that Shoreham would strive to do well by its pupils, of course, whilst keeping its eye clearly focused on the other elements of education which are so important. He added, 'As Martin Luther King indicated, the content of a person's character is also of immense importance.'