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Roedean staff and pupils have been celebrating as they are top of the league tables for senior schools across Sussex for the new English Baccalaureate.
The girls’ day and boarding school in Brighton saw 81 per cent of pupils leave last summer having achieved the new benchmark for GCSE results, known as the ‘EBacc.’
Mrs Frances King, Headmistress at Roedean said: “I would like to congratulate our Year 11 students on their success and thank all our staff for their hard work in helping the students achieve their goals.”
The EBacc was introduced by the Department for Education in 2010 as a performance measure for students studying their GCSEs. It recognises the students who achieve A* - C grades at GCSE across a breadth of core curriculum courses.
The results enable parents and pupils to compare how their school is performing against the EBacc core subjects of English, mathematics, two sciences, a language and humanity – such as religious studies, history or geography.
The Department for Education released the results on 27th January and they show that Roedean performed best from a total of all school across East and West Sussex.
Nationally, the average English Baccalaureate result for 16-year olds who achieve good grades in the mix of subjects the government states they need is just 16%.