Uckfield College students with their A-level results. In the picture are Matt De Souza, Izzy Pennington, Tayah Wastie, and Sian Emsley.

A-levels: Uckfield College in top 10% of schools for second year

Uckfield College Sixth Form is in the top 10% of schools and colleges nationally for the second year running thanks to the success of students in A-level exams.

The national measure is categorised as ‘outstanding’. Students achieved the Sixth Form’s highest ever average points score of 36 (which means the average grade was a B).

The percentage of grades A*-C was 85%, which equalled last year’s record breaking results.


Principal Hugh Hennebry said, “We are thrilled and jubilant at another outstanding year of A-level results.

“We are so proud that our students have risen to the challenge of more difficult examinations and done so brilliantly.

“They have had more demanding concepts to understand but through sheer hard work and reading around the subject, they have gained deep knowledge.

Life-changing grades

“Our A*-C figure of 85% shows that almost all students achieved the life-changing grades needed for University and future careers.

“Once again, it is heart-warming to see how well the teachers, pastoral mentors and parents worked together as a strong team with the student at the heart of everything.

“Well done to everyone who made today’s results the success it is. We wish every student who finished Sixth Form with us this year all the very best for a happy and fulfilled future.”

Superb results

Sara Marshallsay, Deputy Principal said: “These are superb examination results, which place the college in the top 10% of all schools nationally for the second consecutive year. They are a testament to our students’ wide and varied talents and their hard work.

“They also reflect the high quality specialist teaching and support that our flourishing sixth form provides.

“We are absolutely delighted for our students that they have achieved these wonderful results, which will give them the very best foundation for the next exciting stage of their lives.”


Gemma Fassam, head of sixth form added, on behalf of the sixth form team: “We are delighted with the excellent results that our students have achieved. Their hard work and commitment have really paid off.

“It is lovely to see so many of them going on to their first choice universities, as well as a variety of apprenticeships and career opportunities. We have no doubt they are going to go on to have great success in their futures.”

Some exceptional student achievements:

  • Isobel Pennington – Geography at Oxford University – A* (Eng Lit), A (Biology), A (Geography)
  • Harry Fishlock – Cambridge University – unconditional offer
  • Robert Ross – Maths at Warwick University – A* (Maths), A* (Further Maths), A (Physics), B (Chemistry)
  • Georgia Allison – Medicine at Manchester University – A (Biology), A (Chemistry), A (History)
  • Yolanda Etherington – Medicine at Manchester University – A* (Maths), A* (Biology), A* (Chemistry)
  • Jessica Mills – Medicine – unconditional offer
  • Mahi Haque – Dentistry – Liverpool (A A B)
  • Max Clarke – A* (Business), A (Spanish), A (Economics), B (EPQ)
  • Sasha Coates – A* (Psychology), A (Biology), A (Geography), B (EPQ)
  • Aisha Collins – A (Mathematics), A (English Lit), A (Economics)
  • Sian Emsley – A* (Psychology), A* (Sociology), A (Business), A (EPQ)
  • Josh Mankelow – A* (Maths), A* (Further Maths), A (Physics), B (Computer Science)
  • Tom Preston – A (Maths), A (Further Maths), A (Physics), B (EPQ)
  • India Rayner-Phillips – A* (Geography), A* (Sociology), A (Psychology), A (EPQ)
  • Connor Reynolds – A (Psychology), A (Maths), A (Biology)
  • Tayah Wastie – A* (Sociology), A* (Eng Lang), A (Geog)
  • Casey Coats – A (Chemistry)
  • Holly Peate – A* (Italian) A (Psychology) A (Spanish)
  • Thomas Baxter – Maths with Economics at UCL – A* (Maths), A (Further Maths), B (Physics)
  • Lucy Deeprose – A* (Psychology), A (Maths), B (Biology), A (EPQ)
  • Luke Goldsmith – A* (Maths), A* (Further Maths), B (Physics)
  • Lizzie Moisan – A* (Economics), A (Product Design), B (History), A (EPQ)
  • Sejal Patel-Roberts – A* (English Lit), A* (Geography), B (Spanish)
  • Ben Rowsell – A* (Economics), A (Business), B (Geography)
  • Sam Warren – A (Maths), A (Biology), B (Physics), A* (EPQ)
  • Alex White – A* (Psychology), A* (Sociology), C (Biology), A (EPQ)

Business Diploma – double Distinction:

  • Amy Dennis
  • George Payne
  • Aaron Pettigrew
  • Hannah Richards
  • Ben Flower

Business Extended Certificate – single Distinction

  • Marcus Cole
  • Thomas Salter

ICT Extended Certificate – Distinction*

  • Jason Roberts

Health and Social Care Diploma – double Distinction

  • Jason Roberts (Jason also won a national award – BTEC Child and Social Care Student of the Year 2019 – silver)
  • Bethany Sykes
  • Ruby Wyatt

Sport Diploma – double Distinction

  • Martyn Lee

More Uckfield College pictures taken on results day can be seen below:

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