Brighton College pupils achieved 82 of the new GCSE grade 9s in their English GCSEs today alongside 900 A*s in the traditional GCSE exams.
The school’s results reveal that four boys and four girls achieved a perfect score of 99 A*s between them.
In total, the pupils achieved 900 A* grades, 553 A grades, 131 B grades, nine C grades and no D or E grades.
Head Master Richard Cairns said: “With 900 A* grades and 82 grade 9s in English, Brighton College’s pupils have so much reason to celebrate. These are likely to be the best results in Sussex for the 10th year in succession.”
Individual success stories include Jessica Olliver, who was born profoundly deaf. Jessica achieved an impressive eight A*s and one A. The Hove schoolgirl says her results show deaf children can overcome the stereotype of underachieving.
The 16-year-old, who had cochlear implants at aged two and eight, said: “Because I hear significantly less than others I have to work more to be able to hear what the teacher says, so I have to strain more in classes and sometimes get more tired than others.”
“There is the stereotype that deaf people can’t do as well as others so I wanted to prove that was wrong.”
Twins Dan and Ben Pluck achieved an astonishing 18 A*s. Dan got ten A*s and two sevens in English literature and language, while Ben gained eight A*s, an A and nine and eight in English.
Triplets Alice, James and Tom Heap from Hove were also celebrating after together achieving 17 A*s and six As.
As well as achieving seven A*s and two As, Alice gained two 9s in the revamped English GCSE subjects.