Honiton students celebrate another vintage year for A-level results

PUBLISHED: 12:30 16 August 2018

(L-R) Weasel Hooper, 19, Erin Marshallsay, 18 and Sophie Wallis, 19.

(L-R) Weasel Hooper, 19, Erin Marshallsay, 18 and Sophie Wallis, 19.

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Sixth form students at Honiton Community College have celebrated another great set of A-level results.

(L-R) Joe Jennings, 18, Rhys Lane, 18 and Michael Porton, 18.(L-R) Joe Jennings, 18, Rhys Lane, 18 and Michael Porton, 18.

The college’s students achieved a 99 per cent A*-E pass rate (national average 97.6%), with 80 per cent achieving A*-C grades (National Average 77 per cent).

Joe Jennings (2 A’s, 2 B’s) who will be attending Exeter University to read Civil Engineering; Damon House (2A’s, 2C’s) who is also off to read Mathematical Sciences at Exeter University and Michael Turner (2A’s, 1B, 1C) who will be joining his peers to read Civil Engineering.

Sophie Wallis will be travelling to Plymouth to start her degree in Geography and Erin Marshallsay and Weasel Hooper will be starting their career in becoming primary school teachers - attending University of the West of England and Winchester respectively.

Elliot Forwell (2B’s and 1C) will be reading Philosophy at York University.

(L-R) Michael Turner, 18, George Stoykov, 17, and Damon House, 18.(L-R) Michael Turner, 18, George Stoykov, 17, and Damon House, 18.

Students not choosing higher education as their route have successfully secured employment, with Harry Rogers in the final stages of the recruitment process to join the Army as an officer.

Selena Burroughs, head of sixth form at Honiton Community College, said: “The results achieved both in A levels and the Applied BTEC’s are a true testimony to the hard work, commitment and focus that the students have given to their studies over the last 2 years.

“We are immensely proud, wish them every success for their future and thank all the students for being part of our amazing sixth form community.”

Andy Holt, vice-principal, added: “The results are especially pleasing as this year’s results were the first for the new tougher A-Level examinations.

“What is strikingly obvious about our sixth form is the atmosphere.

“A blend of hard work and dedication from students and staff combined with the fun, excitement and reward from participating in the many extra-curricular, fund-raising and work experience opportunities on offer.

“There are many advantages to a school sixth form, especially one that is not large and impersonal.

“We not only offer first rate teaching across the school, including post-16 subjects, but we also provide a personalised service because we know each student extremely well (you’re basically getting the same package, in this sense, as you would from a fee-paying school).

“So, if you are expecting GCSE results next week and have already signed up for our sixth form in September then, obviously, you’ve made a great choice but if you are still deliberating, then these fantastic results should help you make the right one.”

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