Storming A-level success at Axe Valley and Colyton

PUBLISHED: 11:53 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:17 20 August 2018

Axe Valley Academy  students with their A Level results: (l to r) Jennifer Ashcroft, Izzy Kershaw, Phoebe Polley, all 18 from Seaton. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Axe Valley Academy students with their A Level results: (l to r) Jennifer Ashcroft, Izzy Kershaw, Phoebe Polley, all 18 from Seaton. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

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Students at Axe Valley Academy were celebrating some excellent A Level results today.

Axe Valley Academy  students with their A Level results: (l to r) James Cable, James Windsor, Jess Lee, Tom Daniels, Jack Rosling, all 18 from Axminster except Jess, 17, from Colyton. Picture: CHRIS CARSONAxe Valley Academy students with their A Level results: (l to r) James Cable, James Windsor, Jess Lee, Tom Daniels, Jack Rosling, all 18 from Axminster except Jess, 17, from Colyton. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Headline figures suggest that more than a third of all grades at A level were at grade B and above with two thirds of all grades being at Grade C and above.

Individual successes included Megan Williams who achieved A*, two A’s and a B, Mark Cruzado who achieved A and three Bs, and Jenny Ashcroft and Jack Rosling who both achieved an A, B, and C.

Headteacher Martin Brook said, “It is always one of the highlights of the job coming in on results days and seeing our students celebrating their well-earned successes and our hard working staff looking on with pride and satisfaction.

“I would like to wish all our students the very best for the future as they take up their places at university and in the world of work.”

Colyton Grammar School A Level students celebrate their results. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDColyton Grammar School A Level students celebrate their results. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Honiton A-level results to come.

There was also lots to shout about at Colyton Grammar School, whose students achieved excellent A-level results, far outstripping the national average for A and A* grades.

Some 65.9 per cent of students achieved A and A* grades, compared with the national average of 26.4 per cent.

Overall, 86 per cent achieved grades from A* to B.

Two happy Colyton Grammar School A Level students. Picture CONTRIBUTEDTwo happy Colyton Grammar School A Level students. Picture CONTRIBUTED

Fifteen Grammar School students obtained at least three A* grades and six of these achieved four A* grades.

Ten students are holding offers from Oxbridge and a further ten have places on medical and veterinarian courses.

In all, 108 students sat A-level examinations in a range of subjects.

Although every subject area performed very well there are some remarkable outcomes in some areas.

Colyton Grammar School A Level students with their results. Picture CONTRIBUTEDColyton Grammar School A Level students with their results. Picture CONTRIBUTED

In Art and French every student obtained either an A* or an A grade.

In Mathematics 70 per cent earned an A*/A grade and in Religious Studies the figure was an 80 per cent.

Tim Harris, the school’s headteacher, said: “This is a wonderful achievement and I am delighted with yet another fantastic set of A-level results.

“This year’s results are even more impressive as they have been obtained against a backdrop of significant curriculum reform with the return to linear examinations.

Colyton Grammar School A Level students with their results. Picture CONTRIBUTEDColyton Grammar School A Level students with their results. Picture CONTRIBUTED

“This success is due to the resilience and hard work of students and school staff.

“Also, I am indebted to the tremendous support of our parents. It is through this partnership and mutual trust that such outstanding results can be achieved.

“In addition to the excellent A-level results the outcomes for the Extended Project Qualification were simply brilliant.

“98 per cent of entries obtained grade A*/A and 67 per cent of these were at A* grade.

“This qualification is highly regarded by universities and these results emphasise just how well our students are prepared for their next steps at university and beyond.”

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