East Devon students receive their GCSE results
PUBLISHED: 10:36 25 August 2016 | UPDATED: 09:05 30 August 2016
Some impressive exam performances at schools and colleges in Axminster, Colyton, Lyme Regis and Honiton .
Students at schools and colleges across East Devon and West Dorset are celebrating another set of impressive GCSE results today (Thursday, August 25).
Here’s how well schools in your area did:
THE AXE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Students at The Axe Valley Community College are celebrating some fantastic GCSE results today.
In the year in which the Government has changed the key attainment measure to include those students who have achieved a C grade and above in both English and maths, an impressive 63.2 per cent of students at the College have achieved this standard. Set against a declining trend in GCSE pass rates nationally this is an improvement of 10 per cent for the College when compared to last year and follows some equally impressive A level results last week.
Some notable high attainers include Megan Williams (Southleigh) 4A* and 5A grades, Georgina Ashwell (Kilmington) 3A* and 6A grades, Annabelle Tessier-Dalwood (Seaton) 2A*, 6A and 2B grades, Poppy Burrough (Hawkchurch) 1A*, 7A and 1C grade and Brianna Dean (Seaton) 1A*, 6A and 2B grades.
As well as their attainment, students are also judged on the progress that they have made between leaving primary school and completing their GCSE year.
This year the cohort of 16 year-olds at Axe Valley has made excellent progress with many students exceeding their very challenging targets, sometimes by huge margins.
The students who have made the most progress this year include Jack Rosling (Axminster), Josh Coleman (Colyton), Tom Daniels (Axminster), Connor Ingarfield (Axminster), Megan Williams (Southleigh) and Victoria Lamprill (Colyton).
Headteacher Steve Green said: “These GCSE results are testament to the hard work and dedication of the students and their teachers over the past five years and they provide the perfect platform for further improvements in the years to come. “It is a pleasure to spend the day celebrating the achievements of a really wonderful group of young people whilst looking ahead to the exciting opportunities that continued study at Axe Valley offers them in the future.”
Martin Brook, Executive Headteacher added, ‘The students really deserve these results today. Credit must also go to the staff at Axe Valley and in particular those within the English and Maths departments. I would also like to thank the previous Headteacher, Martin Smith for all of his efforts with this cohort of students and I know that he is delighted with their achievements.”
COLYTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Students at Colyton Grammar School are celebrating another excellent set of GCSE results. More than 75 per cent of grades awarded were at top A* and A grades with almost 40 per cent at A* grade. Headteacher Jayne Wainwright congratulated the students who have worked hard to achieve these outstanding results and wished them every success as they embark on their A-level studies in September. Notable achievements with at least 9A* grades are: Katrin Aneva, Exeter, Nathan Boland, Honiton, Tallula Bowyer, Ottery St Mary, Daniel Cole, Exmouth, Tristan Cox, Halberton,
Niamh Gillen, Exeter, Leah Hurst, Axminster, Kiko Keighery, Whimple, Edmund Kelly, Whimple, Amy Oliver, Woodbury Salterton, Jemima Proctor, Sidmouth, Isabel Shaw-Smith, Woodbury, Dylan Terrill, Exeter, Ece Washbrook, Exeter.
WOODROFFE SCHOOL, LYME REGIS:
This year students atThe Woodroffe School have produced another excellent set of GCSE results.
Some 77 per cent achieved the new ‘Basics’ measure.
- at least a C grade in both English and Maths – and 73 per cent gained at least 5A*-Cs, including English and maths.
For a fully comprehensive school, this represents outstanding performance and one which confirms the school’s Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ status. The 5A*-C figure is also impressive at 79 per cent.
Headteacher Dr Richard Steward said: “Coupled with last week’s excellent A-Level results, this has been a superb year for the school and its students. There were some outstanding individual performances with a host of students gaining impressive sets of A* and A grades.
Top performers were: Cody Lau 8A*, 4A; Somer Horsfield 8 A*, 3A; Rory Kinlan 7A*, 4A; Mia Cawthorne 6A*, 4A; Rosie Harwood 6A*, 4A; Millie Pearce 6A*, 3A, 1B; Iona Adair 6A*, 3 A; Lotte Maynard 6A*, 3A; Katie Pike 6A*, 3A.
Dr. Richard Steward added; “This is a fantastic set of results and I am absolutely delighted to see so many of our students doing so well.
“As ever, students have worked incredibly hard and one can only admire the commitment and determination of those young people who manage to achieve high grades across such a broad range of disciplines.
“It is also vitally important to recognise the dedication of the Woodroffe staff who work tirelessly to ensure that every student does his or her best every year. It is particularly pleasing to note how consistent Woodroffe’s results have become - we are now regularly one of the highest performing schools in the county, and indeed the West Country
“I am delighted to say that the vast majority of students will be joining the sixth form where I am sure they will continue to do well. A-Level results were also impressive this year and serve to underline the overall excellence of the school.”
HONITON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Students at Honiton Community College have plenty to celebrate with this year’s GCSE results.
Principal Glenn Smith said: “On the back of a pleasing set of A2 results and a very promising AS cohort performance, that bodes very well for next summer, our 2016 GCSE cohort also have plenty to celebrate.
“Our overall A*-C pass rate was 61 per cent.
“The number of students attaining A*/A grades has risen by seven per cent, but even more pleasing is the fact that the college continues to add further value to each year group’s overall performance, according to the new government measure, Progress 8.”
Top performers were: Jack Haigh 6A*, 2A, 1B, 1C, 1 Distinction *; Amy Preston 5A*, 3A, 2B, 1 Distinction *; Jordana Mason: 5A*, 3A, 2B, 1 Distinction * Michael Turner: 5A*, 2A, 2B, 1C, 1 Distinction A * Michael Johnson: 5A*, 3A, 1B, 1 Distinction A *; Amelia Hibbert: 2A*, 7A, 1C, 1 Distinction A *
Mr Smith added: “Of noteworthiness is the fact that the vast majority of our students, including our highest performers, have also engaged in the plethora of enrichment activities on offer to them, therefore making them much more rounded students, with more to offer potential employers, higher education providers and for many, ultimately, universities.
On behalf of staff and governors I wish each and every one of our students every success in the future, whether they join our sixth form this Autumn, as many of them do, take up a place on an apprenticeship or travel to embark on a FE College course.”
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