GCSE results: Axe Valley

PUBLISHED: 13:24 26 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:15 15 June 2010

Schools across the Axe Valley notched up record GCSE results, with Colyton Grammar School matching the strongest in the country.

Schools across the Axe Valley notched up record GCSE results, with Colyton Grammar School matching the strongest in the country.This year 100 per cent achieved five A* to C passes at the grammar school, with more than half the grades A*.Almost 90 per cent gained A* to A passes and 20 pupils achieved straight A* passes.Colyton was amongst the first to enter all students for GCSE a year early.Retiring head teacher Barry Sindall said: "These results are a credit to the students and teachers. They provide the foundation for a three-year Sixth Form experience that provides time for wide-ranging enrichment and extension activities.The Woodroffe School achieved its best set of results ever with 80.5 per cent gaining five A* to Cs. Head teacher Dr Richard Steward said: "We have an excellent set of results. I am delighted to see that the school has improved its performance once again."It is a pleasure to see so many superb individual performances. As ever, students have worked incredibly hard and one can only admire the commitment and determination of those young people who managed to achieve high grades across such a broad range of disciplines."Over 60 per cent of the grades at Axe Valley Community College were in the A* to C range. Head teacher Liz Pinfield said: "I would like to congratulate all the students who worked so hard for these excellent results."This year's Year 11 were a very good year group and they deserve their success. The 2008 results are an improvement on 2007 and I'm very proud of what our students have achieved."Well done to them, their teachers, and, of course, to all our parents who were so supportive.

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