Headteacher draws poisitives from table

PUBLISHED: 12:52 30 January 2008 | UPDATED: 14:43 20 April 2010

THE HEADTEACHER of the Axe Valley Community College says positives can be taken from the school's recent exam results despite GCSE results falling on previous years. Of the 148 pupils sitting GCSE exams at AVCC in 2007, only 37 per cent achieved five or m

THE HEADTEACHER of the Axe Valley Community College says positives can be taken from the school's recent exam results despite GCSE results falling on previous years. Of the 148 pupils sitting GCSE exams at AVCC in 2007, only 37 per cent achieved five or more A* to C grades including maths and English, down from 62 per cent in 2006 and almost ten per cent below the national average. But A-Level results were impressive with 41 per cent of all grades A or B and 72 per cent A to C. Headteacher Liz Pinfield said: "Our 2007 GCSE results were not as strong as our all-time record of 62 per cent in 2006. "We were expecting this and the year group's performance reflects their achievement on intake at the age of 11. Year groups do vary considerably, for example we are expecting this summer's 2008 results to be just as high as in 2006. "Despite the drop in GCSE A* to C grades in 2007 Axe Valley had some notable successes. "English and English literature results were very good with 61 per cent and 77 per cent of students respectively achieving C+ grades. "Our ICT results, 79 per cent, were the best in Devon among schools where the exam is taken by virtually all students." "Our A-level performance was very good in 2007 with an average points score higher than some other schools. "Devon statistics show Axe Valley as in the top ten of all Devon sixth forms with a value added position of fourth highest." Elsewhere in the Axe valley, Colyton Grammar School maintained its high standards with all 108 GCSE pupils achieving five A* to C grades including maths and English for the fourth consecutive year. At the Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis 57 per cent of students achieved A* to C grades including maths and English.

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