Honiton school in top three best for A-level progress

PUBLISHED: 11:00 22 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:26 27 March 2018

Students at Honiton Community College celebrate their A-level results last year.

Students at Honiton Community College celebrate their A-level results last year.


A Honiton school is in the top three best for A-level performance in Devon, according to new statistics released by the Department for Education (DfE).

Honiton Community College principal Glenn Smith.Honiton Community College principal Glenn Smith.

The department released its annual analysis of post-16 results last week, which also ranked Honiton Community College as the top comprehensive school in Devon for vocational qualifications.

Regarding A-levels, the college’s results were the best for ‘value added’ - progress made between GCSE and A-Level/BTEC/OCR National in the locality of Exeter and East Devon.

Glenn Smith, principal of the college said: “These results recognise the hard work and commitment of both our students and our staff. The community as a whole should be proud of the college’s fantastic achievements.

“Our success places us in the top three schools in Devon and makes us one of the top performing for progress (value added) nationally.

“The icing on the cake for me is that this success is achieved in a friendly, supportive and enjoyable environment where everyone is able to make a positive contribution towards both personal and collective goals.”

Selena Burroughs, head of sixth form added: “The individual results and overall data achieved last year is a true testimony to the enormous amount of effort and vision that each of our students had. With our personalised study programme that each student is given, we can ensure that they have support and guidance with their academic subjects as well as their chosen destination after they leave us.

“The amount that they achieve both academically and pastorally in their time spent with us with the high demands that they face, is very rewarding to all of the sixth form team and reflects the high quality provision that we can give to all of our students in sixth form.”

The community college celebrated a record-breaking set of A-level results last year - with students achieving a 100 per cent A*-E pass rate, with 50 per cent achieving A*-B grades.

Gill Donne-Davis, chair of governors added: “At a time when it is getting increasingly hard for teachers to deliver good quality consistent education, due to the ever the changing demands from Government with less money and resources provided, it is so pleasing to see that we had a fantastic year of results.”

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