IN PICTURES: GCSE success for Honiton students

Honiton Community College celebrates 15 per cent rise in A* to C grades.

Students at Honiton Community College are celebrating today (Thursday) after GCSE A* to C grades rose by 15 per cent.

The figure places the college in the top 25 per cent of schools in the country.

The number of all A* grades have also doubled compared to 2011 and the average points score jumped 35 - indicating each student has achieved better overall grades.

A statement from the college said: “We are delighted to declare that virtually all our significant indicators are up on last year and college trends continue to be positive.”

It was a particularly proud day for students Sam Johnson (8A*, 2A), Rory Norrington (3A*, 4A, 3B), Max Mason 3A*, 3A, 3B), Amy Hutchings (2A*, 5A, 5B), Ione Pidgeon (2A*, 6A, B, C), and Meg Falkner A*, 6A, 2B, C).

Headteacher Glenn Smith said: “I would like to congratulate our Year 11 students on their all-round performance.

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“I look forward to working with many of you next year when you embark on your sixth form studies.

“Whatever you do and wherever you go I wish you well.”