Nearly half of Axe Valley students make the grade

PUBLISHED: 13:11 19 August 2010

mha Jodie Miller

mha Jodie Miller


NEARLY half of Axe Valley Community College students passed their A’ levels with A to C rates.

mha Axe result. L to R: Head teacher Martin Smith with Katie Steele, Sam Hunt, Chelsea Hutchings and Nathan Cox

The college achieved a 96 per cent pass rate at A to E and 48 per cent at A to C.

The highest performing students were Jodie Miller, with two A*s and a B, Annabelle Searle, with A*, A, B and C, Scott Love, with two As and a B and Ryanne O’Shea-Smith, with two As a B and a D.

Head teacher Martin Smith Said: “We are delighted with the results. Many students have performed superbly and we are proud of their achievements. Our most able students have, in general, performed very well, with more achieving A*s and As than we had predicted and this is a positive sign.

“We believe that we can build on this solid set of grades and enable future year groups to perform even better.”

He wished the Year 13 leavers good luck for the future – whether it was at university, training or employment. He thanked staff for their hard work.

High achieve Jodie, who got the grades in art, textile and photography, will be doing a fashion design course at Falmouth University.

She said: “They are really good results but, like everyone, there are things that I think I should have got a little bit better – such as I got a C in one unit.

“But I’m really happy and I’m going where I wanted to go, so it’s amazing.”

She hopes to become a costume designer fro TV, film and theatre.

Sam Hunt, who got an A, B and C, will go on to do commercial music at Bath Spa University.

He said: “I’m definitely excited about it and really looking forward to it.”

Nathan Cox, Chelsea Hutchings and Katie Steele were among students to collect their AS level results.

Nathan and Chelsea said they had time to work towards getting better grades next year.

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