Record A Level results at Axe Valley Community College

PUBLISHED: 12:23 15 August 2013 | UPDATED: 12:23 15 August 2013

Axe Valley Community College students Chloe Yates, 17 (left)  and Abbie Dowse, 17, both from Seaton, with their AS results. Photo by Chris Carson

Axe Valley Community College students Chloe Yates, 17 (left) and Abbie Dowse, 17, both from Seaton, with their AS results. Photo by Chris Carson

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Sixth form chalks up its best ever figures

Year 13 students at The Axe Valley Community College have achieved the best results in the Sixth Form’s history.

Some 98.5 per cent of grades were A*-E, up slightly from 2012.

More notable was the increase in top grades - 51 per cent were A*-B, up from 43.5 per cent in 2012. The average points score per entry was also up from 209 in 2012 to 214 today.

Performance was strong in traditional academic subjects as well as newer vocational courses. In A Level maths, for example, over half the students achieved A*-A. In BTEC science over two-thirds achieved distinction*- distinction.

Among the top performers were: Kelly Gould (biology A*, maths A and geo A), Chloe Williams (EPQ A*, art A*, geo A, history B), James Morbey (history A*, EPQ A, law B, biology B), Harry Bailey (maths A*, further maths A, physics B), Bethany Freer (BTEC sport distinction*, BTEC H&SC distinction*, BTEC science distinction*, BTEC child care distinction)

Headteacher Martin Smith said: “Congratulations to all our students on these superb results. We are extremely proud of their achievements and would like to wish them well for future.

“Our drive to push up academic standards has significantly increased the number of top grades in recent years. Today over half of the grades are A*-B, compared with a quarter of grades in 2010. As a result of this, a far greater number of our students are university-bound.

“Our success is down to knowing each student and ensuring they receive high quality support, a rigorous system of private study, and, most importantly, having high quality teachers who go the extra mile for students.”


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