Top results for Colyton Grammar School

PUBLISHED: 12:48 20 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:53 15 June 2010

SECONDARY schools in the Axe Valley and Honiton area have received their league table results from last year.

SECONDARY schools in the Axe Valley and Honiton area have received their league table results from last year.Colyton Grammar School was one of only a few nationally to achieve a 100 per cent score for GCSEs - with all students attaining five or more 'good' GCSEs. The table takes into account those passing five GCSEs at A* to C grade, including mathematics and English.The school was again placed in the top five for performance in both GCSE and A level, making places at the school among the most sought after in Britain.At Axe Valley Community College, in Axminster, 54 per cent of pupils in Year 11 achieved 'good' GCSEs, which is above the national average of 48 per cent.In terms of progress made by students from entry places, the school was in the top 20 per cent nationally. Headteacher Martin Smith said: "Overall, these improvements demonstrate the hard work and dedication of staff and students and reflect the enormous improvements made by the college under the previous head, Liz Pinfield, who retired in August 2008. Our challenge now is to build on these successes and fulfil our ambition to be 'outstanding in every way'."Honiton Community College did not fair so well, with only 36 per cent of pupils gaining five 'good' GCSEs. College principal Norman Tyson said he had been very pleased with the sixth form results but felt the GCSEs could have been better.He said: "Given how well we did last year - for English and maths - there was a disappointment in not achieving that again. "On the basis that every student in the college left with exam results, we would like to thank them for the hard work they put in.


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