College pupils celebrate GCSE results

PUBLISHED: 11:06 23 August 2012 | UPDATED: 10:07 24 August 2012

Archant

Pupils at Exmouth Community College are once again celebrating after receiving their GCSE results.

The college saw 68 per cent of pupils gaining five A* to C grades, and 55 per cent achieving five A* to Cs including English and Maths.

Both figures are a slight fall from last year, but are still a large improvement over five years ago.

The college’s results are also in line with national figures, which saw grades fall for the first time in 24 years.

The college’s top performer was Charlotte Colville-Hyde, who achieved eight A*s and three As.

Charlotte, who also won the school’s Premier Cup earlier this year, said she was “over the moon” at her results

Also celebrating was Faye Dunn, who got 7 A*s. She said: “I’m really happy - it makes me want to jump in the air and fall down at the same time!

“It’s really weird to have two years of your life handed to you on a piece of paper. I never thought so much work could be hanging on about 10 letters!”

Stuart Smith, who also got seven A*s, said: “I knew it would be quite good but I wasn’t expecting it to be this good! [When I was studying] I had to keep really focused on what I was doing.”

Other high achievers were Joel Down with seven A*s, Poppy Joyce, Emily Daw and Megan Wilson with six A*s, and Joanna Parsons, Alice Price and Rugile Zoryte with five A*s.

Head of year 11 Ben Findel-Hawkins said: “I am really pleased with the results that have been achieved and glad that the work put in over the last two years has paid off. I am looking forward to many of our students returning next year.”

College principal Tony Alexander said: “I am delighted that the College has continued to build on the outstanding achievements of the last ten years of continuous improvement.

“This year group have laid down a very strong platform to maintain the recent success enjoyed by our Post 16.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

An inquest into the death of Topsham rugby player Lily Partridge has concluded the 22-year-old’s death was accidental

Read more
15:57

Local scout groups parade through Beer.

Read more

An ex-professional footballer from Spain has been jailed for 11 years for abusing five boys while in Britain.

Read more

Armed police were called out to an address in Exmouth on Wednesday, April 26.

Read more
06:30

An Exmouth man has received an award from the RNLI in recognition of more than 40 years of fundraising.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:13

See our slideshow tribute to Exmouth’s vintage vehicle enthusiast - Reg Imray.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:34

Police are making enquiries to find the owner of a car which was found in a bank near Woodbury Country Park.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:22

Exmouth photographer, Nathan Richmond, captured this beautiful picture of a floral display in Manor Gardens and wins our iwitness24 photo challenge.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

Tributes have been paid to intrepid deaf pensioner Reg Imray, who died at his Exmouth home aged 94.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:40

East Devon MP Sir Hugo Swire is one of seven Devon MPs who have signed a letter written to the Prime Minister asking her to make sure no school in Devon is ‘worse off’.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 1°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications