College results bucking the national trend


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The principal of Exmouth Community College has praised the efforts of pupils and staff after the school achieved strong results in the Government’s new school performance tables.

The figures, which have been released by the Department for Education, show that 64 per cent of pupils at the college achieved at least five A* to C grades, including maths and English, at GCSE level last year.

This is a major improvement on the college’s results in 2013, when the figure was 52 per cent, and well above the national average of 53.4 per cent, and the Devon average of 56.7 per cent.

The college’s results have bucked the national trend, which has seen an average fall in the pass rate of five per cent.

Mr Alexander said: “Naturally, I am delighted that the hard work of students and the professionalism and total commitment of the staff has been rewarded: The many hours spent running evening and Saturday morning classes have paid great dividends for the students.”

The college also recorded its best-ever results last year at AS and A-level.