Exmouth students’ tense wait for exam results

Exmouth Community College students will this receive their A and AS level results

A NERVE-racking wait will be over this week for hundreds of Exmouth students as they receive their A and AS-level results.

The community college campus, in Gipsy Lane, was home to jubilant scenes last year when scores of hard-working youngsters discovered they achieved the marks they wanted.

Students are able to find out their results today, August 19.

Don’t miss out on next week’s Journal for a round-up of how people performed.

The school’s staff will be hoping the college can continue its run of exam success which has been seen in previous years.

Twelve months ago, at A level the college made an improvement on 2008 with a rise in the number of people who achieved A or B grades.

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There was an eight per cent increase compared with the previous year with those who achieved As. One in five accomplished the top mark with ten students gaining at least three.

Around four in five youngsters achieved A to C grades, helping Exmouth Community College reach an overall pass rate of 95 per cent.

And at AS level, four in five people achieved an A-E pass – an increase on 2008.

The main improvements were in the A-C grade-category. There was a rise of five per cent from the previous year to 49 and those who achieved an A grade rose by three to 12 per cent.

Many of the students, however, may find it difficult if they choose to continue in education as it is understood university places look set to be in short supply.

Record levels of applications and tight financial limits on places mean mores students than ever before will be turned away this years.

A number of universities, including two in Wales and eight in Scotland, already have no places on offer.