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Quadruple A* student is one of the highest scoring mathematicians in the country

Maynard School Sixth Former, Jessica Carr, not only achieved four straight A*s in her Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry A-levels and a further A* for her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) but she also scored a flawless 100% in the incredibly testing Edexcel Maths paper 2, putting her as one of the country’s top A-level mathematicians. From a possible 300 points for the two individual papers combined, she dropped just 11 marks to score a remarkable 289.

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South Dartmoor Community College and Atrium Studio School Sixth Forms celebrate strong performance 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:19pm

Students and staff at South Dartmoor Community College (SDCC) Sixth Form and Atrium Studio School Sixth Form are celebrating achieving an exceptional set of AS, A Level and Level 3 Applied and Vocational results. 

The schools, which are part of South Dartmoor Multi-Academy Trust, achieved a 99 per cent pass rate, with students successfully surpassing expectations and securing places at university. 

Headmaster Bob Griffin with Head Girl Beth and Head Boy Ben

Another excellent year of A Level results for Exeter School

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 5:42pm

Exeter School pupils, parents, staff and governors are pleased to announce an excellent set of A Level results, with a 100% pass rate. Thirty-four pupils scored three or more A* or A grades, with almost a quarter - 20% - of all results at A*.  53% of all grades were A* or A, with four out of every five grades - 81% - coming in at A*, A or B.

Colyton Grammar School students excel at A-level and buck the national trend

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 5:39pm

Students from Colyton Grammar School (CGS) have again achieved excellent A-level results, far outstripping the national average for A and A* grades.

Some 66% of students achieved A and A* grades, compared with the national average of 25.5%. Overall, 87.1% achieved grades from A* to B, with the school outperforming its results from last year and bucking the national trend.

Queen Elizabeth's School students receiving A-Level results

Crediton's Queen Elizabeth's School Releases 2019 A-Level Results

Authored by QueenElizabeth
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 3:32pm

QE students achieved above National average for top grades.

A Level and Diploma results: STEM specialist school celebrates results

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 12:46pm

After a year full of highlights, students from South Devon University Technical College (UTC) are celebrating today after receiving impressive A Level and Diploma results.

Newton Abbot’s pioneering technical college opened its doors from 8:30am this morning for the scientists and engineers of the future to collect their exam results.

Principal John Laramy celebrates with Exeter College students

Exeter College Celebrates Another Year of Excellent Academic Results

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 12:13pm

Exeter College is celebrating another year of exceptional academic results, following the best International Baccalaureate results in the college’s history earlier this summer. Today’s A Level results are also setting new records, with students achieving an overall pass rate of 99.7%, well above the national average of 97.6%.  

The success is particularly notable as this is the first year that all A Level results have rested solely on a final exam at the end of two years of academic study, rather than a combination of results achieved over two years. 

Best ever A-level results from pupils at pioneering specialist mathematics school 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:45am

Pupils at a pioneering specialist mathematics school which provides “life-changing” opportunities have achieved some of the best A-level results in the country.

Exeter Mathematics School, which opened in 2014, is one of only two specialist state sixth forms for enthusiastic young mathematicians and scientists in the UK.

An ongoing debate: Is it time for schools to remove written examinations?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 08/06/2019 - 9:57am

There's an ongoing debate on the value of written tests in schools in the UK. Some parents think that these exams are of no value, and don't necessarily test the extent of children's skills and knowledge. 

Many parents see the 11+ CEM and GL assessments as limiting and not a true reflection of their child’s ability and potential.

People who study thoroughly for  tests end up getting high scores, but it doesn't mean they understood the concepts of what they learned in class. It also doesn't mean that they understand the real-life practical application of the lessons.

Next Steps South West Ambassador testing out VR at an outreach event

OfS extend funding for outreach partnership

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:57pm

Next Steps South West’s work at Exeter College is set to continue as the National Collaborative Outreach Programme has been extended for a further two academic years, with a new completion date of 31 July 2021.  

Established in January 2017, Next Steps South West (NSSW) operates out of 14 partner universities and colleges throughout Cornwall, Devon and Somerset with the aim of providing impartial advice to young people who are trying to navigate their journey to higher education.  

BTEC Award Winners collecting their awards

Exeter College BTEC students win big in National Awards

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 07/26/2019 - 12:55pm

Students from Exeter College have been celebrating success following the National BTEC Awards 2019.  

A total of nine Exeter College students were recognised at an awards ceremony that took place in Westminster in July. The event celebrates exceptional BTEC students and apprentices while also shining a light on the inspirational teachers who have influenced their learning. 

Exeter College’s Luke Bearpark was crowned Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Student of the Year with Abbie Densham being awarded Science Student of the Year.