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

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Posted Thursday, August 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. 

Results from the Vocational courses – including Cambridge Technical Level 3 in Sport and Physical Activity Cohort – were once again exceptional with two students achieving D*D*D* and three achieving a mix of D* and Ds.

The Atrium Sixth Form’s flagship course ‘Design, Engineer, Construct!’ achieved 100% A*-A in Year 13 and 100% A*-B in Year 12, which represents an outstanding achievement by the Year 12 cohort who completed the two year course in less than one academic year.

Some of the individual student successes being celebrated at the sixth forms include:

Hannah Ashford, who achieved A*’s in English Literature and History and A grade in Classics. She has secured her place at Oxford to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics;

Mia Robillard-Day, who achieved A* in English Literature, A* in Fine Art, and A grades in Religious Studies and the EPQ; 

Michael Johnson, who completed 4 A Levels, achieving an A*in Maths, A in Physics, A in Further Maths and a B in Design & Technology; 

Heather Cory, Ian Pearse and James Reynolds, all achieved A* and A grades across their subject options;

Gina Cock and Amber Stone also deserve recognition for exceptional A*AB + A in EPQ and A*A*B performances, respectively; Phil Elloway, who embraced the opportunities offered by continuing to Year 14 and has achieved the three A grades and A in the EPQ to gain his place on his Architecture Degree. Seoul Hillson also secured his place on his Higher Education course in Fine Art with significantly improved grades of BBD. 

Outstanding results were also gained in the Sixth Forms’ vocational courses. Students Jaz Dawe and Rob Gale both secured maximum D*D*D* grades for the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, with Charlie Nichols, Tom Prew and Sam Taylor achieving impressive D*D*D. 

Jared Baldwin, Head of SDCC and Atrium Sixth Forms, said: “We are delighted with the overall results as well as the outstanding individual success stories.  As genuinely inclusive sixth forms, we are immensely proud of the hard work, commitment and dedication of all our students, their families and the support and encouragement of their teachers and the sixth form pastoral team.  

“The number of students progressing to Oxford, Russell Group Universities and studying demanding courses such as Medicine, Veterinarian Science, PPE, Law and History, is a real testament to their performance throughout the year. We wish our students every success for the future!”

Rachel Shaw, CEO of South Dartmoor Multi-Academy Trust, said: “I would like to congratulate our students, staff and the whole sixth form community at SDCC and Atrium Studio on these exceptional results. As a Trust, our priority is to ensure that every student is given the best possible opportunity to fulfil their potential and succeed in whatever path they choose, whether that’s going on to study at university or entering the world of work.”