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Institute of Technology Digital and Data Centre at Exeter College Gets the Green Light

The South West Institute of Technology (SWIOT) Digital and Data Centre at Exeter College has been signed off as part of a wider plan to revolutionise digital, engineering and manufacturing technology education across the region. The new £11million building will be at the heart of the college and located on its Hele Road site in what is great news for the college, city and region.  

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Exeter College students in Honduras

Exeter College Students Visit Honduras for Conservation Project

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:45am

A group of Exeter College students recently returned from Honduras after working with conservation research organization Operation Wallacea.  

A Level students travelled to Cusuco National Park in Honduras after their exams to work with scientists collecting vital data for use in their research on biodiversity and climate change.  

Students gained hands-on experience of monitoring biodiversity within the rainforest, as well as a real life an insight into many of the topics they had studied at college.  

Young people on a site visit with Kier

Exeter College and Kier host work experience week to encourage careers in construction

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Wed, 09/04/2019 - 11:25am

Exeter College and Kier recently teamed up to deliver an intensive one week, pre-Apprenticeship work experience programme, designed to give local youngsters an insight into the construction industry and inspire them to pursue a career in the varied and vibrant sector.  

Six learners who are considering the Apprenticeship route with Exeter College spent the week gaining knowledge and insight, as well as hands on experience behind the scenes with Kier at some of the company’s flagship developments.   

Alison Squire and Karen Mcanally collecting their GCSE results

“I’m really proud of what I've done” - GCSE success for Exeter adults

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Wed, 08/28/2019 - 2:11pm

As thousands of teenagers picked up their GCSE results last week, few would have spared a thought for adults nervously arriving to collect their own results after a year of hard work.  

That was exactly the case for a number Exeter College’s GCSE students as they arrived at the college on Thursday to see if their hard work had paid off. 

Alison Squire, 41, previously struggled in school and decided to study at Exeter College as a personal confidence-builder as her son starts to prepare for his exams in the coming years. 

Some Exeter College vocational students at the garden party

Exeter College hosts Celebration of Vocational Learners

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 08/23/2019 - 9:44am

Exeter College’s vocational students joined together to celebrate their achievements in a garden party held at the college’s Hele Road campus.

Vocational and technical qualifications offer a more practical and applied style of study and are offered by a range of awarding bodies but at Exeter College BTEC, UAL and City & Guilds are the three largest. 

Shweta Banerjee

A raft of 9s launches ambitious career plans for Shweta

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 08/22/2019 - 2:59pm

Shweta Banerjee, the self-proclaimed “ambitious, determined and hardworking” 16-year old from Exeter, raised the GCSE bar this morning when she discovered that she was The Maynard’s top scoring student with eight of the highest possible Grade 9s and two Grade 8s.

Outstanding GCSE results for Exeter School

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Thu, 08/22/2019 - 2:52pm

Exeter School, the city's largest independent school, is celebrating another excellent set of GCSE results.

Almost three-quarters of all grades - 73.65% - were grades 9-7, compared to the national average of 20.6%. 

Of the 118 pupils in Year 11, 67 achieved 8 or more 9-7 grades with 36 pupils scoring ten or more 9-7 grades.

Leading achievers Ollie Bennett from Tiverton, Emma Halford from Teignmouth and Tom Harris-Deans, Adam Wajed and Casper Kelly from Exeter each scored ten 9 grades. 

Science and engineering students celebrate impressive GCSE results at South Devon UTC

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 08/22/2019 - 11:53am

South Devon University Technical College (UTC) has demonstrated that its impressive post 16 results, celebrated last week, are no flash in the pan. Students in Year 11 are also celebrating after receiving notable GCSE 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.

There is much to celebrate with excellent results in the college’s specialist subjects.

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

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 08/16/2019 - 7:28am

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.

George Barnes - degree apprenticeship with EDF

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.