Education

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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Pupils Lauren Bright (left) and Lilly Sparks (right) from Woodwater Academy with their highly commended and regional winning entries to HEE’s Step into the NHS competition

Youngster scoops top regional prize in national health careers contest

Authored by gray123
Posted: Fri, 07/26/2019 - 6:22am

A 10-year-old girl from Woodwater Academy in Exeter has been crowned regional winner of Health Education England’s (HEE) Step into the NHS primary school competition.

Lilly Sparks, who hopes to one day become a nurse, produced an imaginative poster expressing thanks to the NHS to impress the judges and win the South West regional award.

Fellow pupil Lauren Bright was highly commended in the contest.

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International Baccalaureate (IB) results put Exeter College ahead of the international curve

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Wed, 07/24/2019 - 3:24pm

Exeter College students are celebrating after achieving the best International Baccalaureate (IB) results in the college’s history.

This year the prestigious IB saw a 100% pass rate, with almost a third of students (32%) achieving 40+ points. This is the equivalent of five A Levels at A/A*, putting them in the top five to ten per cent of students in the entire world. Two candidates achieved an incredible 43 out of 45 possible points.

Devon schools awarded Computer Hub status

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 07/16/2019 - 3:14pm

Three Devon schools have become among the first in England to be awarded official Computer Hub status so they can provide support and specialist training for teachers in the region.

Exeter Mathematics School, Uffculme School and Broadclyst Community Primary School are part of the first 23 Computing Hubs across England and will be a focal point for local computing training for schools. They will also form links with industry and universities.

Local business launches new CCTV service for schools and small businesses in the West Country

Authored by MiHi Digital
Posted: Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:39pm

A South West-based communications company is now offering a brand new CCTV service to local organisations looking to maximise their security and efficiency.

Equations Voice and Data, with offices in Devon and Somerset, has been providing telephone systems and technology to businesses, schools, medical practices and professional service providers across the South West for more than 25 years, and has now extended its offering to CCTV.

Exeter kids inspired to pick up a racquet and get active as tennis fever hits Exeter

Authored by ggiac90
Posted: Mon, 07/15/2019 - 9:53am

Youngsters in Exeter and Devon are being encouraged to give tennis a try for the first time as part of a drive to get families from communities across the region more active.

With the second week of Wimbledon underway and Brit hope Johanna Konta into the quarter-finals, children from the city took to the courts at Heavitree Pleasure Grounds earlier this week to take part in a Tennis for Kids taster session led by local coaches. 

SW training provider awarded NHS contract at RD&E Trust for new apprenticeship programme

Authored by Glen King PR
Posted: Fri, 07/12/2019 - 12:52pm

Exeter-based independent training provider, PGL Training Limited (PGL) has won a prestigious contract to provide a Customer Service Level 2 Apprenticeship programme with the Royal Devon & Exeter (RD&E) Trust. The contract went to open tender and is the beginning of a new programme being launched within the RD&E to provide  excellent opportunities across the South West.

National Champions!

Authored by QueenElizabeth
Posted: Fri, 07/12/2019 - 8:10am

QE Students Fight off Fierce Competition to Win National Business Competition

QE have claimed victory in the national BASE finals, beating 500 schools and over 1000 teams, to claim the title of National Champions.

Schools encouraged to review lockdown communications in light of recent campus incidents

Authored by MiHi Digital
Posted: Tue, 07/09/2019 - 12:27pm

A leading telephone systems provider is encouraging schools and other education institutions across the region to review their ability to communicate if their campus were to go into lockdown.

Equations Voice and Data, based in Devon and Somerset, have been working with a number of schools from across the country in the wake of five incidents so far this year that have led to campuses being placed into ‘lockdown’ due to an ongoing threat, with the most recent taking place at Exeter University last month.

Newton Abbot’s young engineers beat fire and floods on ‘sinking ship’

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Tue, 07/09/2019 - 9:55am

Young engineers from Newton Abbot’s pioneering secondary school, South Devon University Technical College (UTC), tackled torrential flooding during a visit to HMS Raleigh in Torpoint.

SW training provider awarded NHS contract at RD&E

Authored by Glen King PR
Posted: Mon, 07/08/2019 - 12:52pm

Exeter-based independent training provider, PGL Training Limited (PGL) has won a prestigious contract to provide a Customer Service Level 2 Apprenticeship programme with the Royal Devon & Exeter (RD&E) Trust. The contract went to open tender and is the beginning of a new programme being launched within the RD&E to provide  excellent opportunities across the South West.