education

Photo of Kerry Cawte, left, and Claire Jeftha

Caring Teachers Shortlisted for Award for their Work in Helping Pupils to Thrive

Authored by lparks
Posted: Thu, 10/03/2019 - 7:55pm

A Newton Abbot business has helped two staff members at a Hampshire primary school to be shortlisted for an award for their work in helping pupils to be more emotionally resilient.

 Kerry Cawte and Claire Jeftha work at St George’s Beneficial Church of England Primary School, in Portsmouth. They have been shortlisted in the Wellbeing of Staff or Pupils category of the Teach Portsmouth Awards for their work with Newton Abbot-based Thrive®. The talented pair will find out if they have won at an awards ceremony tomorrow (Friday Oct 4)

Miryam Ley (left) will be undergoing pilot training with L3 Airline Academy

Exeter College Student Takes Flight Thanks to Groundbreaking Scholarship

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 09/20/2019 - 7:08pm

A former Exeter College student is helping to break the glass ceiling in the aviation industry, having secured a landmark £25,000 scholarship with pilot training provider L3 Airline Academy.  

Miryam Ley, 18, is set to follow her father’s footsteps on to the flight deck having been selected as one of only 10 successful applicants across Europe for the L3 Pilot Pathways Female Scholarship; a new scheme designed to help more women in to training to become a pilot.  

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. 

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.

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. 

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.  

Zoo's UK climate change first

Zoo's UK climate change first

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Mon, 07/29/2019 - 11:55am

A Devon educator has become the first accredited UN climate change teacher in a UK zoo.

Steve Nash, Head of Education for Wild Planet Trust, the charity that runs Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, has become a UN Accredited Climate Change teacher.

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