Alison Squire and Karen Mcanally collecting their GCSE results

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

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.

Alison chose to study for her GCSE English at the...

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

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.

Notable academic successes were Michael Chavanga, Molly Duffy and Ethan Starcevic who...

A Level and Diploma results: STEM specialist school celebrates results

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.

There is much to celebrate with 71% of Engineering students achieving at least one distinction star, with over two thirds of those achieving either two or three distinction stars, the highest grade in these qualifications. 100% of Scientists...

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.

The results represent a...

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.

At present the collaborative project has reached 81 schools/colleges and over 13,000 students in...

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.

“The modules are based on the most recent evidence regarding climate change science and its impacts on everyday life around the world. It is now widely acknowledged that we are facing a climate emergency – and a changing climate poses challenges for wildlife, for wild places, and for us as a...

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.

In addition, Bronze Awards were given to...

IB Student

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

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.

Further to this, more than 50% of the students achieved 38 points or higher which is the tariff requested for a place at the University of...

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

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.

Students spent a day at the South West’s largest Royal Navy training establishment, training in the state-of-the-art sinking ship simulator used to teach sailors how to deal with emergencies at sea. Inside the Damage Control Instructional Unit (DRIU), known as HMS Havoc, the students worked together in the cold, dark environment with varying degrees of damage to the hull and against the rising water...

Relax Kids

Relax Kids Training

Event Date: 
20/07/2019 - 9:00am to 21/07/2019 - 5:00pm
Exeter Community Centre, 17 St David's Hill, Exeter, EX4 3RG

Relax Kids aims to give children access to a variety of simple, yet effective techniques for relaxation, mindfulness and stress management that are developed and delivered in a fun and creative way.