Axe Valley Academy

GCSE Results 2016

Students at The Axe Valley Community College are celebrating some fantastic GCSE results today. In the year in which the Government has changed the key attainment measure to include those students who have achieved a C grade and above in both English and Maths, an impressive 63.2% of students at the College have achieved this standard. Set against a declining trend in GCSE pass rates nationally this is an improvement of 10% for the College when compared to last year and follows some equally impressive A level results last week.

Some notable high attainers include Megan Williams (Southleigh) 4A* & 5A grades, Georgina Ashwell (Kilmington) 3A* & 6A grades, Annabelle Tessier-Dalwood (Seaton) 2A*, 6A & 2B grades, Poppy Burrough (Hawkchurch) 1A*, 7A & 1C grade and Brianna Dean (Seaton) 1A*, 6A & 2B grades.

As well as their attainment, students are also judged on the progress that they have made between leaving primary school and completing their GCSE year. This year the cohort of 16 year-olds at Axe Valley has made excellent progress with many students exceeding their very challenging targets, sometimes by huge margins. The students who have made the most progress this year include Jack Rosling (Axminster), Josh Coleman (Colyton), Tom Daniels (Axminster), Connor Ingarfield (Axminster), Megan Williams (Southleigh) and Victoria Lamprill (Colyton).

The Headteacher at Axe Valley, Steve Green commented, ‘These GCSE results are testament to the hard work and dedication of the students and their teachers over the past 5 years and they provide the perfect platform for further improvements in the years to come. It is a pleasure to spend the day celebrating the achievements of a really wonderful group of young people whilst looking ahead to the exciting opportunities that continued study at Axe Valley offers them in the future.’

Martin Brook, Executive Headteacher added, ‘The students really deserve these results today. Credit must also go to the staff at Axe Valley and in particular those within the English and Maths departments. I would also like to thank the previous Headteacher, Martin Smith for all of his efforts with this cohort of students and I know that he is delighted with their achievements.’