Axe Valley Academy

GCSE Results 2011

Year 11 students at Axe Valley Community College have achieved excellent results for the second year running, setting new records in the process. 80% achieved 5 A*-C (last year was 75%) – a new college record, which is well above the national average. 62% achieved 5A*-C including English and Maths, which is line with our target and slightly below last year’s record of 65%.

Standards have risen significantly in many key areas. For example, new records have been set for students’ average point score, which is up to 465 from 394 in 2010. This reflects the fact that students are not only achieving better grades but also taking more exams than in the past.

Year 11 have done exceptional well – they were a positive and hard working cohort that in many cases have exceeded expectations across a wide range of subjects. For example, 93% achieved A*-C in GCSE English Literature, 86% in GCSE French and GCSE Food Technology, 79% in GCSE Physics and 77% in GCSE Geography. In Maths an impressive 75% achieved A*-C and 25% A*-A (national average 64% and 18% respectively based on 2010). In IT 35 students were awarded Distinctions in their OCR National Qualification (equivalent to x2 GCSEs at A*-A).

We are delighted with the performance of our most able students. The number of A*s has risen sharply and reflects the high academic standards being achieved by students at Axe Valley.

Among the highest performing students were:
Kelly Gould (5A*s, 3As, 1B)
Oliver Bond (5A*s, 3As, 2Bs) 
Harry Bailey (5A*s, 1A, 3Cs)
Alice Doherty (4A*s, 4As, 2Bs)
Bethany Richards (4A*s, 3As, 2Bs)
Emma Tristram (3A*s, 3As and 3Bs)
Emily Tredrea (3A*s, 2As and 5Bs)
James Morbey (3A*s, 5As, 1B, 1C)
Laura Coombs (3A*s, 7As)
Melissa Serle (2A*s, 7As and 1B)

Congratulations to students on these wonderful results. They have been a special year group to work with; they developed a superb camaraderie and worked exceptionally hard, supporting one another all the way. Parents have played a huge part in supporting students through the challenge of exams. I would also like to thank staff for their professionalism and commitment to providing the very best education for our students

Martin Smith – Headteacher