Record A Level Results
Year 13 students at The Axe Valley Community College have achieved the best results in the Sixth Form’s history. 98.5% of grades were A*-E, up slightly from 2012. More notable was the increase in top grades: 51% of grades were A*-B, up from 43.5 in 2012. The average points score per entry was also up from 209 in 2012 to 214 today.
Performance was strong in traditional academic subjects as well as newer vocational courses. In A Level Maths, for example, over half the students achieved A*-A. In BTEC Science over two-thirds achieved Distinction*-Distinction.
Among the top performers were:
- Kelly Gould (Biology A*, Maths A and Geo A) –going to Exeter University
- Chloe Williams (EPQ A*, Art A*, Geo A, History B) –going to Birmingham University
- James Morbey (History A*, EPQ A, Law B, Biology B) – going to Oxford Brookes
- Harry Bailey (Maths A*, Further Maths A, Physics B) – taking up Apprenticeship in Aeronautical Engineering with GKM Aerospace
- Bethany Freer (BTEC Sport Distinction*, BTEC H&SC Distinction*, BTEC Science Distinction*, BTEC Child Care Distinction)
Comment from Headteacher – Martin Smith:
“Congratulations to all our students on these superb results. We are extremely proud of their achievements and would like to wish them well for future.
Our drive to push up academic standards has significantly increased the number of top grades in recent years. Today over half of the grades are A*-B, compared with a quarter of grades in 2010. As a result of this, a far greater number of our students are university-bound.
Our success is down to knowing each student and ensuring they receive high quality support, a rigorous system of private study, and, most importantly, having high quality teachers who go the extra mile for students.”