Axe Valley Academy

Online homework calendar launched

Posted: 22 September 2017

Letters with details on how Parents/Carers can access Class Charts our new online homework calendar will be going/have gone out this week via students (see schedule below). Please check with your son/daughter if you have yet to receive one.

Year 10 – Monday, 18th September.
Year 11 – Tuesday, 19th
September.
Year 7 – Wednesday, 20th
September.
Year 8 – Thursday, 21st
September.
Year 9 – Friday , 22nd September.

Further details can be found on website https://axevalley.devon.sch.uk/classcharts

 

GCSE Results 2017

Posted: 24 August 2017

Students at Axe Valley Academy are celebrating a fantastic set of GCSE results this week. In a year in which there has been a great deal of change nationally to the GCSE system, the young people at Axe Valley can be truly proud of their achievements. 68% of the cohort achieved the new 4+ pass in English and 65% achieved the same grade in mathematics. Whilst it is impossible to compare this year’s results with last year’s, it is important to celebrate the achievements of students at all levels and to recognise those who have made exceptional progress over the course of their secondary education. Some of the notable GCSE performances include:

Henrijs Hofrats (8, 7, 5, A*, A*, A, A, B, C, Dist*), Chris Thomas (8, 8, 6, A*, A, A, A, A, B, B, Merit), Madison White (8, 7, 7, A*, A, A, A, A, B, Dist*), Layla James (8, 6, 4, A*, A*, A*, A, A, B, Dist), Luke Young (7, 7, 7, A*, A*, A, B, B, Dist*, Dist).

Particular congratulations should also go to the students who made the most progress since joining Axe Valley in year 7. These include Imogen Payne, Sophie Ellis, Maya Coman, Victoria Storey and Kobi Burrough.

Headteacher, Steve Green said, ‘The students at Axe Valley have worked so hard for their GCSEs this year. They have been ably supported by a committed team of staff and everyone associated with the academy deserves recognition for what they have achieved. I have been delighted by the way in which the whole school community has worked together to get the very best out of everyone.’

 

For more information on the new GCSE grading for English and Maths please click here

 

Sixth Form Results 2017

Posted: 17 August 2017

Year 13 students at Axe Valley Academy Sixth Form are celebrating an excellent set of A Level and vocational results today. A record number of top grades were achieved, with 24.3% of all results at A and A* grades and 41.9% at A* – B grades. More students than ever achieved and exceeded their target grades and they should be rightly proud of their achievements.

Headteacher, Steve Green said, ‘These fantastic results at A level this year are testament to the commitment of both our students and the staff here at Axe Valley. It is a privilege to be able to celebrate their achievements with them this morning. Despite the many national changes to the way in which students are assessed at Key Stage 5, these results this year are a significant step up on last year’s results and more students than ever before have secured a place at their first choice university or higher education institution.’

Director of Sixth Form, Dave MacCormick said, ‘Our students have achieved amazing results this year and we are extremely proud of their achievements. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each outgoing Year 13 student for their hard work, enthusiasm and outstanding contributions to our Sixth Form and I wish them the best of luck for the next steps in their lives. They have been a fantastic group of students to work with.’

Notable individual achievements include:

Hannah Burnett: A* A* A who is going on to study Chemistry with International Study at Manchester University
William Foxcroft A* A* B who is going on to study Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering at Southampton University
Lucy Gay A* A* A who is going on to study Physiotherapy at Southampton University
Charlie Hall A* A A who is going on to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Exeter
Navishka Rathnayake Dist*Dist* Dist* C
Amie Lockett Dist*Dist* A B

ASPIRE Students visit Axminster Power Tools Workshop

Posted: 13 June 2017

ASPIRE students visited the Skill Centre at Axminster Tools and Machinery last night for a wood turning workshop with Colwin Way. In just a couple of hours the students learnt how to make a beautiful bowl. Each of the students gave their bowl its own individual style with stripes or a rim, every one was unique.

 

School Transport

Posted: 26 March 2015

School Transport

  • The Axe Valley Community College supports the (DCC) Devon County Council’s “No Pass No Travel Scheme” that operates on transport to and from this school.
  • Only students who show a valid travel pass to the driver on every journey will be allowed to travel. Students must travel on the vehicle indicated on their pass.
  • Please ensure that your child has their travel pass before they leave home every day.
  • Please ensure that your child knows what to do in the event they are not allowed to travel or the bus does not arrive (e.g. because of breakdown or traffic conditions or severe weather). School attendance is very important and it is best to be prepared for any of these eventualities.
  • DCC will carry out regular pass checks throughout the year.
  • Drivers are not allowed to carry passengers who cannot show a valid pass.
  • If your child loses their pass during the day they should go to the administration office to ask for a 10 day temporary pass.   Replacement passes cost £5 each and can be ordered online, or by sending a cheque with a replacement form.

Further info available at: http://www.devon.gov.uk/school_transport