Axe Valley Academy


GCSE Results 2019

Students at Axe Valley Academy are celebrating a fantastic set of GCSE results.  Student attainment has been maintained, building on the significant gains of 2018.  Over 70% of students achieved grade 4 or above in English and 76% of students achieved grade 4 or above in Maths. A remarkable 24% of all Maths grades achieved were Grades 7, 8 or 9; 12% of all GCSE grades achieved were Grades 7, 8 or 9, and 11% all of vocational grades were Distinction or Distinction*.


The top performing students were: Jessie Holmes (four grade 9s, two grade 8s, two grade 7s, one grade 6 and a Distinction*), Robin Ellis (three grade 9s, three grade 8s, two grade 7s and two grade 6s) and Ellie King (three grade 9s, two grade 8s, four grade 7s and one grade 6). Isabelle Coman, Simon Herbert and Daniel Rowe also achieved a grade 9 in one or more of their GCSE subjects; Sophie Brennan, Isabelle Coman, Daniel Rowe, Ella Shephard, Poppy Tooze, Louise Tyne and Patrick Tytherleigh achieved a Distinction or Distinction* in one or more of their vocational subjects.  In addition to these achievements, the following students have made the most progress since joining Axe Valley Academy: Ellie King, Ioan Nita, Poppy Tooze and Helga Hofrate. 


Students at Axe Valley Academy have worked so hard for their GCSEs this year and they should be incredibly proud of their achievements. These results are not only a testament to the commitment and hard work of students and staff but also the support of their parents.  We wish them well in the next step in their educational journey.

GCSE Results 2018 

Students and staff at Axe Valley Academy are celebrating some remarkable results in this year’s GCSE examinations. An amazing 33 grade 9s were achieved which is 4% of all grades. A further 30% of our students achieved 1 or more grades 7-9.

We are particularly pleased to see an improvement with regard to student progress with results on average half a grade better in every subject for every student than this time last year. This rapid improvement will undoubtedly place Axe Valley Academy as one of the most improved schools across the whole of Devon. Over 70% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in English and 75% achieved this in maths.

We are  proud of all of our students however we would like to take this opportunity to share some phenomenal individual results with the wider community. Katie Burnett and Emily Slade both achieved a staggering 9 grade 9s. This places their performance in the top 1% of all students nationally and undoubtedly should be celebrated. Other standout performances included Enjiely Durias with 5 grade 9s, Callum Searle and Lauren Wiltshire both achieving 3 grade 9s and Emily Dare and Alexandra Wilson-Newman achieving 2 grade 9s.

Deputy Headteacher Laura Jenkins said “We are delighted with the GCSE results which our students have achieved. The rapid acceleration in progress which is shown in these results proves that Axe Valley Academy is moving forward in the right direction. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our staff for their relentless hard work and dedication to the students, the students for their hard work and all of our parents for their ongoing support. These results provide us with the solid foundation to build Axe Valley Academy into the outstanding school we know that it can be”.


Academy Results 

National Results 

Progress 8 Score 



Attainment 8 



Students achieving grade 4 or above in English and Maths 



Students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths 



Percentage entering the English Baccalaureate 



English Baccalaureate average point score 



Percentage achieving grade 4 or above in English Baccalaureate 



Percentage achieving grade 5 or above in English Baccalaureate 



Percentage of Pupils staying in education or employment for at least 2 terms after key stage 4
(2016 Cohort)



For details of the school performance tables please click on the following link