Students and staff at Newton Abbot College are celebrating another great set of GCSE results. Overall, 60% of the year 11 students completing their studies at the College achieved the government’s benchmark of 5 A*-C including English and Mathematics. This looks set to be above the national average yet again. The College is very proud of its strong tradition in recent years of performing incredibly well when compared to similar schools and colleges, both locally and nationally. A very high proportion of students made expected progress or better in the core academic subjects.
One particularly pleasing aspect of this year’s results was the excellent performance of several students joining the college ‘late’ from other schools, some of whom were set to underperform or even face permanent exclusion. The high quality teaching and learning and excellent pastoral care and support at the College has enabled these students to succeed beyond what they would have previously imagined possible.
High ability students also continue to excel at the College with star performances from the following 14 students who achieved no fewer than 99 A* and A grades between them across a wide range of subjects: Melis Blackford; Hannah Bowden; Libby Collins; Ed Cotterill; Wyn Firth; Aaron Hammett; Daniel Hayday; Katie Lane; Angus Masters; Carys Moakes; Amber Mold; Katie Powell; Megan Selley and Lauren Stent.
College Principal, Paul Cornish, commented “Combined with last week’s A-level and vocational results at post-16, today’s GCSE results have completed an incredibly successful year for our students. Staff and students alike have been rewarded for their dedication and hard work. We are very proud of this year’s results in terms of both progress and attainment. The vast majority of students are returning in September to join our Sixth Form and we can’t wait to begin their post-16 courses with them.”