Following on from huge success last week with their Sixth Form results, Newton Abbot College staff and students are again celebrating excellent GCSE and Level 2 BTEC results.
Principal, Paul Cornish, said “I am so proud of the inclusive and comprehensive nature of our school. As such, I couldn’t be happier with the improvements we have made in so many different areas. For example, students achieved far more grade 9s than ever before – equivalent to an old A** – but at the same time, we closed the gap in progress between the socially disadvantaged students and their peers for the second year running.”
The college has made a firm commitment, against a back-drop of national pressures caused by poor funding and narrow accountability measures, to maintaining a broad curriculum for its students. Students can study a huge variety of qualifications in a wide range of subjects. Deborrah Back, Chair of Governors, highlighted this; “The Governors could not be prouder of the students, staff and leadership at the college. Success goes well beyond league tables and Ofsted judgements. Our students not only get great examination results; they also get great opportunities and experiences along the way.”
Special mention goes to the following students who, between them, achieved well over 100 grades 7 – 9 (old A – A**): Sian Belmore, Olivia Cardus, Nikita Clarke, Katie Collins, Millie Furnivall-Nelson, Amy Harrison, Lindsey Hula, Stephanie Jackson, Owen Milton, Molly Mitchell, Torin Peel and Owen Price.