Sensational Results Despite GCSE Reforms
In an unprecedented year of change to this year’s GCSE examinations, Newton Abbot College are celebrating an exceptional set of results.
Very high pass rates in all three core subjects of English (84%), Maths (82%) and Science (76%) have given staff and students good reason to celebrate. Impressively, against a national backdrop of a narrowing curriculum, students also performed outstandingly in the wider curriculum with 100% pass rate in Art, Drama, Performing Arts, Physical Education and Resistant Materials.
Principal, Paul Cornish, said of the College achievement: “I couldn’t be more proud of this year’s achievement; the students have worked incredibly hard to be awarded such a fantastic set of results. Thanks must also go to our members of staff who work tirelessly to ensure those in our College community maximise their outcomes and, as a result, improve their life chances going forward into post-16 education.”
With the majority of subjects now graded 9 – 1 (instead of the old A* - G) the following top performers each got at least 5 or more subjects at Grade 7 or better (A grade or better in old money): Matthew Baker; Kezia Bovey, Samuel Bovey, Imogen Bray, Willow Bryant, Callum Endean, Billy Green, Anya Harlick, Aiden Hearn, Alice Patten, Luke Selley, Amy Stockman and Izzy Warren – gaining an enormous 88 grade 7 – 9 (A/A*s) between them!
Chair of Governors, Deborrah Back, was jubilant in her praise of staff and students at the College, “The Governing Body are impressed, year on year, with the hard work and dedication shown by students and staff at this school. We keep thinking things can’t get any better and every year the students prove us wrong! With all the news about harder content and so many more exam papers, we thought this year might be different…not the case. The results have got better yet again!”