Exmouth Community College


Press Release –A Level results  2018

Exmouth Community College


Students and staff at Exmouth Community College are once again celebrating great results which further improve on last year’s best ever set of A level results and includes one of our students gaining a place at Cambridge University to study English.

A level results have once again improved and these results reflect our relentless pursuit of high quality teaching, bespoke individualised support for each student and an outstanding commitment on behalf of every member of staff to help every student, no matter what their ability, reach the very highest grades possible. We have achieved our best ever results in all major areas and results across a really wide range of subject areas show very high levels of progress and attainment.


Students and staff have achieved an amazing 20%A* to A grades, with 70% of all grades being A-C.


Four students achieved three A* or A grades across all their subjects which, given the increased difficulty of the exams is an incredible achievement and over 70 students achieved at least one A* or A grade.  However, it is important to recognise that students across the range excelled according to their enthusiasm and abilities. We absolutely recognise the achievement of every individual student no matter what their starting point.


20% of students achieved A* to A grades.

70% of students achieved A*- C grades.

97% of students passed all their examinations (A*-E).


Vocational and BTEC results have once again been really successful with 60% of results from Sport, Media Studies, Child Development, Health and Care and IT being at the top grades of either Distinction or Distinction Star. This is a fantastic achievement by both students and staff, since these are very rigorous courses which are recognised by both university and industry as being high value qualifications.


Most importantly the vast vast majority of our students have gained places at their university of choice or have gone on to gap years, apprenticeship or employment.



Simon Tanner, Assistant Principal and Head of Post 16 said: “I am delighted! This has been richly deserved by students and staff who worked with focus and determination throughout the year. Government figures showed we achieved above the national rates of progress with our students last year, and these figures suggest we have repeated that: this will undoubtedly give our students improved life chances. As a result many are going to be able to pursue fantastic opportunities, from Mechanical Engineering at Bath, to Geography and Statistics at Glasgow and to English at Cambridge.”


College Principal Andrew Davis said

“This is yet another fantastic set of results for our Post-16 which, based on last year’s national data set, should once again place us in the top 20% of Sixth Forms and Colleges in the country.


These results are a testament to both our Year 13 students who were fantastic ambassadors for our College throughout their time with us as well as the staff, both teaching and support staff, at the College who have once again showed incredible skill, huge determination and great commitment to continually go the extra mile to support our Post 16 students and help them achieve these results.


The success of our Sixth Form is based on great teaching, outstanding pastoral support for each student and wider curriculum opportunities beyond the classroom. It is clear that this group of students really embraced this approach and, when combined with their motivation, talent and grit, has produced a set of results which I am sure they can be very proud of. I know as a College we are very proud of all of them and would like to take this opportunity to thank them and the staff for all their amazing efforts throughout the year and wish those students leaving us this year all the best for the future.


On behalf of the Governing Board at Exmouth Community College, Chair of Governors Margaret Turgoose said “These results are very good news indeed and I am absolutely delighted for our students that they have achieved such great results this year.


Exmouth has a Community College of which it can be very proud.


As a Governing Board we know that good results only come from very hard work from the students and the staff together and are very grateful, as ever, to the Post-16 support team led by Mr Tanner and Mrs Thomas, Heads of Department, including the Post-16 key stage co-ordinators who track the data of each individual student and put in place actions to get them back on track, and, of course, all the teachers and support staff who motivate, challenge and inspire the students every day.


Well done to all!”