High proportion of Honiton students achieve ‘outstanding’ A-level results

Honiton Community College says it is ‘absolutely delighted’ to be able to share ‘another good year’ of A-level results.

Selena Burroughs, Director of Sixth Form at the college, said: “The results achieved both in A-levels and the Applied BTECs are a true testimony to the effort, dedication and focus that the students have given to their studies over the last two years.

“We are immensely proud. We wish them every success for their future and thank all the students for being part of our amazing sixth form community.”  

The college says students’ achievements have built on previous exam success at GCSE to produce excellent value-added progress. It points out the post-16 results are ‘due to hard work, commitment, resilience and support of the Sixth Form team’.

On an individual basis, a high proportion of students achieved outstanding A-level results, either in terms of the raw grades or in the progress they have made.

Jake Matthews achieved Maths A* , Physics A*, Chemistry A, EPQ A*. He wil will be reading Mathematics at Exeter University.

Bailey Bachmann achieved Geography A, Business Distinction *, Accounting B and will be travelling to Sussex University to read Business Management.

Chloe Keitch, who successfully gained four A grades in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and EPQ, will be starting as an undergraduate at Exeter University where she will read Medical Science. 

Two other students have been awarded scholarships from Russell Group universities, having achieved the highest grades in all three subjects.

The college reports that the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) continues to be a strength – a good indicator of a student’s ability to work independently on a research topic of their choice – and is becoming increasingly valued by many top universities.

Of the A-level students not choosing to go into higher education, many have successfully secured a range of employment. Several have already started higher level apprenticeships in national and local businesses. 

The college said: “What is strikingly obvious about our Sixth Form is the atmosphere.  A blend of hard work and dedication from students and staff combined with the fun, excitement and reward from participating in the many extra-curricular and work experience opportunities on offer.

“A key feature of the Sixth Form is giving back to the community. This is either directly into the school community by giving support to students in lower years or into the wider community through a wide range of fund-raising events. 

“There are many advantages to a school sixth form, especially one that is not large and impersonal.  We not only provide first rate teaching across the school, including post-16 subjects, but we also have an individualised support programme through personalised meetings with tutors.

“This means that as we know each student extremely well, we can help them navigate their way through their Post 16 Education. We are delighted that many of our Year 11 students will be continuing their education with us in September and look forward to welcoming them in this next part of their educational journey.

“If any student still wishes to apply , please contact Selena Burroughs at the college to arrange an application meeting. “

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