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HONITON:Record breaking results for college

Thursday, 21 August 2014

STUDENTS at Honiton Community College have celebrated another record-breaking year, after delivering the school’s best ever set of results, writes JACK?DIXON. Many of the college’s Sixth Form students endured a sleepless night ahead of the release of A level results on Thursday. But a string of outstanding individual performances helped the school to surpass all expectations yet again. For the second year in succession, A2 students recorded the college’s best ever results, with AS pupils achieving the same feat for the third year in a row. And Principal Glenn Smith put the students’ success down to high standards across the board. He said: “These wonderful results are due to the superb leadership and management, excellent teaching and outstanding pastoral support at the college, coupled with the fact that these students are well-rounded young adults, who are hard-working and well-motivated – both to achieve academically and, just as importantly, to have a positive impact on their college community and further afield too.” Students delivered the college’s highest ever pass rate of 97 per cent, and Year 12 results were up by a whole 10 per cent on last year’s record-breaking set. Among the highest achieving pupils was Sam Johnson, who is now bound for Cambridge University to read Natural Sciences, after gaining A*s across the board, as well as three additional As at AS level. Other top students included Matthew Cann, who took home two BTEC Distinction*s and two Distinctions, as well as Lauren Hole who earned two A grades, two Bs and a D, and will now head for the University of Brighton to study midwifery. Mr Smith added: “Honiton Sixth Form’s reputation to produce excellent results improves year on year. “Whether your aim is to secure a place on one of the best courses in one of the best universities in the country, or to spend another one or two years achieving qualifications that ensure you are ready to enter the world of work, our sixth form provides the academic rigour and the pastoral support to make success a real possibility for all. “Year 11 students join our sixth form confident that they will be supported and challenged to achieve well, and, just as importantly, develop into fine young adults ready to contribute positively to the local, national and international community – it is no wonder that all those that want a university place are offered one.”

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