For the second year running, West Exe School has seen a significant improvement in its Year 11 results. 54% of students achieved the benchmark of 5-or-more GCSEs or equivalent qualifications at grades A*-C, including Maths and English. 59% of all students achieved an A*-C in both English and Maths.
Outcomes in English were especially strong, with 81% of students making the expected level of progress between Years 7 and 11. This compares very favourably with a 2015 national average of 69%.
Students who made the greatest overall progress between Year 7 and 11 included Emma Coomber, Lina Ye, Nadia Baker, Blake Partridge, Leah James, Ollie Anning, Sam Strong, Nathan Thurgood, Harry Warren, Jack Carpenter, Brett Wilson, John Morgan-Ross, James Plumer, Allar Galin, Lauren Soanes and Harry Washbourne.
44.2% of all students achieved at least one A* or equivalent, with 9 students attaining all A* or A grades, including Sarah Butland, Jack Carpenter, Joe McKenzie and Brett Wilson. Particular congratulations go to Tom Wetherall (10 A*s and As), Jona Metcalf (10 A*s and As), Isaac Taylor (9 A*s and As), Chris Wilkinson (9 A*s and As) and Leah James (10 A*s and As).
Commenting upon the results, Headteacher Sönke Beyer stated:
“I am very proud of our students who have worked incredibly hard towards achieving and often outperforming their Governmental targets.”
“My thanks go to all staff and Governors for bringing West Exe School closer to achieving our goal of providing excellent education and being ‘outstanding’ by 2020.”
“I would like to extend my personal thanks to all parents, carers and families who have played a huge part, supporting their children to believe and achieve.”
“I wish the students of Class 2016 all the very best for a happy, healthy and prosperous future. We hope to see many of them returning as alumni to share their future successes and inspiring the next generations of students at West Exe School!”