Achievement for all
Post 16 is an exciting time when you will start to explore where your talents and interests lie.
You will develop those talents to make yourself opportunities for the future. We will help you make the most of your abilities and give you opportunities to extend your experience and skills: when you leave College you will enter a highly competitive job and education market so it is vital that you develop your expertise and skills as much as possible so that you can get the best for yourself in your career, university placement or job.
Students from our Post 16 go on to the Oxbridge/Russell group universities, employment and further education. If you require more information please contact us.
At Exmouth Community College we help you with your university applications. Click on the resources below to access useful information. More on Year 13 page
What you decide to study post-16 can have a major impact on what you can study at degree level. Whether or not you have an idea of the subject
you want to study at university, having the right information now will give you more options when the time comes to make your mind up.
This guide aims to help you make an informed decision when choosing your course for post-16 education. We hope it will also be of use to parents and advisors.
The Magnolia Incentive provides support to Exmouth students as they move into Higher Education. Talk with our Head of Post 16 to find out more.
Find out if you are entitled to the 16 - 19 bursary scheme and/or free school meals.
Find out more about the many subjects and extra opportunities Exmouth has to offer you at Post-16
Governors, staff and parents enjoyed a splendid evening celebrating the achievements of our senior Post 16 students at 7 pm on Wednesday 19th December. A wide range of awards were presented. (See below) The visiting speaker was ex student Tom Hitchings who now is advising governments and businesses on major change programmes. The closing address was given by Chair of Governors, Mrs E Lee.
The Awards and Winners
These Special Awards were made.
Jim Walker Prize for Contribution to Drama. Winner: Courtney Dempster
Exmouth Raleigh Rotary Club Millennium Award: Winner: Abigail Swain
Paul Wood Memorial Trophy [531st Exmouth Tribute Fund] Winner: Sophie Medlock
Sir Peter Emery Cup. Winner: Jacqueline Hughes
Celebration of Achievement awards
Awards were given for attainment and effort in subjects
The Higher Education Roll of Honour (includes all students who gained university places.)
View Exam Timetables: Summer
The Summer Term
It’s a time for mixed feelings as we start to say goodbye to our leavers-especially our wonderful Year 13, but feel excitement and optimism for the futures they have started to build here. The exams have seemed to go well so far, but we shall have to wait until results day. We have some major expeditions coming up: DoE in North Devon, and trips to China and South Africa!
After the hectic pace in the run up to the exams it should be more relaxed as students start their A2 courses, but this work is crucial, and Students must attend these lessons if they want to go on to A2. Year 12 has settled in well, but AS is a hard transition and some will have shown through attendance of less than 85%,or failure to achieve at least a D that it would not be in their best interests to continue to A2. We have written to the students most vulnerable to these issues, but if anyone has worries contact me. Mr Wright and I will be available on results day-15 August- to give advice.
Practical Summer steps:
significant ways parents can help
1. Be very clear about any holiday tasks. These tend to need a lot of time-reading, starting coursework etc-so they have to be done before September. Check they’re not being left until the last minute!
2. Help them arrange a work experience and start researching the year after next! Whether University/ Gap Year/ Career the next step needs careful research-How will it be useful for your lifeplan? What actually is involved (i.e. not just what’s it called!) What’s needed to do it? What are the costs? How will they be met? A good target is to visit at least two institutions between now and November.-all time invested in this will be hugely useful.
extended project and work experience
We encourage students to take on the challenge of working on and Extended Project in Year 13. This is highly valued as it is a great opportunity for students to demonstrate their commitment, enthusiasm, and ability to work independently in the subject they’ll be studying for the next three years! In the last week of term (July 16-20) year 12 students have a hugely important opportunity to broaden their practical skills and experiences in ways which would be an asset with any applications. Good ideas are: traditional work placements, foreign travel, volunteer placements, a project related to their career interest, or helping with activities week.
Dates for your diary
Year 13 Prom Sandy Park 10 July
Year 12 Work Experience 16-20 July
Clearing 28 June
A level results 15 Aug (Click here to for guidance about results day)
Next term registration and induction 4-6 September, lessons starting 9 September.
Simon Tanner Assistant Principal Post 16 01395 255664
Useful websites: click to view
2012 Post 16 Award Winners and University Placements
All parents/carers & students should read