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Year 9 Rugby Team:

Exeter & East Devon Champions!!!

7 November 2017

The UKMT Maths Challenges are lively, intriguing papers designed to stimulate interest in Mathematics . They are tests of reasoning and mental agility.

This year the Senior Challenge for Year 12 and 13 students attracted over 82,000 entries nationally.

We were very proud of the achievements of our A Level students six of whom attained Bronze Certificates.

Mr Davies presented the students with their certificate and was very impressed with their enthusiasm for Mathematics and their plans for the future.

UK Mathematics Trust Senior Challenge

Rotary Present Cheques to Leaders of Performing Arts

Every the summer the college performing arts departments work with Rotary to produce a fabulous summer show at the Pavilion in Exmouth.  Talented student musicians, dancers, singers and actors perform to a packed house.

In December the representatives of Rotary presented cheques from the proceeds to the Principal, Andrew Davis, and the leaders of the performing arts departments, Paul Stock (Music), Amy Phillips (Dance) and Jez Turner (Drama)

Students Study Victorian Literature with Senior Lecturer from Exeter University

On December 6, thirty of our Year 11 students were given the opportunity to work with Paul Young, Senior Lecturer and expert in Victorian Literature at the University of Exeter.

During the workshop, students developed their contextual understanding of Victorian Britain whilst also analysing a range of Victorian texts, including the work of Dickens and an extract of 'The Mysteries of London,' a popular serialised novel of the time that is now not often studied.

Our students also had the chance to speak to an English undergraduate student in the final year of their studies and were given a flavour of what life is like in higher education. What an incredible opportunity!

Creative Writing Club Winners

The Creative Writing Club held an end of term creative writing competition.  Entrants had to write the opening of a story based on a given theme.  The winners, listed below, received their prizes from Mr Davis, Principal, who congratulated them on taking part and their writing.


Year 7

Winner: Sophie Brindley

Runner Up: Lucy Waite

Year 8

Winner: Silvie Neaum

Runner Up: Rebecca Sbarsi

Year 9

Winner: Josh Te Moananui

Runner Up: Anna Parkinson

Over the last term, our year 8 and 9 Religion, Philosophy and Ethics students have been working on some brilliant independent homework projects. Year 8 were asked to create a memorial for victims of the Holocaust. We had some amazing projects ranging from incredible models linked to the Holocaust to diaries written from the perspective of a survivor. Year 9 were researching the controversial ethical topic of Capital Punishment. They were asked to find and present information about a specific historical case study. Again, we had some brilliant and sometimes shocking projects, such as a real working miniature gallows.

Each year 8 and 9 RPE class then picked 2 winners. The winners were presented with prizes from the RPE Department and they will be invited to join us on a reward trip in the New Year. The overall year group project winners were:

Year 8 -

Saskia Collings 8DH and

Alex Jeeves-White 8ATP

Year 9 -

Millie Dymond 9DBF and

Lily Case 9DBF

Year 8 and 9 Students create a memorial for victims of the Holocaust

College Scientists are Top of the Bench

On Wednesday 13th December the College once again sent a team of Most Able students to Exeter University for the prestigious Top of the Bench competition run by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The team was comprised of Tegan Fergusun (Year 11), Lukas Gmyrek (Year 10), Sophie Lock (Year 9) and Harry Horn (Year 9). By lunchtime all of the students had worked well as a team to determine the vitamin C content of various foods by titration, and finishing ahead of other schools, and applying problem solving to determine a numerical value for the foods tested.

In the theory quiz held in the afternoon the Exmouth team scored 100%. This demonstrated skills from across a range of chemistry topics, and justified the hard work put into training sessions after school throughout the Autumn term.

In the final score, the team finished second from throughout the South West region in what was a very tightly fought contest. Both Mr Williamson and Miss Bowles were impressed with the mature and cooperative manner that all of the students had throughout the competition, and were delighted with the insights that were gained into studying University level Science.

The fantastic cast below delivered a brilliant night’s entertainment.  The classic John Buchan play, which has also been adapted for film, has all the elements of a good night at the theatre.  Drama, excitement and, of course, humour. The production was possible because of the commitment of the Drama Dept. And all the students and staff involved. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Joseph Mellor 

Richard Hannay

Beatrice Savill 

Pamela/  Annabella

Ezre Holland 

Mrs McGarrigle/  Heavy 1/ Clown

Tom Baker 

Mr McGarrigle/  McQuarrie/ Heavy 2/ Radio Announcer/ Clown

Max Damsell 

Professor  Jordan/ Sheriff/ Dunwoody/ Clown

Josh Cambridge 

Compere 1/   Milkman/ Pilot 1/ Clown

Louis Thorn 

Compere 2/  Pilot 2/ Mrs Jordan/ Clown

Josh Cressall 

Mr Memory/  Salesman 2/ Policeman/ Porter/ Paperboy/ Clown/

Cameron Woolsey 

Crofter/ Salesman 1/ Policeman/ Porter/ Paperboy/ Inspector/ Announcer/ Albright/  Clown 

Lucy Kidd 

Margaret/ Mrs   Higgins/ Clown


Tech Team

Tech Manager: Sam Worthy

Senior Technician: Sam Kelly

Connor Harris

Dave Zrolko

Santiago Frew

Glen Weir

Jake Ford

Harry Germon

Tom Shipton

The Band

Piano: Paul Stock

Lead Guitar: Dave Hardman

Bass Guitar: Neil Rigler

Violin: Sue Stock

Props etc

Bob Hunter

Andrew Teed

Directed and Produced by

Jez Turner and Roxy Merry

Just before Christmas Exmouth Community College took to the slopes of the Italian Alps. Seventeen intrepid adventurers spent a whole week learning to ski or snowboard, perfecting their skills and shredding the pistes. From complete beginner to experienced skier, all had lessons, made huge improvements and developed their understanding of the alpine environment. By the end of the week all the beginners were tackling red runs and beginning to parallel turn.

The snow conditions were excellent,with a huge snowfall just before we arrived and throughout the first day on the slopes. We were lucky enough to get the best conditions that had been seen in resort for nine years.

As well as skiing and snowboarding we all enjoyed apres ski activities such as karaoke, pizza night and Italian gelato. All Exmouth pupils were thanked by their instructors and the hotel staff for being so polite and friendly throughout the week.

For information on next years ski trip come and see Miss Thomas in the Media block.

Ski Trip to Italy

Eleanor Burt Wins BNF Drummond Education Award: Food & Nutrition

Eleanor won the award but was unable to go to London to be presented with her certificate and prize by Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal because she  is currently taking a gap year and doing voluntary work for a charity.  Luckily Eleanor was able to come into college to collect her certificate and prize from her teacher, Mrs Souter.

For a number of years The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has run The Drummond Education Award scheme for GCSE and A-level students to promote interest in, and awareness of, good practice in food and nutrition-and to recognise and reward the achievements of outstanding students and their teachers in this subject area.

Eleanor Burt won the 2017  BNF Drummond Education Award for A-Level students. She won a certificate, a £100 prize for herself AND a £200 prize for the College!!!

There are no particular provisions as to how the prize money for the College may be spent, but it is hoped that the Food and Nutrition department will benefit from the award. The purpose of the competition is to inspire some of the winners to pursue a career in food and nutrition: Eleanor is going to study for a Bsc in Food Science at Cardiff after her gap year so congratulations to her, and her teacher, Mrs Souter.

Under 13 & Under 15 Girls Cricket Teams Qualify for Devon Finals

Our Under 13 and 15 Girls Cricket teams recently gave a wonderful performance which resulted in both teams qualifying for the Devon finals. Well played girls!!  There were some outstanding performances of batting, bowling and fielding. Well done from Mr Taylor.

Year 10 Food Technology Students Get Inspirational Session with Professional Chefs

Year 10 Food Technology students were given a demonstration of professionalism and expertise in January to inspire them to choose catering for a career. The aim was to teach students some complex practical skills and show them how to present dishes to a professional standard.

Well known and successful chef, Mark Stoyle, who now teaches at Exeter College, was the Head Chef for the demonstration. He was assisted by two of our former students (Mitch and Rich!) who are now training at the Michael Caines Academy.

The students watched as Mark prepared his dishes whilst explaining the process and importance of certain skills and techniques. The dish which was prepared in the demonstration was stuffed chicken wings topped with a garlic foam, which was served with a herb, pea and mint risotto.

The students then had to prepare their own stuffed chicken wings as Mark had just demonstrated: they had to remove the bones from a chicken wing, pipe in a chicken mousse and then roll it in cling film to form a sausage which was then steamed.

An inspirational and instructive session.

Attainment in English Literature

Head of Key Stage Award

Attainment in PE

Rotary Club of Exmouth Raleigh Prize Award

For Community Service

Attainment in Health & Social Care Level 3

Effort in Textiles

Attainment in Textiles

Attainment in Dance

Attainment in Food Technology

Effort in Law

Effort in Health & Social Care Level 2

Effort in ICT

Attainment in English Language

Effort in Psychology

Head of Year Award

Effort in Biology

Effort in Geography

Attainment in Sociology

Attainment in Geography

Effort in English Language

Effort in Resistant Materials

Effort in Health & Social Care Level 3

Attainment in Children’s Care, Learning & Dev.

Attainment in Leisure Studies

Attainment in Maths

Governors’ Award for Attainment

Effort in Maths

Attainment in ICT

Effort in Food Technology

Attainment in Travel & Tourism

Effort in Photography

Attainment in Product Design – Graphics

Governors’ Award for Effort

Jim Walker Prize for Contribution to Drama

Attainment in Photography

Effort in Art and Design

Attainment in Asdan

Effort in French

Effort in History  

Effort in Extended Project

Effort in Drama & Theatre Studies

Effort in Music Technology

Effort in Asdan

Effort in Business Studies Level 3

Attainment in Business Studies Level 3

Effort in Economics

Effort in Chemistry

Attainment in Computing

Effort in Further Maths

Effort in Dance

Study Centre Award

Attainment in Health & Social Care Level 2

Attainment in Art & Design

Attainment in Media Studies Cambridge Technical L3

Attainment in Music Technology

Effort in PE

Attainment in Extended Project

Attainment in Performing Arts

Attainment in Media Studies A Level

Effort in Travel & Tourism

Attainment in Economics

Effort in Computing

Attainment in Physics

Paul Wood Memorial Salver: Service to the College

Effort in Chemistry

Effort in Children’s Care, Learning & Development

Effort in Media Studies A Level

Effort in English Literature

Effort in Media Studies Cambridge Technical Level 3

Effort in Product Design - Graphics

Effort in Economics

Effort in Physics

Effort in Sociology

Attainment in Law

Effort in Music Performance

Attainment in Psychology

Attainment in Biology

Attainment in Chemistry

Attainment in Further Maths

Sir Peter Emery Cup

Effort in Film Studies

Effort in BTEC Sport Level 3

Attainment in Resistant Materials

Effort in Spanish

Attainment in Spanish

Attainment in History

Attainment in Philosophy & Ethics

Attainment in Film Studies

Effort in Philosophy & Ethics

Accepted on Degree Course 2017

Pharmaceutical Science, Technology & Business


Philosophy, Politics & Economics 2018


Chemistry Extended Degree

Sport, Coaching & Physical Education

Adult Nursing

Business & Marketing

Fashion Design

Marine Biology

Food Science & Technology

Film Making

Computer Games Programming 2018


Law & Criminology

English Literature



Marine Biology



Clinical Exercise Science

Engineering 2018

Civil Engineering (Year in Industry)


Music & Musical Theatre

Fine Art

History 2018

Music & Musical Theatre

Music Production



Mathematics (with a Year in Industry)

Business & Marketing

Mathematics (with a Year in Industry)


Diagnostic Imaging

Sport Coaching

English Literature/Spanish

Acoustical Engineering with Industrial Placement Year

Law 2018


Mechanical Engineering

Sport, Coaching & Physical Education /Business Management

Zoological Management 2018

Social Sciences

English Language & Linguistics 2018

International Tourism Management

Economics 2018


Games Software Engineering 2018

Biomedical Sciences


Communication & Media


Applied Anatomy


Neuroscience 2018

Criminology with Psychology



Business Management

Quantity Surveying




Politics, Philosophy & Economics



Finance & Investment Banking

Physics with Nuclear Astrophysics 2018


Accounting & Finance




Physical Education & Dance

Sociology & Anthropology

Mechanical Engineering




Spanish & Latin American Studies 2018

Politics, Philosophy & Economics

Physics 2018

Politics with International Relations

Music Production

Renz Alcazar

Lara Ashford

Sarah Atkins

Alex Birrell

Joshua Bisgrove-Heyworth

Luke Bland

Maria Bose

William Boud

Stephanie Briggs

Megan Brinkworth

Eleanor Burt

Tyler Cain

Alycia Carnall

Samuel Carson

Aaron Cheung

Ellen Chivers

Ellen Clook

Bethany Clough

Paddy Colledge

George Collett

Chloe Cook

Victoria Dobbs

Alfie Downs

Lucy Doyle

James Dutton

Beth Freer

Lydia Gibson

Julian Green

Jess Greenaway

Zac Guy

Lucy Harflett

Millie Harris

Bexi Hawkins

Ewen Hayter

Selena Hofmann

Ben Hopley

Hannah Jackson

Leah Jackson

Stevie Jackson

Bradley Johnston

Cerys Jones

Kiera Jordan

Tarquin Kerton-Johnson

Oscar Kilvington

Henry King

Oliver Klepka

Asher Lake

Karis Lang

Max Lawson

Gemma Manley

Joseph Marks-Chadwick

Ashley Mason

Morgan McKee

Eleanor McLarnon

Sam McLoughlin

Charlotte Mellor

Paige Mitchell

Sabrina Mitchell

Lucy-Anne Murdoch

Mitchell O’Sullivan

Neave Paterson

Max Pegler

Thomas Preston

Daniel Quinn

Lizzie Reffell

Alex Renton

Elliott Rice

Jasmine Rice

Amber Richardson

Louis Robins

Lucy Sansom

Emily Seabrook

Isobel Smith

Lorraine Smith

Tabatha Smith

Joyce Tang

Jade Thomas

Millie Thomas

George Turgoose

Sommer Vandenberg

Amber Veacock

Bethany Wallace

Lucy Ward

Emily Wells

Leon Wharram

Millie Wilson

Ronnie Wray

Post 16 Celebration of Achievement 2016-17 Cohort

Special Awards

Jim Walker Prize for Contribution to Drama Beth Freer

Exmouth Raleigh Rotary Club Millennium Award Megan Beck

Paul Wood Memorial Trophy Charlotte Mellor

Sir Peter Emery Cup Joyce Tang

Sarah Atkins

Laura Barnes

Megan Beck


Maria Bose

Isobel Boud

Stephanie Briggs

Megan Brinkworth

Eleanor Burt

Samuel Carson

Charlie Challice

Aaron Cheung

Ellen Chivers

Bethany Clough


Paddy Colledge

Chloe Cook


Jonathan Coulson-Lowes

Alex Craib

Owen Cresswell

Alek Cyron

Emily Daly

Meredith Deighton

Alfie Downs


Lucy Doyle

James Dutton

Katie England


Oliver Evans



Beth Freer

Joe Froggatt

Lydia Gibson

Scarlett Greaves

Julian Green


Jess Greenaway


Zac Guy

Thomas Hacker

Bexi Hawkins

Ewen Hayter


Selena Hofmann

Harry Holland

Ben Hopley

Hannah Jackson


Jodie James

Adela Jerome-Dawkins

Bradley Johnston


Kiera Jordan

Tarquin Kerton-Johnson

James Knight

Caitlin Lane

Karis Lang

Max Lawson

Joseph Marks-Chadwick

Charlotte Mellor


Sabrina Mitchell

Yasmin Nelmes

Lewis Palmer

Neave Paterson

Thomas Preston


Daniel Quinn

Lizzie Reffell

Elliott Rice

Amber Richardson

Louise Rock

Lorraine Smith

Bradley Snook

Joyce Tang



George Turgoose

Elliot Wall

Arun Wangdi

Lucy Ward

Freddie Webber

Emily Wells


Millie Wilson

Winners               Awards

‘A’ Level History Students take part in Challenging Debate at Exeter University. The students debated the proposition:“Was the extension of the franchise in 1918 the most significant moment in British democratic history?”


Our A Level History students put up a brilliant performance against both private and public schools at Exeter University debating the significance of the 1918 extension of the franchise to democracy.  This was a challenging and valuable experience for our university students of the future which was organised by Mrs Weller, Head of History.  What an experience!!

College Students Play for  Victorious U16 Devon Rugby Team

Harry Sprague and Owen Tidball (pictured) played for the Devon Under Sixteen A team on January 21. The team were victorious over Gloucester winning 19-5  

Jason Farrant and Ben Dawson played for the Devon Under Sixteen B team who narrowly lost.

Well done lads for the selection and the great play on the day!

The Year 9 Rugby Team are now Exeter and East Devon Cup champions. It has been a great season for the squad who are also in the semi final of the Devon Cup and the final of the 12 a side Devon tournament later this month.

The team beat St Peters, Exeter, on Wednesday 7-5 in one of the best school games seen for a while. Exmouth controlled long aspects of play and tackled everything that moved when St Peters had the ball. Exmouth's try was scored by Rob Dilling and it was converted by Harry Bennett.

Congratulations to all the boys and a thank you to all the parents and local rugby clubs for the support they give the school teams.

Athletes Brave Poor Conditions In

Devon Schools Cross Country Championships

Well done to the E.C.C athletes who competed at the Devon Schools Cross Championships held at Stover School last Saturday in really wet and muddy conditions!

Alexander Quaife (YR7 Boys) Esme Kilburn-Thompson (Junior Girls) Clara Woodhead (Inter Girls) and Charlotte Gallagher (Senior Girls)

Badminton Teams a Credit to the College

Miss Hannah took three teams to the Devon Badminton Finals held at Paignton on January 24.  

The under fourteen boys team narrowly missed winning first place by only two points but their second place was well won.  The under nineteen girls also came second after a closely fought match against Devon High School for Girls.  The under nineteen boys came a creditable fourth.

The teams played well and the students behaviour was excellent on and off the court; they were a credit to the college.  Congratulations to the following students: Jonty Wright, Josh Finder-Hawkins, Lucas Urquiza, Alfie Woodger, Tess Findel-Hawkins, Alysha Townsend, Chloe Walker, Caitlin Walsh, Michaela Stortenbeker, Morgan Wright, George Harris, Ross Buckler, Harry Reay and Joe Rockey.

Textiles and Art Students Visit Victoria & Albert Museum and Tate Modern

On Friday 19th January the Textile and Art Department undertook a joint trip to London with Year 10 and Post 16 students.  The first port of call was The Victoria and Albert Museum where the Textile students explored the Balenciaga exhibition.  The students had time to investigate the rest of the museum - and its maze of corridors!

After crossing the city the next stop for the Art students was the amazing Tate Modern where they were able to experience the world of modern art. The Textiles students went to the Fashion and Textile museum founded by Zandra Rhodes and saw the Louise Dahl-Wolfe photography exhibition.

This was a valuable educational and inspirational trip for all the students who will be able to use what they learned and experienced in their examination work.

Robot Club Travel to Bristol to take part in Regional Finals of Lego League

On Wednesday 17th January, the college Robot Club travelled to Bristol to take part in the Regional Finals of the First Lego League. They competed against 19 other teams from across the South West, including last years' National Champions.

Competition was very tight and the team eventually came 12th, just 21 points off the top six playoff spaces. Just one more successful mission would have put the team into the Quarter Finals, but it wasn't to be.

The boys had a fantastic time and picked up a lot of great ideas to prepare for next year's competition and their goal of returning to compete at the National Finals in 2019.

Post 16 Geographers Study a Wet and Freezing Birmingham

Helena Stimson Wins Local Area Final of

Springboard Future Chef Competition

Recently Helena Stimson and Amber Arnold competed in the local area final of the Springboard Future Chef Competition held at South Devon College. Both girls did well to get to the area final but it was Helena who won!

Helena held off stiff competition in a very closely contested round remaining focused throughout. She prepared two dishes for the judges. Her main course was a black bean plantain chili with courgette fritters and cornbread.  The judges were impressed with her use of plantain. For dessert Helena served plum cake with homemade custard.

Helena now progresses to the Regional Final which is held at Petroc in Tiverton on Thursday February 8th against competitors from Cornwall, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Bristol.

Helena also has the opportunity to be mentored by the Head Chef of Boringdon Hall, Scott Paton

Yr 10 Football Team Victorious in Second Round of Devon Cup

Year 10 Football team travelled to Bideford, North Devon to play Pilton College in the second round of the Devon County Cup.

The boys played some fantastic football, showing pace, strength, vision and control. They swept the opposition away winning six nil!

Lewis Hilliar scored a hat-trick with the other goals coming from Cameron McGoldrick and Ryan Daffin (2).

All of the players were totally on their game. On top of that Mr Dawkins said, “They were a pleasure to take on the fixture: courteous and polite at all times, exceptional behaviour both on and off the pitch after having to walk through the very 'hostile' school to get to the pitch. There is a great sense of togetherness with this group of lads. They are a pleasure to coach and an absolute credit to the college”