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Exmouth Community College

Exmouth Community CollegeAcademy Trust

GCSE Results 2022

As families will be aware the past few years have been unprecedented and very difficult for many students both academically and pastorally. We recognise that for some of our students it has been an exceptionally challenging time and we are very proud of what they have all achieved today, whatever their journey has been. 

At the College it has been fantastic to see so many of our students celebrating their achievements this morning and looking forward to embarking on their next steps here in the Sixth Form, or beyond in further education, training or employment. 

We are delighted with the achievements of our students this year who have attained an impressive set of results. The press has reported that grades may typically have been pitched this year between 2019 (the last year of external examinations) and 2021. We are delighted that our results have significantly improved since 2019, a genuinely great achievement in view of circumstances over the last two years. We have seen the attainment of students across all their subjects and Grades 9 to 4 including English and Mathematics at their highest level since the reform of GCSE examinations several years ago. This is particularly impressive considering the significant increase in the proportion of students following more academically challenging qualifications; a tremendous reflection of student commitment and high aspiration.    

These results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of students and staff who have worked together over the past few years. Our ambition is always to ensure that every student has the opportunity to flourish and is fully prepared for their future.

Each of our students receiving results today will have had their very own unique journey, where remote learning may have developed their skill sets or alternately presented difficulties and isolation, and everything in between. Our staff know it has been far from straight forward for many of the students which is why we are so exceptionally proud of their individual achievements and the way they have persevered and showed great resilience.  

Mrs Merry (Head of Year 11) said, 'I am so very proud of every Year 11 student receiving their GCSE results today. Their diligence and determination during an unusual and remarkable two years should be an inspiration to all. I am sure that they would all like to join me in thanking the wonderful teaching and support staff who have worked alongside them throughout their time at the College. I wish Year 11 all the best for the future and I have no doubt that the class of 2022 will continue to make us proud in years to come'.

Finally, I am sure the students would wish to join me in thanking parents, carers and other family members for all of their support during their time in Key Stage 4 and of course for the three years previous in Key Stage 3. Thanks, should also go to all the staff, both teaching and support, involved in helping students achieve these fantastic results. From the Key Stage 4 team led by Mr Holt, fantastically supported pastorally and academically this year by Mrs Merry (Head of Year 11), and Miss Sargent (Pastoral Support Assistant), to the great team of teachers, tutors and support staff - thank you all. 

Andrew Davis