South Molton Community College are pleased to announce that this year the school has achieved its highest ever exam results. Over 71% of students achieved a grade A*-C in both English and maths, crucial for student progression post 16.
The English department achieved a remarkable 80% A*-C for English Language (compared to a national pass rate of 65%) with maths securing 74% A*-C (compared to a national pass rate of 61%). This year students also took a further maths GCSE and several achieved a grade A* with distinction.
However, it wasn’t just English and maths celebrating at South Molton Community College students achieved great results in many other subjects such as science, German, art, PE and many others.
School Principal Andrew Finney stated that “Ofsted visited the school last year and stated that the drive to improve the school was unwavering, the results achieved today are testament to this. Exceptional results demand exceptional circumstances, we have outstanding staff who are all an important catalyst for improvement, we are continually asking ourselves ‘how can we do this better?’ we then translate this vision into simple everyday actions. The staff, students, parents and carers and the school governing body have all worked incredibly hard and I want to thank them all. At South Molton Community College we believe in a collective intelligence, no one person has all the answers.” Mr Finney went on to add that it’s important to remember that it’s not just qualifications that future employers require, we also have students leaving the school with important skills such as the ability to work within a team, interpersonal skills, honesty, integrity and ethics in-line with the schools cooperative status.