Staff, pupils, parents and governors celebrated another successful year of results at South Molton Community College. Over 66% of students achieved a pass at grade 4 or above for the new English and maths GCSE exams with 50% achieving a grade 5 and above. Over 11% of students achieved the new grades 9-7 at both English and maths (Grade 7 represents the legacy grade A result).
Principal Andrew Finney said he was delighted with the results during both a turbulent year with the new GCSE exams and of course moving into the new £11 million pound building last year, “Once again our community has worked tirelessly to improve the life chances for our children and like last year our results are testament to this. Our students started at SMCC below the national average for key stage two results and again we expect them to be above the national average when they leave. In 2016 the national pass rate for grade C and above for English and maths was 62%, we achieved 71%, I would expect the same general national pass rate and again we are above it”.