View our Public Examination Results for GCSE and A Levels:
A Levels 2018
– best ever results for Shebbear
Shebbear College is celebrating its best ever set of A Level results. The class of 2018 have emulated their immediate predecessors by achieving a 100% pass rate, but this year the percentage of students achieving grades from A*-B in the new linear A Levels was well above 60%.
One of the standout performers was Rob Temple who achieved an outstanding 3A*s and 1A in Biology, Maths, Physics, and Chemistry to secure his place at Oxford to read Medicine. This will not only mean that he will team up with three other Old Shebbearians currently studying for undergraduate degrees at England’s oldest university, but he will be able to follow his parents into the medical profession.
Other impressive performances came from Theo Crookes (Maths at Bath), Kate Wray (Neuroscience at Edinburgh), and Oliver Ryder Green (Economics at Edinburgh) who shared 4A*s and 6As between them to line up places at these top class Russell Group universities.
Emily Shepherd, who joined the Sixth Form from Holsworthy College achieved a rare A* at PE A Level to help secure her place at Birmingham while Rachel Pankhurst, who joined from Budehaven will be reading Music at Royal Holloway, having also been offered a scholarship at the Royal Welsh School of Music and Drama.
Head Prefects Jabez Weale and Heather Mathews will be studying History at Cardiff and Marine Biology at Liverpool respectively. Helen Dalton, who achieved an A* in Art as a Lower Sixth Former will be studying for a Foundation course in Art. Other students will be studying subjects as diverse as Veterinary Science to Fashion Design and Ancient History to Renewable Energy.
Headmaster Simon Weale said ‘I am delighted for all of our students and the motivated teachers who have supported them. I am always proud of our students, but this bunch are particularly special. They are all well rounded, articulate and they will make their mark on the world. Their list of achievements both in and out of the classroom is extraordinary. We do not select on ability as many Sixth Form colleges do, but we nevertheless challenge our students with the new A Levels, the toughest exams out there, as well as a host of extra-curricular activities and leadership roles. They do not all find it easy, but they come out of the process as resilient and self-reliant young people who punch above their weight and will thrive in the world of work’.
GCSE Results 2017
Congratulations to all of our GCSE students who have received their results today. They are the first group to have taken the new GCSEs in English Language, English Literature and Maths, but a record number of our UK pupils have achieved 5 passes including Maths and English Language (a Grade 4 would have achieved a C last year). The new top grade at GCSE is a score of 9 and this was achieved in each of the new exams. Antonia Aliberti now proudly possesses the school’s best ever set of GCSE results including the equivalent of 13 A*s and a 9 in Maths. Other superb performances came from Tara Twomey with 7 A*s and 5 As, and Alex Yiu with 8 A*s. Alex achieved an A* in Computer Science in the first year that the school has offered the subject at GCSE.
Headmaster Simon Weale commented ‘Our pupils cannot be compared against their predecessors because these new exams are fundamentally more testing. I am delighted that they have collectively risen to the challenge. GCSEs seem to induce the highest stress levels and the process helps everyone to find out about themselves and learn important lessons for the future. These pupils are now set to perform well at A Level and Btec’.