Examination Results

View our Public Examination Results for GCSE and A Levels:

A Levels 2017 – highest ever number of A*s for Shebbear

Congratulations to all of our students who received their A Level results today. The vast majority of the class of 2017 have succeeded in gaining places at their first choice of university. Destinations include Imperial College, Birmingham, Leeds, Exeter, Reading, Loughborough, Plymouth, Bath, and Southampton. We achieved our highest ever number of A*s.

The two Williams – Cox and Lam – are both off to study Engineering at Imperial College, one of the leading technology universities in the world, having achieved five A* and three A grades between them. Twins Matt and Olivia Hill are off to study Pharmacology at Bath. Anna Bennett’s A* in Spanish ensures she can study the language at Exeter University and Tamsin Alderson gained an A* and 2As to secure her place to receive Geography at Birmingham. A list of all courses and destinations will be on the website as soon as it is finalised. Our Art department had another extraordinary set of results with five A*s, one A and one B. The Headteacher Simon Weale said ‘This has been a very stressful experience for the students who have been guinea pigs testing the new exam system. The results they have achieved are testament to their ability and resilience and I know that each one of our students will go and make a success of the opportunities they have been given.

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’.