A day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 3 to 18 in Shebbear, Devon


Our pupils consistently achieve excellent A-level, BTEC and GCSE results year-on-year.

We are a non-selective school but the individual attention that we can offer pupils means that everyone achieves their potential and becomes the best that they can be. We believe that our pupils succeed because they are happy at school, and the mix of our pupil-centered curriculum, our dedicated teachers and the extensive range of co-curricular opportunities on offer are key factors in this success.

A-Level & BTEC 2020

Results at Shebbear College

Our A-level and BTEC pupils achieved an outstanding set of results in 2020 with a pass rate of 100% and 100% of pupils securing places at their choice of university. Almost 50% of A-level pupils achieved A* – A with an impressive 77% gaining A* – B and 93% scoring A* – C.

Deputy Head Girl, Elizabeth Flaherty, achieved an incredible four A*s in English, Chemistry, Maths and Physics and has secured a place at Mansfield Colllege, University of Oxford, where she will study Theology & Religion.  

Another of those to have excelled is Will Cunningham who was awarded two A*s and an A in Economics, Physics and Maths and is off to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath. Will has juggled his A-level studies with his duties as Deputy Head Boy and Captain of the Shebbear 1st XV Rugby Team so has had a busy two years!

Head Girl, Jessica Biggs, achieved A* A* A in Biology, Geography and Chemistry and an A* in her EPQ and is looking forward to studying Human Geography at the University of Leeds. Meanwhile her twin brother Toby gained Distinction & Merit in Sport BTEC and Merit in Creative Media BTEC and is taking a gap year before continuing his studies – he has an unconditional offer at the University of Lincoln.

GCSE 2020

Shebbear College pupils also achieved an outstanding set of results at GCSE in 2020. 26.3% achieved the highest possible Grades 8 and 9 (the equivalent of an A*) with 40.4% achieving Grades 7 – 9 (A*- A) – well above the national average of 27.6% – and 63.2% achieving Grades 6 – 9 (A* – B).

Niall Alford was Shebbear’s top performing student with an incredible twelve Grade 9s and one Grade 8 - he is now taking Maths, Further Maths, Physics and History A-levels and hopes to eventually study Maths at Oxbridge. Twins Oliver and Sophie Temple both also excelled with Sophie achieving seven 9s, three 8s and a 7 and Oliver gaining two 9s, five 8s and four 7s. 

Bella Richards was awarded ten Grades 7 – 9, while Harrison Mitchell gained four 9s, five 8s and two 7s. Harrison is also a talented Rugby player and was recently selected for the Devon U16s team so has done brilliantly juggling his sporting and academic achievements.

Shebbear pupils have excelled across the board, with ten departments seeing 50% of pupils gaining 7 – 9 (A*  – A) grades in their subject and thirteen subjects achieving a 100% pass rate.

GCSE Results at Shebbear College

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