I'm delighted to report that we have maintained the momentum from last year's record results at A-level. In particular the A*-B rate has remained at just over 47%, with a pass rate of 98.3%. We'll have to wait until the autumn to see just how good the "value-added" is, but it is likely to be outstanding. ("Value-added" measures the progress students make based on their ability when they started in the SIxth Form.
However, today is about the individual students, the challenges they have faced, and the sheer hard work they have put in. Congratulations to all of our students picking up their results today; their results are well-deserved. We wish them every success in the future. For many, the immediate future means university, and almost all of our students have successfully got in to the university of their choice. Next year, Clyst Vale will be represented at our "local" universities of Exeter, Plymouth, Bath, Bath Spa, Bristol and UWE, as well as Swansea, Cardiff, East Anglia, Loughborough and Southampton. We have maintained our strong tradition of students following degrees in Science and Mathematical subjects (including engineering and accountancy), but the full range also includes English & Classics, Nursing, Geography, Primary Education and Politics.
The following Clyst Vale students have done particularly well:
Marcus Dunn, A* in Maths, 4As in Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Geography. Marcus will go to Bath University and study Chemistry.
Kay Pile, 4As in the three Sciences and Maths; Kay will study Physics at Exeter University
Tom Auld, 2A in Biology and Geography; 2C in Chemistry and General Studies.
Laura Burchell achieved As in English and History, and a B in Maths. She will study English and Classics at Bristol University.
Hannah Grinsted, A* in Politics, A in English and C in Psychology. Hannah will go to UWE to study Criminology.
Jon Grove-Gough achieved A* in Maths, A in Further Maths, and C in Economics. Jon will study Accountancy.
Hope Roberts, 2As in English and Geography, B in French. Hope is taking a gap year before university, and has a place at Cardiff.
With this range of results and degree choices, it should be no surprise that all but two subjects had 100% pass rates and at least one grade B or better. Further, two-thirds of students in each of English, Geography and Maths achieved at least a grade B, with over half achieving A* or A in Maths. More than half of the students in each of Art, Physics, PE, French and Further Maths achieved A*-B grades, too.
Once again, congratulations to all of our students, and many thanks to parents for your support.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 10:43
Clyst Vale Celebrates Record GCSEs !!
Written by Dr Bawn
Thursday, 20 August 2015 11:15
The "class of 2015" have done themselves and the College proud ! 71.7% of them, or 124 students in real terms, have achieved at least five A*-C grades including English and Maths. This is an improvement of 3% on 2014's results.
Actually, the results are even better than this suggests. Over a quarter of all grades achieved were A* or A grades, and 79% of all grades were A*-C. 104 students achieved at least one A grade among their results.
Not surprisingly, there were some stunning individual performances, and fourteen students achieved at least ten A*-A among their results: Joe Durston (8A*, 4A), Louis Sullivan (8A*, 2A), Rachel Dunn (6A*, 6A), James Blakemore (6A*, 5A), Katie Martin (6A*,5A), Anna Thurley (5A*, 6A), Sophie Ellis (5A*, 5A), Joe Harker (5A*, 5A), Becky Self (5A*,5A), Bella Luke (4A*, 6A), Caitlin Tyrell (5A*,5A), Anna Sharkey (4A*, 6A), Chloe Betts (3A*, 7A), and Roshana Blakeley (2A*, 10A). James Blakemore also achieved a rare A* with distinction in Further Maths, equivalent to a full grade above an A*.
There were also great achievements by students who have been seriously affected by illness and absent from Clyst Vale for long periods; these students may only have gained four or five GCSE grades, but they have stayed in touch with education and have achieved enough to move forward in their lives. There is always a tendency to focus on the highest achievers on results day, but we are hugely proud of all of our students who have worked hard and gained the grades they deserve, whatever their ability. Several parents commented today about the support their children had received at Clyst Vale, and how much they appreciated our commitment to educating the whole child.
Almost all subjects improved on last year, with 90+% of students achieving A*-C grades in fifteen subjects. Progress in English improved again with 82% of students making at least expected progress, and 72% in Maths.
All in all, it has been a great day. There were loads of delighted students and parents, and of course it is a deserved reward for all of the hard work by staff, too. Ofsted judged us "good" in June, the A2 results last week were excellent, and now we have record GCSE results. The summer of 2015 has been one to remember !
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 10:44
Notices & Information
Written by Various
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 00:00
The Broadclyst Fund
CVCC have been kindly approached by The Broadclyst Fund, a small charity operating in the village which supports Broadclyst families with particular needs. If you are having to buy uniform or other equipment over the summer for your child to come to Clyst Vale, and are finding it difficult financially, you may apply for a grant of up to £100.
The criteria state that you must be a resident of the
parish of Broadclyst.
Forms will be available in College next term, but in the meantime, please pick one up from the back of Broadclyst parish church, which is open daily.
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Available from 09.00 a.m. in the Post-16 building:
Thursday 13th August - A2, AS students
Thursday 20th August - GCSE students (please note Y11 from 09.00, Y10 from 10.00)
Students from other schools wishing to join Clyst Vale Sixth Form are welcome to come in to see Mrs Dormand on GCSE results day, e-mail
, or phone on 01392 462697, should they have any concerns or questions. This includes students who may not have originally applied to the SIxth Form.
START OF TERM FOR STUDENTS
All year groups (except Year 12) on Thursday, 3rd September
Year 12 registration is at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday 2nd September
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