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Year 11 Exam Results, August 2018.

Once again, the wonderful students of West Somerset College have achieved outstanding results. This summer, Y11 have sat the new ‘tougher’ GCSEs and despite their difficulty being widely reported in the media, our students have risen to challenge and excelled. We would like to take this opportunity to thank parents/carers who have worked alongside staff to ensure that the students of West Somerset College achieve success.

As you will know the old grade system of A* – G has now been replaced by a numerical system of grades 9 – 1. Grade 9 has previously been described by DFE as an A** equivalent and this grade is only achieved by the top 1-5% of students nationally. At West Somerset College 12 students achieved 26 grade 9s between them.

Please see the table below for a summary of our headline figures. The summary includes our provisional Progress 8 score, this is the main measure of success for schools at GCSE and although the measure is provisional until all national data is published, we look again set to achieve a score of above the national average for the 3rd year running.

Measure West Somerset College
Progress 8 – all students (provisional based on last year’s national figures) +0.20
% GCSE English and Maths both grade 5+ 37%
% GCSE English and Maths both grade 4+ 56%
% GCSE English grade 5+ 53%
% GCSE Maths grade 5+ 48%
% GCSE English grade 4+ 68%
% GCSE Maths grade 4+ 64%

There have been some magnificent individual student achievements. Ethan Palmer achieved, 9,9,9,9,9,9,9,8; Ellie Scyner achieved, 9,9,9,9,9,9,8,7,6; Izzy Gorman achieved, 9,9,9,8,8,8,8,8,6; Sadie Broadbent achieved, 9,8,8,8,8,8,8,8; Anna Ross achieved 9,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8 and Zach Allen achieved, 9,8,8,8,8,8,7,6.

In addition to these superb results, 116 students achieved 213 grades 9, 8 or 7, equivalent to A**, A* or A grades. This year has been a superbly successful year for Y11, congratulations to you all, we can’t wait to see you return in September for Y12.

Y11 Students


A Level Students


A Level Exam Results, August 2018.

West Somerset College is pleased once again to be able to report great success within our A Level exam series this summer.

As you will know many students sat exams for the tougher, new style, A level qualifications this summer and despite these challenges, we have had great success and improved our outcomes for all our headline measures.

We have had a bumper crop of A*- C grades, with a third of our cohort achieving the top grades and as a result we have improved our value added score by +0.20.

There have been many great subject performances this year. Business Studies, Sport and Textiles achieved 100% A*-C or equivalent. Sociology achieved 83% a*-c, Mathematics achieved 80% A*-C, Photography achieved 80% A*-C, Art achieved 78% A*-C and both English Literature and History achieved 75% A*-C.

There have been some very good individual student performances this year too with:

  • Sam Malinson achieving A A A
  • Sarah Scyner achieving A A B
  • Charlotte Shoosmith achieving A* A C
  • James Johnson achieving A B B B
  • Katie Ashman achieving A B B
  • Emily Baker achieving A B B
  • Harry Chamberlain achieving A B C
  • Joseph Lintern achieving A B C
  • Alex Barnes achieving B B B
  • Ellen Williams achieving B B B

As you can see, there is much to be pleased about this year in terms of our results Post16 and the future looks even brighter with the reopening of our state of the art hairdressing, catering and construction provision. At West Somerset College we have 20 A Level courses and 4 vocational courses for 16-19 year olds running from September 2018. Please drop into the College on Thursday 23rd August from 9am to enrol or simply email Miss Spicer via nspicer@educ.somerset.gov.uk. Check our website out for more information about the fantastic provision we offer Post16 here at West Somerset College.

Finally, from all the staff at West Somerset College, we would like to congratulate all our A Level students, you have worked incredibly hard and should be very proud of your achievements.

Zoe Stucki








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