Principal of Bideford College says results are ‘staggering’ as college celebrates record GCSE results this year.

Bideford College is celebrating a record year for GCSE exam results.

The college has seen an increase of 10 per cent on last year’s English and Maths, and rlts have left from 50 per cent to 60 per cent of students gaining a Grade 9-4.

This is the second year of exam improvements since Bideford College became part of the Launceston College Multi-Academy Trust.

Charlie Woodward was the highest achiever at Bideford College.Charlie Woodward was the highest achiever at Bideford College.

It is also the first year the gap between the boys’ and girls’ performance has been miniscule.

Record numbers of students have achieved the higher grades of A*/A/9/8, with particular outstanding performances going to: Seraphina Allard-Bridge, Hannah Colley, Maddison Broad, Bobby Chandra, Tessa Cleave, Natalie Cole, Siobhan Fey, Caitlin Mitchell, Molly Pennington, Jack Pomeroy.

Charlie Woodward was the highest achieving student with straight A*/9 grades.

Matthew Bryant; Baley Job; Ash Dobby; Luke Southern at Bideford College.Matthew Bryant; Baley Job; Ash Dobby; Luke Southern at Bideford College.

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Tessa Cleave and Hannah Colley at Bideford College.Tessa Cleave and Hannah Colley at Bideford College.

Principal Lyndsey Kane said: “I am so very proud of the achievements of all of the young people of Bideford College.

“I am really happy to see the efforts of the students and the staff being externally recognised and know that this is just the tip of the iceberg regarding the future achievements of the students of Bideford College.

“We have been working exceptionally hard and have improved the behaviour and attitudes of the students to show that with hard work and the right attitude, success is achievable.

Molly Pennington at Bideford College.Molly Pennington at Bideford College.

“In addition, we are improving our teaching methods, raising our expectations and leaving no stone unturned- to continue the journey of Bideford College towards outstanding.

“With improved A Level results as well, this is looking to be a positive end to the academic year.”

Executive principal, Jack Jackson, added: “There have been some very pleasing results at Bideford College this year which shows that Bideford students are starting to achieve the results that they are capable of and while we are not there yet, Bideford College is clearly on the way to becoming the excellent school that the Bideford community deserves.”

Bobby Chandra, at Bideford College.Bobby Chandra, at Bideford College.