Students and staff at Education South West secondary schools, Teign School and Coombeshead Academy, are once again celebrating an excellent set of A level examination results.

At Teign School nearly half of all grades were at A*- B level with the success rate at nearly 100%. These exceptional results once again illustrate the excellent work carried out by staff and students. The vast majority of students have achieved their first choice university place, including Oxbridge universities, with students of all abilities now well placed to pursue their chosen careers. Head of Sixth Form, Tony Dolan, said “We are extremely proud of the achievements of all of our students. Behind these figures lies a significant amount of hard work and dedication. We continue to serve our students by providing them with the best opportunity for the next steps in their education and careers.”

Coombeshead Academy’s results were also outstanding with this year showing continued improvement on last. Andrew Hulbert Headteacher of Coombeshead Academy said, “We are once again celebrating an outstanding set of results at post 16. I would like to congratulate all students who worked so hard to achieve the qualifications that they have. Pupils at Coombeshead Academy have embraced the challenge of further study with the support of the outstanding staff and this has resulted in outcomes at the academy improving once again compared to previous years.” Two thirds of A level and Vocational grades were at A* – C; with one third of students attaining A* – B grades.

Executive Principal Matthew Shanks praised the commitment of the staff in both schools and the dedication of the students. “We are continually told how examinations are getting harder. Students and staff are working harder than ever to gain success and these results at both schools once again shows how working hard brings its rewards. I pay tribute to the hard work of staff at Teign School and Coombeshead Academy and congratulate all the students involved for their successes.”