Best Ever Exam Results for Holsworthy Community College

GCSE successes at Budehaven


Record breaking year at Holsworthy Community College

The 151 Year 11 pupils at Holsworthy Community College (HCC) in Summer 2013 achieved the College’s best ever examination results, with 64% achieving five or more passes at ‘C’ grade or above, including English and Maths.

20% of pupils achieved the government’s combination of subjects known as the English Baccalaureate or “EBacc”, while 30% of pupils achieved at least 3 A*/A grades and 18% 5+A*/A grades.

Despite talk in the media of more demanding examination requirements, with a reduction in the A*-C pass rate in English, Maths and Science in particular, candidates at HCC performed very well.

76% of candidates achieved A*-C in English Language (against a national figure of 63.7%) with 84% of pupils making expected progress from primary school and close to half making better than expected progress. 99% of the 70 candidates entered also achieved A*-C in English Literature and the A*-C pass rate in Media Studies was 85%. In maths 70% of candidates again achieved A*-C (against an average in England of 57.7%) with 74% of pupils making expected progress from primary school and nearly a third making better than expected progress.

65% of pupils achieved at least two or more ‘C’ grades in Science subjects. All 31 triple scientists achieved 100% A*-C.  In German the pass rate was 87% and 83% in French, including some candidates, who took the subject as an extra subject after school.  Sports Studies and Art maintained high performance with 82% A*-C. Food Technology was the strongest performing technology subject with 70% A*-C.

Whilst the league tables focus on ‘C’ grades and above, the achievements of other pupils should not be overlooked. 97% of pupils achieved 5+A*-G grades. Health and Social Care students and those following Prince’s Trust qualifications did especially well this year.

These results are the outcome of years of hard work by the pupils and staff, with support from family and friends; enabling pupils to move on confidently to post-16 education, apprenticeships or employment with training. 

Well done to all local students attending Holsworthy. Fabulous results.

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