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College celebrates results as GCSEs are best ever

FROME College has praised its students’ hard work as this year saw more outstanding A-level grades, and the best GCSE results the college has ever achieved.

57% of GCSE students achieved five or more A*-C grades; an almost 10% improvement on last year,  placing the college above the national average.

Maths (67%), English (67%) and science (63%) all saw increases in the number of students attaining grade C or above.

Progress levels in all three core subjects are also very high and above national averages, showing increases at all ability levels.

Frome College principal Gavin Ball said, “Frome College has achieved its best ever GCSE results this year, continuing the upward rise in examination results.

“We have amazing students and staff at Frome College and my thanks and congratulations go out to all of them. I would also like to thank our community for their support. We have a dynamic school and town that we can all be proud of.”

Some students were commended by the college for their exceptional performances: • Ben Davies – 11 A*s and one A • James Muxworthy – nine A*s, two As and a B • Blythe Plenderleith – six A*s, three As and two Bs • Grace Barnes – six A*s, one A, three Bs • Jake Barrow – six A*s, three As, one B and one C • Kieran Hill – six A*s and four As • Chana Joyce – five A*s and six As • Jessica Perry – five A*s and six As • Samuel Wilson – six A*s, four As and a B.

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Post-16 students were also praised for their achievements and for  another year of improved results.

Principal Gavin Ball continued, “This year, pass rates at both AS and A2 have improved again on last year’s good results and are in excess of national averages. We have the largest proportion of students going on to higher education in the college’s history.

“These are phenomenal achievements and we are immensely proud of all our students and grateful to their teachers for supporting and challenging them. We also wish to thank students’ parents who work so closely with us to ensure the students succeed.

“A crucial part in increasing uptake to higher education, apprenticeships and training is the guidance to both UCAS and alternative routes for our year 13 students.  We wish all Frome future students the very best of luck in their chosen paths and congratulate them all for their hard work, courage and high aspirations.”

Exceptional achievements at A-level and BTEC included: • Ross Windell, A*A*A* • Yoel Gil Cobo, A*A*AA • Leah Mundy, A*A*AA • Peter Greenstreet, A*A*A • Magnus Jorgensen, A*AA • Molly Parry, A*AA • Harry Hitchcock BTEC D*D*D*D*  • Jazmine Mullane AC BTEC D* M.