ALL over Devon students are receiving their GCSE results today (Thursday).

But for pupils who took BTecs the wait will be a little longer.

Teignbridge students will get GCSE grades given by their schools after a flawed algorithm was scrapped in a series of Government changes of heart.

On Wednesday evening, exam board Pearson announced it would re-grade BTecs in line with GCSEs and A-levels.

The Mid-Devon Advertiser wishes all students every success.

We will add reports from Teignbridge schools as we receive them.STOVER SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS For the second successive week, the pupils and staff of Stover School are celebrating a record-breaking set of results. Pupils in Year 11 have gained GCSE grade 4 and above in 94% of all papers, with 89% of the students achieving 5 or more such grades, including English and mathematics. Both statistics exceed the best ever recorded at the school. In this most uncertain of years, it is especially pleasing that the hard work put in by the pupils and the staff has been realised in the examination outcomes.  Some individual highlights include Anna Stone with nine grade 9s and one grade 8,  James Griffin with six grade 9s, a grade 7 and two grade 6s and Anna Perkins with six grade 9s and four grade 8s. ‘It is the dedication and positive commitment across the whole year group which has been most heartening, however, with the majority of students opting to continue their studies online throughout the final term in order to prepare for the next stage of their learning.’ Headmaster Richard Notman said: ‘Everyone has been concerned this year due to the uncertainty caused by the withdrawal of the 2020 examination series. ‘Consequently, I am delighted that our pupils have received the results they thoroughly deserve for their hard work over the last 2 to 3 years of GCSE study. ‘Our staff deserve commendation for the professionalism they displayed in guiding the cohort through everything in such a committed, true and fair fashion. Congratulations to all on a job well done.’STOVER SCHOOL A LEVEL RESULTSStover School reports: ‘This has been a difficult year across the country for A Level pupils, and we are delighted that our Year 13 cohort at Stover have achieved outstanding examination results. ‘Stover pupils achieved a 100% pass rate, with over 90% of grades being awarded at A* to C; this represents the best A level outcomes on record.‘Particular congratulations should go to Sorrel Penman, with three A* grades in Art, Geography and Photography, and an EPQ A grade; Jack Mewett with an A* in Mathematics and A grades in Chemistry, the EPQ, Further Mathematics and Physics; and Anna Ortova with A* grades in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, in addition to an EPQ.Headmaster, Richard Notman, said: ‘I am immensely proud of the way that our pupils have coped with the adversity and uncertainty that this academic year has presented; their achievements against this backdrop are all the more remarkable.‘In equal measure, I would like to recognise the absolute professionalism of the Stover staff in delivering the Department of Education’s strategy for our 2020 examination group. Well done to all concerned!’SOUTH DEVON UNIVERSITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (UTC)SOUTH Devon University Technical College (UTC) has demonstrated that its impressive post 16 results, celebrated last week, are no flash in the pan. Students in Year 11 are also celebrating after receiving notable GCSE results. Newton Abbot’s pioneering technical college opened its doors from 8.30am this morning (Thursday) for the scientists and engineers of the future to collect their exam results. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, GCSE exams were cancelled this year, so exam boards have instead given out grades based on assessments and rankings supplied by the teachers at South Devon UTC. There is much to celebrate with excellent results in the college’s specialist subjects. Notable academic successes were Ed Coomer, Jake Dicken and Darcy Lambert-Barnett who achieved top grades in all three Sciences, Engineering, English and Maths. Ben Shears, Ben Pring, Freddie Holding and Cam Williams also achieved excellent grades in Maths, English and the Sciences.Top Engineers Reuben Renton, Charlie Russell, Henry McConville and Freddie Holding all achieved Level 2 Merits and Distinctions in Engineering Manufacture and Design. Ed Coomer’s exceptional 9 in Physics, 8 in Computer Science and Distinction Level 2 in Engineering Systems is also to be highly commended. Commenting on the grades achieved by students who visited the college today to collect their results, principal Claire Plumb said: ‘I am extremely proud of our students for their successes in this fourth round of GCSE results that we have received since we opened in 2015. ‘Despite the major disruption to their studies caused by the pandemic, they’ve continued to work extremely hard, and this is reflected in their results.’Claire added: ‘It is further vindication of the decision taken by South Devon College, the University of Exeter and our public and private sector partners to establish a college that takes a radical new approach to educating teenagers. Inside these doors, we place a greater emphasis on vocational training in engineering and science and a focus on preparation for the workplace. ‘I am also delighted that our team of teachers, students and employer partner organisations have worked so well together to develop young people who are not only well-rounded as potential employees but can also perform to a high standard on an academic level.‘Many of these students will now go on to develop their skills even further, giving local employers the confidence that young people with the right skill sets are available on their doorstep.‘We look forward to welcoming the new group of aspiring scientists, mathematicians, environmentalists and engineers through our doors in September.’Year 13 students who left South Devon UTC last week have challenging destinations ahead of them with many going on to university, a career in the armed forces or an apprenticeship relevant to their studies. Based in Newton Abbot, South Devon UTC is a science and engineering specialist school which offers 14-19 year olds more than the traditional GCSE and A-level curriculum. Launched in 2015, South Devon UTC has a mission: ‘to establish a world class centre of excellence in engineering, water and the environment’ for any young people who have an interest in these fields in order to ‘develop a new generation of engineers, scientists and environmentalists.’ Students work towards GCSEs and A-levels as well as technical qualifications in engineering and science. The college provides an environment that mirrors the workplace, helping students develop important employability skills to prepare them for a job, apprenticeship or degree when they leave school.South Devon UTC partners with local businesses and can therefore offer its students hands-on experience of the work environment and also the type of employment that might follow on from their studies.South Devon UTC is now recruiting students for the 2021/22 academic year. Open mornings run every Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Register your interest to attend by calling 01626 240201 or visit ESTUARIES MULTI ACADEMY TRUSTTHE Estuaries Multi Academy Trust is celebrating its first ever set of Level 2 GCSE and BTEC results since the Trust formed and launched in December 2019. The two secondary schools in the trust, Dawlish College and Newton Abbot College, are both delighted today with the GCSE and BTEC qualifications achieved by their students in Year 11.Chair of the Board of trustees, Paul Austin, praised the leadership of the schools within the trust saying: ‘Both schools continue to go from strength to strength and this year’s results are no exception. ‘The students have performed so well in their courses over the last few years and, as a result, have achieved excellent qualifications. Estuaries Trust is determined to improve the life chances of all our students and we wish them all the very best in the next stage of their education.’DAWLISH COLLEGEAgainst the backdrop of national uncertainty, Dawlish College Year 11 students have been awarded excellent grades that reflect their efforts over the duration of their courses and will be carried forward by them to the next stages of their life and education. Particular mention should go to Lucy Bowden, Olivia Bridle, Millie Burnham, Holly Errington, Catherine Fuller, Jonathan Ham, Tommy Mitchell, Alicia-Jane Roxburgh and Harley Tootell-Morgan who collected 61 grade 8s and 9s between them.Headteacher, Rachel Wickham, said: ‘Success isn’t always about getting a string of Grade 9s and many of the students of whom we are most proud are those who have overcome significant challenges in their lives to leave with a truly worthy set of results or those who simply just worked incredibly hard to achieve beyond that which they perhaps thought they were capable.’NEWTON ABBOT COLLEGENewton Abbot College was also celebrating as students collected their results. Principal, Paul Cornish, said: ‘We have always known that this year group would achieve great things. ‘They have shown incredible potential throughout their time here at College. Whilst it is a shame that they did not get the opportunity to prove themselves in formal examinations, it is important that we take nothing away from them or their efforts.‘These results are the only GCSE and BTEC results that this cohort will get; it isn’t their fault that there was a global pandemic this year – they certainly did not choose these circumstances. ‘I am so proud of the staff and students and veverything that they have achieved. The results are truly outstanding and thoroughly well-deserved.’All students should be proud of themselves, but special mention must go to: Lottie Eslick, Tabitha Hammond, Cerys Kennedy-Bruyneels, Zak-Ray Linley-Moss, Maddie Manning, Amy Miller, Emily Reed, Laura Scanlon, Lily Tomlinson and Aiden Wood who achieved 79 grades 8 and 9 (A*s in the old grading system) between them. Anyone wishing to contact Newton Abbot College Sixth Form to discuss their post-16 studies and options having collected their GCSE/BTEC results should email the college on [email protected] DARTMOOR COMMUNITY COLLEGEStudents and teachers at South Dartmoor Community College are celebrating another year of fantastic GCSE results, continuing the upwards trend in outcomes at the college. Many gained top grades (9/A*s) in one or more subjects. Twenty seven students shared a total of 65 grade 9s. Edmund Fisher took the lion’s share with 11 grades 9s, one A*, one A and one grade 8. Hot on his heels was Poppy Beck with eight grade 9s, one A*, three grade 8s and one grade 6.Emma Dixon, Deputy Head Teacher, said: ““This is not a surprise as it reflects their hard work, determination and commitment. This year has proved, like no other, that our students demonstrate outstanding resilience and adaptability, facing the ever changing educational landscape with pragmatism and maturity beyond their years. “They have been taught by the most amazing team of teachers, who throughout this year and during lockdown have maintained their unwavering support and guidance; be that in person, on the phone, via email or through video calls, despite facing the technical challenges this can present!“We are thrilled for all of our students and the exceptional set of results that they have achieved. It is a testament to how well our teachers know our students, the excellent relationships combined with outstanding subject knowledge has resulted in a set of results that the college is exceptionally proud of. “We are excited to be welcoming new and existing students in September to our outstanding sixth form and to support them with their post 16 education. We would like to take this opportunity to wish South Dartmoor students every success for the future and we look forward to watching them flourish through the next stage of their educational journey, whatever that may be.”Other outstanding achievements included:George Kendall: 1 x Grade A, 5 x Grade 9s, 1 x Grade 8, 4 x Grade 7s, 1 x Grade 6, 1 x Grade 5Toby Pucket: 1 x Grade B, 4 x Grade 9s, 4 x Grade 8s, 1 x Grade 7, 3 x Grade 6sLaurence Alden: 1 x Grade B, 4 x Grade 9s, 3 x Grade 8s, 3 x Grade 7s, 1 x Grade 6Harry Wyatt: 3 x Grade 9s, 6 x Grade 8s, 1 x Grade 7, 1 x Grade 6Mae Housego: 1 x Grade A*, 3 x Grade 9s, 5 x Grade 8s, 1 x Grade 7, 3 x Grade 6sJasmine Fuller: 1 x Grade A*, 3 x Grade 9s, 4 x Grade 8s, 3 x Grade 7s, 1 x Grade 6, 1 x Grade 5.TEIGNMOUTH COMMUNITY SCHOOLStudents, parents and staff at Teignmouth Community School are celebrating some excellent GCSE and vocational results this summer. It has been a very difficult time to finish compulsory education and after the headlines of the last few days and weeks it has been a stressful time for students. The results this year are now based on our Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs). This means that these grades were arrived at after a rigorous assessment of each students’ work in each subject, which was then moderated across departments and the school. These are the results that students deserve and they should feel deservedly proud.Some outstanding achievers include: Yasmine Slaytor who achieved nine grade 9s and one grade 8; Jessica Rowbury who achieved six grade 9s, one grade 8 and two grade 7s; Holly Booker and Marion Browning who each achieved three grade 9s, three grade 8s and three grade 7s; George Correy, Jasmine Dennett and Leah Irwin who each achieved three grade 9s plus other high grades; and Owen Blackmore, Molly Faux, Blossom Evans and Ruby Cummings who all achieved seven or more grades 7+ (a grade 7 is equal to the old grade A).Principal, James O’Connell, said: ‘I’d like to congratulate the many students who have got the great results that they deserve, and thank all the staff who have supported them to do so. This has been a nerve-racking and difficult wait for 16 year olds who have almost had their lives left in limbo for six months. We are particularly proud of the resilience many of our students have shown, of the ways they have made the most of this time, and of how they have coped. The vast majority have the grades and even more importantly the skills they need to go on successfully to their next step. We wish them well!’TEIGN SCHOOLEveryone at Teign School would like to offer their congratulations to our Year 11 students for their GCSE results. The school’s staff have applied a rigorous and consistent approach to how the centre assessed grades have been awarded, taking into account a wide range of evidence including classwork, mock exams and other records of student performance. The grades that have been awarded today reflect their hard work and efforts and we have great confidence that they are what would have been achieved if exams had been sat. The students have had a rollercoaster few months and many have struggled with not having the opportunity to sit their actual exams. We are very proud of the hard work and endeavour over the last five years of their secondary schooling.Headteacher, Suzannah Wharf, said, ‘We are really pleased the government took the decision to award students their centre assessed grades. We know that this is the fairest way of recognising all students achievements. Our staff have used their professionalism and wealth of experience to make fair and objective judgements of the grades they believe the students would have achieved if they had sat the examinations. This will ensure that no child is unfairly disadvantaged which is crucial. Staff, students and parents have all continued to build the reputation of Teign School as a place where children achieve strong outcomes and fulfil their potential both academically and through the acquisition of attributes that will allow them to go on to lead extraordinary lives, giving back to the community in which they live. I continue to be very proud of all of our students and everything they have accomplished and am excited to see the next steps in their unique and extraordinary lives.’COOMBESHEAD COLLEGEMr Coles Headteacher says: It is with the greatest joy and relief that we are celebrating, today, the results of the Year 11 class of 2020. After having their exams cancelled in March and then a week of worry that they would not receive the grades they deserve, students have been awarded an excellent set of GCSE and Level 2 outcomes.During the summer term, staff were asked to use all the detailed assessment knowledge they have of their students to give a final Centre Assessment Grade. Thankfully students have now been given these assessments which reflect 12 years of hard work throughout primary and secondary school.There are some truly outstanding performances from our young people and we are incredibly proud of their achievements, particularly over the months running up to school closure.As a school we talked anecdotally about our hopes and aspirations for this fantastic group of students who were preparing for their exams with courage and determination. As a year group they have been both focused and driven but also warm and generous in their attitudes towards their peers and the staff.It is with the greatest pleasure that we have been able to see this group of students achieve their true potential and to be able to help them with the next stage of their life. We look forward to working with a large section of the cohort in our Sixth Form.We would like to mention a few key students for their notable success.• Our highest performing female student is Alex Featherstone with an amazing set of results which include 7 grade 9’s, 1 Distinction* and a grade 8. Well done Alex.• The highest performing male student is McKenzie Strath with 4 grade 9’s, 2 grade 8’s and a grade 7 and 6. Brilliant work McKenzie.• Other higher performers include Lucy Eggbeer (4 grade 9’s, 3 grade 8’s, 1 grade 7 and a Merit) as well as James Fraser (5 grade 8’s, 3 grade 7’s and a grade 5). Well done to both of these students.• Emelie Dockree and Jazmin Witt are noted for their outstanding progress from Key 2 (Year 6) to the end of Key Stage 4 (Year 11). These two exceptional students have made the most progress during the 5-year journey of secondary school and we cannot be prouder of their academic success.Finally, I would like to thank our wonderful parents and carers who have done such an amazing job ensuring that their children are able to leave school with the life chances needed to be successful. I would also like to thank the dedicated, hard working and caring team of staff who have worked tirelessly to support the young people.Well done to all our students.