A Level Results 2013

The Tretherras Sixth Form continues to build on its success with this year’s results showing improving results for a 7th year in a row.

Newquay Tretherras students have gained an excellent set of exam results this year, seeing increases in overall pass rates and Average Points Score per student from 2012 at A Level, AS Level and BTEC qualifications. A Level pass rates stand at 98% with over a quarter of the results being A*-B. There was 100% success in Vocational A Levels.

Amongst some excellent performances a number of students stood out. Jack Anstis gained A* in Maths and A grades in Biology and Business Studies. Kate Jago achieved an A* in Psychology (including 100% in her final exam paper) an A in English and B in Biology. Jess Crook was awarded an A* in Biology (including 100% in one paper), an A in Maths and B grades in Chemistry and Physics. Luke Margetts didn’t drop a single mark in his A2 Photography exams; a fantastic achievement.

The majority of Tretherras students gained the grades they needed to go to their preferred universities. At A Level, 17 subjects achieved 100% pass rates with Art, Mathematics and Media Studies being the top performing departments.

Year 13 BTEC students achieved 100% pass rates this year. Charlotte McPherson gained 4 Distinctions in Health and Social Care and Applied Science, whilst Megan Thwaites gained 3 Distinctions in the same subjects. Jack Bray, Joe Miller, Dan Murphy and Billy Way were all awarded 3 Distinctions in BTEC Sport. These are outstanding performances, equivalent to three A grades at A Level.

AS grades were also up on 2012 results, which augurs well for next year. Jowen Orrell gained 4 A grades in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics, as did Dylan Scotney in Chemistry, Further Maths, Maths and Physics. Alex Lockhart was awarded A grades in Physics, Maths, and Further Maths with a B in Chemistry. Charlotte Cook achieved A grades in Physics and Maths with B’s in Further Maths and Chemistry. Laurie Morgan gained A’s in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, B’s in Biology and Further Maths.

Apprenticeships proved popular this year and schemes offered by the school were snapped up by Sixth Form students. Tretherras welcomes back Kyle Maywood who is on the Outdoor Adventure programme, Olivia Dunlop (AAB at A Level) is pursuing the Media and IT programme. Rachel Escott and Scott Heather are on the Science Technicians programme and Tom Barnett who is on the IT Technician programme.

Mr Steve Searle Head of Sixth Form at Newquay Tretherras commented, “The Sixth Form team are extremely pleased with this year’s results. We’ve had some fantastic individual results and A Level results continue to be strong. I am

really pleased with the vocational students who consistently delivered high quality work to tough deadlines and produced some exceptional course work.”

Mrs. Sue Martin Headteacher at Tretherras commented, “These results are a tribute to some wonderful, hardworking students and a dedicated and very supportive staff team, in partnership with parents. This shows how the excellent teamwork at Tretherras leads to success. Our students are taking up a superb range of opportunities, from prestigious universities to exciting work placements. I wish them every success for the future. We are incredibly proud of their achievements.”