Newquay Tretherras Sixth Form buck the national trend by gain some fantastic A Level results in 2014
There were scenes of delight and jubilation amongst Year 12 and Year13 students, as Tretherras once again celebrated an excellent set of results this year. These eagerly-anticipated results are even higher than last year’s with over 30% of students in both AS and A level examinations gaining A* to B grades, which is an impressive feat! Vocational subjects were also impressive, with the average grade achieved by students being a Distinction, an outstanding result. With pass rates above 98% Tretherras students celebrated gaining their places at universities around the country, to study a diverse range of academic subjects, ranging from the Sciences and Engineering to Interior Design and Commercial Music.
Steve Searle, Director of Sixth Form, was delighted to see so many students achieve their first choice university places, and said, “Our students have worked incredibly hard this year to achieve such high grades and they fully deserve their success. Of particular note is Dylan Scotney, who achieved two A* and two As and will take up a place at Bath University to read Physics. He will be joined by Jowen Orrell, who gained three A grades and a B grade and Laurie Morgan who got two As and a B grade. Former Head Boy Alex Jamali, with two As and a B, joins Exeter to study Physics and Leah Crumpton has been accepted at Bristol to study History of Art and Italian after scoring A*ABC. The atmosphere this morning has been amazing and the mood of celebration amongst staff, parents and students is really well-deserved”.
Chair of Governors Sarah Karkeek was on hand to witness the celebrations and said, “Many congratulations to all the students on their great successes. Thanks also to the staff who have worked incredibly hard with our young people and also to our parents, who have been a great support to the students throughout their time at Tretherras. The school has doubled the number of students attending the prestigious Russell Group Universities, which is a stunning achievement and we are delighted that students have attained the grades they need, not only to attend the best universities, but also to gain apprenticeships and employment. We are proud of them all and wish them every success in their future careers.”
The future looks bright with well over a third of Year 12 students also gaining two or more A and B grades at AS Level. 100% pass rates were achieved in a large number of subjects. Departments such as English, Chemistry, Media Studies, Geography, Photography and Art all enjoyed results way above national levels. 72% of Maths A Level students gained an amazing A*-B grades and 82% Health and Social Care students were awarded the highest possible grades of Distinction * (NB. Distinction Star * is the highest grade).