The Sixth Form Centre at Newquay Tretherras was buzzing with excitement today as 267 Year 11 students, their parents and the staff eagerly awaited the GCSE results.All morning there were tears of joy and jubilation as the year group congratulated and hugged each other during a very emotional day. There were many impressive performances and several record breaking results: most notably, there was a 5% increase on the provisional overall performance figure, whilst 66% of all students gained A*-C’s in both English and Maths, which is a record for Tretherras, and up 8% on the previous year. Whilst the girls secured a 3.5% improvement on last year, it was the boys who made the most dramatic improvements, especially in English, with a remarkable 20.7% improvement on 2014.A total of 31 students achieved 5 or more grades at A or A*. Top performers included Vincenzo Emmanuel-Thomas, Jazmine Norfolk, Karriad Shawcross, Harriet Scotland, whilst Noah Merrin who achieved 9 top grades, and Molly Grosvenor, 10 top grades, both achieved 6 A* grades each. Isis Dockery, Maia Garner, Charlie Goff, Lowenna Merritt, Katie Morgan, Melissa Reddaway where also amongst the top achievers, all with 9 top grades.Students who made the most progress in the Year Group Anna Grodzka, Shannon Stenner and Olivia Ball-Hymns (who spent most of the morning crying tears of joy)! Also celebrated some fantastic GCSE results.A very ecstatic Karriad Shawcross commented, “I’m really chuffed to bits, its unreal and so delighted with my results that I am lost for words!’Vincenzo Emmanuel-Thomas who also achieved so fantastic results explained, “I am absolutely beside myself, last year it all seemed so far away and never thought I’d end up with some of these grades. My mum seemed nonchalant about it all but I think she is in total shock too!”Many subject staff were on hand to celebrate the results including Jonathan Preece, Head of Year 11.“I am delighted with the results for the students. They have gained an outstanding set of results as a cohort as well as some astounding individual results. This is a testament to their hard work and the support of their parents over the last five years. It was great to see so many tears of joy and delighted faces as they received their results.”There were many individual subject successes, with over 90% of grades at C or above in Art, BTEC Sciences, Music, Biology, Chemistry and Physics and Child Care. 100% of Further Maths candidates passed with grades above a C. In total 72% of all the grades awarded were A*-C.“I’m thrilled for, and very proud of, our students today,” said Mrs Sue Martin, Executive Headteacher at Newquay Tretherras. ” These results are a testament to their utter dedication and enthusiasm. I am fortunate to have a fantastic staff team who have pulled out all the stops as well as brilliant parents who have supported their sons and daughters all the way. I’m also particularly proud that NT has, once again, dramatically improved the attainment of students who were eligible for free school meals to almost 50% in the headline measure, which is significantly above the national average. We have also improved the performance of boys through additional mentoring and support this year and all the hard work has paid off. Coming on top of the best Year 13 results ever last week, this is a double celebration for NT! Congratulations to everyone involved!”Mrs Sarah Karkeek, Chair of Governors was also present to witness the celebrations. “I’m very proud of the Newquay Tretherras family,” she said. “The smiles and hugs said it all this morning. Our Year 11 students have achieved excellent results they so richly deserved!”The Sixth Form team were busy throughout the morning offering individual guidance and support to the students regarding their subject choices and next steps. A total of 135 are expected to enrol into the sixth form to continue their educational success.
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