Newquay Tretherras students celebrated their exam success in style, as they collected their results’ envelopes from school with families and friends this morning. Students and staff have eagerly anticipated this particular set of results as these are new qualifications in their first year, with content that is more challenging and under a different assessment regime. Particular congratulations for their high achievements go to the following 5 students who all achieved at least eight Grade 8s, 9s and A*s, the very highest grades possible: Eve Furniss, Anna Pengelly, Jasmine Kelly, Ella Thomas, and Millie Blakeburn.
Headteacher Samantha Fairbairn said, “I am delighted with the 78% of our students attaining Grade 4 or above in English or Mathematics this year, as Grade 4 is now the standard pass for a Level 2 qualification and supports progression to post-16 study. We are delighted that over 30 Grade 9s were awarded to our students. This is a new grade, at an even higher level than an A*, so this is a real achievement!
The main differences between the old and new qualifications are the structure of the assessment (more examination papers for students to sit), the content of the syllabus and the examination questioning styles. For this reason, it is hard for parents to compare this year’s examination results with any that were achieved previously, as there is simply no connection between them.
We are thrilled with the individual successes of our students in both the new and the legacy qualifications across a wide range of subjects, and we are proud of our dedicated and talented staff, who have had to prepare our young people for these new exams, which cover a wider, more challenging range of content.”
Assistant Headteacher James Hammersley commented, ‘We are delighted that many of our high achieving students are continuing their studies at Newquay Tretherras Sixth Form.’
The Year 11′s former head of year Ms Ollerenshaw added, ‘ They have been a delight to work with and I am so pleased that they responded to every opportunity given to them, Congratulations to you all!’
Chair of Newquay Education Trust, Sarah Karkeek, said ‘In a year of national uncertainty, Newquay Tretherras students have once again worked hard to achieve their very best and we are very proud of them. Our young people have been very well prepared for the next stage of their education or training and we congratulate them on their well-deserved successes”.