The atmosphere at Newquay Tretherras was vibrant and joyful as students arrived bright and early at 9am to pick up their GCSE results. There were tears of joy all round: from students, their parents and the staff!
A total of 15 students achieved in excess of an impressive 8 or more grades being A*-A. These students were: Jordan Edgecombe (11), April Norfolk (11), Daisy Phillips (11), Seamus Merrin (10), Abi Ham (10), Caitlin Phillips (10), Rebekah White (10), Briony Nesbitt (10), Harry Stallard (9), Jamie Hore (9), Kelly Jones (9), Amy Bone (8), Alice Crampton (8), and Rebecca Smith (8). Best friends Rebekah and Abi achieved the identical number of A*/A grades in different subjects!
There were some excellent results for many subject areas too with all subjects performing well above national averages. Both the English and Maths departments achieved well over 70% of grades at A*-C, with the RE department achieving 94%. The Arts grades were particularly strong with 50% of Dance grades and 46% of Music grades being A*-A. The Biology, Art and Music departments this year achieved 100% pass rates. There were huge improvements in the History and Geography grades too which has led to a sharp rise of over 8% in students achieving the combination of subjects required for the English Baccalaureate, taking Tretherras considerably over the national average.
The Vocational subjects performed extremely well with 100% pass rates being achieved in Engineering, Public Services, Travel & Tourism, Health and Social Care, Child Development, OCR Science and ICT.
Mr. Greg Carter Head of Year 11 said, “I’m delighted, that the dedicated work of a wonderful year group has truly given them some fantastic results and some brilliant opportunities for their futures. I wish them all the best and will miss them all.’
After thorough calculation of their results over 150 students signed up for Newquay Tretherras Sixth Form to continue their academic success.
Mrs Sue Martin Headteacher at the Academy commented, “It’s been a truly wonderful and inspirational morning and I am overjoyed that all the hard work has reaped its rewards. Young people can sometimes come in for criticism but these Newquay youngsters are heroes and heroines. We are especially proud of them, and the whole of Newquay should celebrate its young achievers. It’s taken them hours of effort, supported by dedicated staff and parents. Again we have has shown that NT is a winning team and we know how to achieve the best results. I’m delighted that so many are staying on and we look forward to continuing that relationship to ensure further success in the future.”
Sarah Karkeek, Chair of Governors added, “A truly wonderful set of results proving once again what great students, staff and parents we have at Newquay Tretherras. Everyone has worked incredibly hard and richly deserves these fine results”.