We are celebrating the fact that Tretherras has scored above the national average in virtually every measure on the Department for Education’s ‘Performance Tables’ released this week, including the headline percentage of students achieving 5 or more good GCSEs (A*-C) including English and mathematics. Almost a third of our students achieved the English Baccalaureate which shows students achieving a good GCSE in a broad range of core subjects, including History, Geography and a modern foreign language, which is also significantly above national figures. Our provision for students from all backgrounds has shown that once again we closed the gap in performance between our Pupil Premium students (labelled as ‘Disadvantaged’ in the performance tables) and other students, as these students performed significantly better than those nationally.
Key Stage 5 results also saw an improvement this year, with students making greater progress than the previous year, which we are confident will continue again this summer. On average, 1 in 3 grades were higher than in 2013, due to the excellent work ethic of all involved. We were also pleased with a rise in numbers of students gaining the very highest grades possible allowing them to enter the top universities in the country. Tretherras are also proud of the vocational courses we offer where over two-thirds of students achieved 3 substantial qualifications which was the highest of all 6th forms in the county.
Executive Headteacher, Sue Martin, said, “We are tremendously proud of the progress that students made across their time at Tretherras. We are delighted with our performance in the DfE tables, which is testament to the whole school family, including parents and carers and our primary schools, who have supported our young people to progress and succeed. The hard work of both students and staff means that our Value Added score was well above national and Cornish rates of progress. The success of Tretherras students is something to be celebrated by the whole community”.