Summer of Success for Newquay Tretherras
Newquay Tretherras students celebrated their KS4 exam success with families and friends this morning as they collected their much awaited results. Students and staff have eagerly anticipated this set of results as many subjects are new qualifications in their first year, with content that is more challenging and under different assessment criteria. 2018 is the most significant year of GCSE reform, with 14 of our new GCSEs and BTECs being awarded for the first time. This follows the introduction of the first awarding of 9-1 grades in the reformed English language, English literature and maths GCSEs in the summer of 2017.
Particular congratulations for their high achievements go to the following students who all achieved strings of Grade 8s and 9s, the very highest grades possible: Erin Burt, Matti de Beer, Robin Blackman Libby Evans, Cameron Frazer, Jack Higginson, Molly Maguire King, Ella Owen Eddie Pearce, Yuma Rigolli, Rhiannon Wooldridge and Shannon Wright.
Headteacher Samantha Fairbairn said, “Our students have much to celebrate and we wish them warm congratulations on their hard earned achievements. We are delighted that our strengths in creative and performing arts and all of the sciences have been reflected in particularly strong outcomes in these subjects, despite the introduction of new courses and style of exams. We have achieved high numbers of grade 9s this year and 59 were awarded to our students. This new grade is 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 (some of our students had to sit 27 exams), the content of the syllabus (no coursework) and the style of exam questions.
We would also like to congratulate Year 10 students, Sam Millington and Alex Mousley, and Zac Spark in Year 9, who all achieved grade 9s in GCSE mathematics. Sam also achieved an early grade 9 in GCSE Music.
We are thrilled with the individual successes of our students in the new qualifications, and we are proud of our dedicated and talented staff, who have worked tirelessly to achieve the best outcomes for the students in their care.
Congratulations must also go to our fantastically supportive parents, who have worked extremely hard to support students through the many challenges of the summer exam season!’
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”.