NT students celebrated another excellent set of A Level and Vocational exam results today. With an overall pass rate of 99.3% and almost 50% of students gaining A*-B grades at A Level new records have once again been set.
Tia Wright (Bio-Chemistry) and Louis Emmanuel (Engineering) have gained places at Oxford University after achieving perfect A*A*A* results. Rachel Millington gained 2 A* passes and an A to win a place to study Medicine at Plymouth Medical School. In all 9 students gained 3 A grades or better this year, and are set to take up places at our top universities.
9 A Level departments achieved results in the top 25% nationally, and for the fourth year running the school has performed above national levels, an outstanding achievement.
Vocational courses were again very successful with 37% of students achieving the top Distinction Star grade, and at AS Level, 37% gained A – B grades.
Director of 14-19 Learning, James Hammersley said “It is fantastic to see the fruits of our students labours. They are great results and we are incredibly proud of what they have achieved, they are fully deserved. It proves that Tretherras students can do anything they set their minds to, they have exciting futures ahead of them”.
Headteacher, Samantha Fairbairn, commented “Many congratulations to everyone! These results are a reflection of the care and excellent teaching delivered by our fantastic staff, a tribute to the dedication and hard work of our wonderful students and a real credit to our parents, who have much to feel proud of today. These results include the creative and performing arts, sport and languages, which are subjects that are sadly in decline in many other schools. In these times of increased funding pressures for schools, we are still holding on the breadth of curriculum offer we believe is important for our young people’s life chances and for our society”.
CEO of Newquay Education Trust, Sarah Karkeek added “We are delighted with these excellent results, achieved in challenging times of curriculum and exam changes. Our students richly deserve their success and we congratulate them on their hard work, focus and resilience. We also thank our staff for their exceptional work and our parents for their unwavering support”.