A Level Results 2014

Torpoint Community College A Level Results 2014

The College is celebrating some of its best ever achievements with a higher than usual number of students applying for University.  Staff at TCC would like to say big congratulations to all students who picked up their results today and have done so well.  80% of the year group applied for University and nearly all students have achieved their first choice.  15% of students will be attending prestigious Russell Group Universities in September, bucking national statistics for these top places.  Early indications suggest the College is doing even better than last year’s high results and overall is likely to be in line or better than national averages with many individuals doing exceptionally well

Notable individual outcomes are Matt Allen who achieved AAAB in Biology, Maths, Physics and Chemistry as well as an A In General Studies He will be attending Princeton USA in September studying  a science degree.  He is the only student in Cornwall this year to attend such a prestigious institution.  Achieving the College’s best ever grades is Kirsty McBain, Kirsty gained three A*’s in Biology, Chemistry and Maths and she will be going to Bristol University to study Biochemistry. Katie Hart achieved all A grades in English Literature, English Language and Media Studies. Katie has deferred her University place as she is looking to gain practical work experience in the world of Media before taking this up as her chosen course in 2016. Other students who did exceptionally well are Simone Steenhagen who achieved AAB, Matt House, who also achieved AAB and Ellie Jo O’Connell who secured A* BB.

Many students reached or exceeded their targets and should be incredibly proud of what they have achieved. Jack Hodgetts achieved BBB and Natasha Moore smashed her targets with ABB, similarly Sam Turner did much better than data predicted he could and he also got ABB. This is testament to their hard work and that of their teachers.

Three students were offered Unconditional places at University this year, Hannah Noone, Meg Charman and Katie Hart. These students so impressed admissions tutors that they were offered a guaranteed place prior to their results: an excellent and incredibly rare achievement.

Overall the College is delighted. Head of Sixth Form, Becky Lear said, “Once again I feel exceptionally proud to be part of such an amazing Sixth Form with such wonderful students. We are a small institution, and yet these students are ready and willing to take their places on the world stage and they are confident to stand head and shoulders with the best. We are producing the next generation of lawyers, scientists, politicians, physiotherapists, nurse and so much more. I would like to thank each student for working so hard and each teacher for going the extra mile to support every student.”

Headteacher, Andrea Hazeldine said “We are right to be proud of the students’ successes however their excellent achievements are a result of hard work and careful preparation combined with the students’ ability to seize the opportunities that the College provides.  We wish our students well as they take their places at university, apprenticeships or in employment: a great achievement”.