A Level Results 2017

Inspired Optimistic Learners” from Torpoint Community College celebrate outstanding results.

Staff at TCC would like to say big congratulations to all students who picked up their results today and have done so well, especially in the new style 2 Year A Levels. The new style courses are significantly more challenging and involve a totally different style of learning for students who were used to the modular style. We are very pleased to be celebrating some superb achievements with a higher than normal number of students applying for University. Nearly 70% of the year group applied for University with most achieving their first choice places. Close to 20% of those who applied for University will be attending prestigious Russell Group Universities in September. Early indications suggest the college is doing better than last year overall and is likely to be in line or better than national averages with many individuals doing exceptionally well. Apprenticeships were popular this year with a significant number of students hedging their bets and applying for both university and an apprenticeship. Nearly all of those who applied for university have achieved their preferred choice. We are proud that all of our students are either going on in education or taking up employment. Well done to them all. 

Some students who have done exceptionally well are Jon Paul Gill who achieved an A* in Maths and A’s in Physics and English Language. He will be studying Mathematics at Cardiff University. Congratulations Jon Paul, an amazing achievement.  Other students who did exceptionally well are Will Allen who was studying 4 A Levels and achieved A* in Art and Design, an A in Maths and a B and C in Computing and Physics. Will is going to fulfil his ambition to become an architect and is going to be going to study at the top place in the country for architecture, Bath University. A particular well done goes to the Torpoint Art & Design students who have done exceptionally well. In a group of just 7 students there were 4 A* and A’s and all achieved or exceeded their targets. The Arts are alive and well at TCC! Congratulations to all of the artists, they were an amazing bunch. James Fortt studied 4 A Levels and achieved B’s in all of them. He will be going to Bristol to study Computing. Congratulations James. Alex Watkins achieved an A and 2 B’s and will be studying Mathematics at Exeter University.

Many students reached or exceeded their targets and should be incredibly proud of what they have achieved, especially those who worked so hard to improve grades from their AS outcomes. As students were studying the new style A Levels, this year was always going to be unpredictable, but the hard work has paid off and staff at TCC couldn’t be happier.

It also needs to be mentioned that the Year 12 students also did very well, in particular Sam Wainwright and Tom Lancaster. They achieved all A’s in all 4 of their subjects! Well done boys. This bodes very well for next year and your hard work has paid dividends.

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 and staff. We are the smallest sixth form in Cornwall, and yet our 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. Best of luck to the next generation of lawyers, scientists, politicians, physiotherapists, nurses and so much more. The College and staff would like to thank each student for working so hard and the Leadership Team would like to thank each member of staff for going the extra mile to support our fantastic students.”