Exam Results

Torpoint Community College A Level Results 2018

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. These 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 Tom Lancaster who achieved an A* in Maths and A’s in Physics and Computer Science as well as an A* in his EPQ. He is hoping to be studying Computer Science at Cambridge University. Congratulations Tom, an amazing achievement.  Other students who did exceptionally well are Sam Wainwright who was studying 4 A Levels and achieved AABB in Maths & Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science. Sam  is a keen mathematician and will be attending one of the top places in the country for Maths. A particular well done goes to all the Torpoint Maths  students who have done exceptionally well. In a group of just 6 students there was 1A* and  3A’s and 2 B’s;  all achieved or exceeded their targets. James Knott is another student who did exceptionally well – however he heard shortly before finishing his exams that he had a place to purse his dreams and a highly prestigious degree in ballet and contemporary dance with the Ballet Rambert. Slightly different from the Biochemistry degree at Oxford University he had been going for!  Congratulations James – this is such an amazing opportunity.  Congratulations also to all of the Extended Project students. They also did exceptionally well with 4 of the 10 achieving A*’s and then 2A’s and 4 B’s. The EPQ is a superb qualification to have as it shows independent learning skills and research and analysis techniques that will be invaluable at University.

Many students reached or exceeded their targets and should be incredibly proud of what they have achieved and we are so pleased to have so many get in to their University places and Apprenticeships. Once again, we had a record number of students offered Unconditional places this year. Sometimes this means students take their foot off the pedal, but not at TCC. Well done to everyone.

It also needs to be mentioned that the Year 12 students also did well, in particular the AS Art students who achieved A’s and B’s. This bodes very well for next year and your hard work has paid dividends. The arts are alive and well at TCC!

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.”

Torpoint Community College GCSE Results 2018

Inspired Optimistic Learners” from Torpoint Community College celebrate their GCSE results.

Inspired students at Torpoint Community College, have achieved an array of outstanding GCSE examination results. This is only the second year through the new English and mathematics GCSEs and the first year though many of the new reformed GCSEs for most other subjects. Hailed as the most significant change in the examination system since O-levels were replaced 30 years ago, the “more demanding, more fulfilling and more stretching” examinations were introduced to help the UK better compete internationally. The new GCSEs cover more challenging content and are designed to match standards in the strongest performing education systems elsewhere in the world. 

The number of students attaining GCSE grades of 4 or above, identified as the standard pass, in English was 68%, mathematics 67% and in both English and mathematics was 56%. Dr Jeremy Plumb, Acting Headteacher said “This achievement across the College is a reflection of each and every inspired individual learner, together with the support and encouragement of their families. Congratulations to all students for their individual achievement and praise to all staff who have steered the students through the new courses and examinations. The College is looking forward to welcoming a significant number of these students into the hugely successful Sixth Form at the College which again this year also celebrates good results and sees every student move successfully to their next steps”

At this early stage of examination analysis, with several results yet to come in and the array of changes to courses, examinations and GCSEs, 51% of students gained a minimum of 5 or more GCSEs grades at C / 4 or above including English and mathematics. Students achieved the highest grades of 9, an A* or a Distinction in a number of their GCSEs and Btec courses. There were particular Torpoint Community College stars in terms of attainment this year and there are many other students that have achieved excellent personal bests, making significant progress. The College congratulates all students for their own outstanding achievement. The achievement of all individuals will be celebrated at a special awards ceremony in December 2018 when students collect their examination certificates. 

Although it is difficult to make direct comparisons with previous years, due to the changes in GCSEs, it is clear from the results that the class of 2018 was a very special group and whilst students celebrated their achievements, individual subject areas celebrated student successes with above average pass rates in an array of different curriculum areas, including art, drama, English, mathematics, PE, religious studies, Spanish, separate sciences and textiles.   

Dr Jeremy Plumb, Acting Headteacher at the College said “All the staff and Governors at the College are extremely proud of our students’ achievements and are looking forward to watching them continue to achieve in their chosen journey after GCSEs and A-Levels. Well done”.