Exam Results

Press release 2017 GCE summer results

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.”

Press release 2017 GCSE summer results

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

Inspired students at Torpoint Community College, the first year through the new English and mathematics GCSEs have achieved an array of outstanding results. 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 85%, mathematics 74% and in both English and mathematics was 70%. This achievement across the College is a reflection of both each and every inspired individual learner and the hard working members of staff. 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 excellent 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, 61% 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 or an A* in a number of their GCSEs. Some particular Torpoint stars in terms of attainment this year include Elouise Baker, Ryan Carter, Luke Freeman, Katie Harvie, Craig Jones, Sophie Kunz, Noah Rees, George Rogers, Jess Spurling, Sophie Stacey and Adam Welch who achieved between them, a total of 4 grade 9, 5 Grade 8, 4 Grade 7, 11 Grade 6, 9 Grade A*, 28 Grade A and 24 Grade B.

The top two achievers this year were Katie Harvie and Luke Freeman, both achieving a fantastic set of grades and the College is extremely proud of both their effort and attainment with Katie achieving 5 grade A*, 1 grade A, 2 grades 9 and 1 grade 8 and Luke achieving 1 grade A*, 5 grade A, 1 grade 8, 1 grade 7 and 1 grade 6. However, there are many other students that have achieved excellent personal bests, making significant progress, and 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 2017 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 2017 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 English, French, Performing Arts, Art and Design where more than 85% of students achieved above A*- C (9 – 4) GCSE grades.

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”.