Exam Results

Torpoint Community College A Level Results 2019

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

Staff at Torpoint Community College would like to say a huge congratulations to all our students who picked up their results today and have done so well.  For a number of subjects this was the first time sitting new style 2 year A levels and these courses are significantly more challenging.  We are very pleased to be celebrating some superb achievements with a higher than normal number of students applying for University.  Over 75% of the year group applied for University this year with most achieving their first choice places.  Early indications suggest that the college is doing better than in previous years and is likely to be in line or better than national averages with many individuals doing exceptionally well.  As last year, apprenticeships were very popular and a significant number of students hedged their bets and applied for both university and an apprenticeship.  The majority of students 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 have done particularly well this year.  Elouise Baker achieved grades of A, A and B in Biology, Psychology and Chemistry and is intending to study medicine at the University of Exeter.  Saowalak Jansongkroh and Finley-Mae Stainfield achieved A grades in Art, Craft and Design and both now intend to pursue careers in art and design by studying at Plymouth and Reading respectively.  Alongside A Level success, once again our CAMTEC Sports students achieved several excellent results with Grace Cowd, Cailan Robertson, Iona Ferguson and Alex Richardson in particular achieving Distinctions on a number of units.

Many of our students reached or exceeded their targets and should be extremely 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 significant number of students offered Unconditional places by universities this year.  Sometimes this can lead to students taking their foot off the pedal but not at Torpoint and we are delighted to see that those students still achieved their targets.  Well done to everyone.

Overall the College is delighted.  Head of Sixth Form, John Golding said, “At the end of my first year as Head of Sixth Form I am incredibly proud to be part of such an amazing Sixth Form with such wonderful students, parents and staff.  We are the smallest school Sixth Form in Cornwall and yet our students are now ready and willing to take their places on the world stage.  They are confident to stand heads and shoulders with the best and have the necessary skills and expertise to flourish in their chosen careers.  Best of luck to the next generation of doctors, lawyers, scientists, computer programmers, physiotherapists, teachers, nurses and so much more.  The College would like to thank each and every student for working so hard over the last two years and also thank the parents and carers of our students who have given them such unwavering support.  The College Leadership Team would also like to thank each member of staff for going the extra mile to support our students.”

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Press release 2019 GCSE summer results

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 now the third year through the new English and mathematics GCSEs and the second year through 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 over 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 and mathematics was 72%. Dr Jeremy Plumb, 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, 57% of students gained a minimum of 5 or more GCSEs grade 4 or above including English and mathematics. Students achieved the highest grades of 9 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 2019 when students collect their examination certificates.

Although it is difficult to make direct comparisons with previous years, due to the complex changes in grading of GCSE, it is clear from the results that the class of 2019 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.

Progress 8 was introduced in 2016 as the headline indicator of school performance. Progress 8 aims to capture the progress that each student in a school makes from the end of primary school to the end of year 11. It is a type of value added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the progress of all other students nationally with similar prior attainment. Every increase in every grade a student achieves will attract additional credit in school performance tables. The progress 8 at Torpoint Community College has improved again this year showing a three year trend of increased progress for all students from 2017 to 2019.

Dr Jeremy Plumb, 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 and inspire others in their chosen journey after GCSEs and A-Levels. Well done”.