GCSE Results 2016
“Inspired Optimistic Learners” from Torpoint Community College celebrate outstanding results with significant improvements to last year’s results with a year upon year increase.
Inspired students at Torpoint Community College have achieved outstanding results with a significant improvement in the number of students attaining GCSE grades including English and Mathematics. Students at Torpoint have made above their expected progress where nearly 10% of students achieved an A* in their GCSEs. This significant improvement 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, nearly 60% of students gained a minimum of 5 or more GCSEs grades A* – C including English and Mathematics. Some particular TCC stars in terms of attainment this year include Tom Lancaster with 2 A*, 6 A, 1 B, 1 C, Ethan Hunt with 2 A*, 3 A, 2 B, 1 C, Matthew Clarke with 2 A*, 4 A, 3 B, Olivia Leeman with 2 A*, 4 A, 3 B, Sam Wainwright with 2 A*, 2 A, 4 B, 2 C, Mel Hart with 2 A*, 7 B and Bryonny Pearton with 1 A*, 3 A, 5 B, 1 C. However, there are many other students that have made significant progress and the College congratulates all students for their outstanding achievement. The achievement of all individuals will be celebrated at a special awards ceremony in December 2016 when students collect their examination certificates.
The College is immensely proud to be a fully inclusive College and students at the College on vocational programmes also did exceptionally well achieving distinctions and merits from their Btec and ASDAN courses. It was clear that the class of 2016 was a very special group and whilst students celebrated their achievements, individual subject areas celebrated student successes with above average pass rates in over 10 different curriculum areas.
Jeremy Plumb, Deputy 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 supporting them over the next few years. Well done”.
A Level Results 2016
Staff at TCC would like to say big congratulations to all students who picked up their results today and have done so well. The college are 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 many 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.
One student in particular who has done exceptionally well is Lucy Haggerty who achieved all A*s in her Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Extended Project. She will be following in her sister’s footsteps and going to Imperial College where she will be pursuing Medicinal Chemistry. Congratulations Lucy an amazing achievement. Other students who did exceptionally well are Bethen Hughes who attained AAB and an A in her Extended Project. She is off to study Literature in Reading. Stefan Marks joined the Sixth Form as a year 14 from a Plymouth Grammar school and has done very well and will be following his dream to study Agricultural Science. Pamela Castle has wanted to be a vet since she was a very young girl and will now be pursuing veterinary science at the Royal Veterinary College in September. Congratulations Pam – very well deserved. She will be joined by our previous Head Girl, India Crawford who has also successfully made it to the RVC this year after making the difficult decision to repeat Year 13 instead of taking a different course. She persevered and will also now achieve her lifelong ambition of becoming a vet. 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.
Once again two students were offered unconditional places at University this year, Katie Hall and Meg Stewart. These students so impressed admissions tutors that they were offered a guaranteed place prior to their results. An excellent and incredibly rare achievement. Katie will be pursuing Psychology in Swansea and Meg actually turned down her unconditional, instead going for a much higher tariff offer and she will be pursuing Business Management at Queen Mary’s in London. Huge congratulations to Connor Andrews who has done exceptionally well in his Sport, Psychology and Biology A Levels alongside a gruelling swimming schedule. We expect to hear great things from him in the future. He will be studying Sport Science alongside the best of the best in Bath. Congratulations to Heather Warburton who has exceeded all her targets to achieve her dream of studying Forensic Science. Head Boy David Jory is off to Huddersfield to study Transport Management. Something he has always wanted.
It also needs to be mentioned that the Year 12 students also did very well, in particular Cody Robinson, Alex Watkins and Will Allen. Will was selected from thousands and took part in a US Summer School this year and is hoping to follow in his brothers footsteps and win a scholarship to study in the US. Matt Allen is currently at Princeton and Will is well on track to join his brother. Congratulations to all of Year 12 as well.
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 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. 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.”