GCSE Results 2017

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”.