Torpoint Community College GCSE Results 2018

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”.