2023 Examination Results at Torpoint Community College
Torpoint Community College is an aspirational school, committed to our desire to “inspire optimistic learners”. We are therefore hugely proud of the students who achieved an array of outstanding GCSE and Btec examination results. It is worth remembering that this cohort of students experienced periods of remote learning during the pandemic, but the resilience and determination demonstrated by all students is to be much admired this summer.
The percentage of students attaining GCSE grades of 4 or above, identified as the standard pass, in both English and mathematics was 60%. 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 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 step”.
At this early stage of examination analysis, with several results yet to come in and the array of changes to courses, examinations and GCSEs, 54% 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 several students who excelled academically this year and there are many students who should feel hugely proud of what they have achieved.
It is clear from the results, that the class of 2023 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. 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 Btecs. The resilience that the students have demonstrated under such conditions, because of the pandemic, is remarkable. You are all exceptional, inspiring and talented young people, and we couldn’t be prouder of you. Well done”.
Torpoint Community College A Level Results 2023
Staff at Torpoint Community College would like to say a huge congratulations to all our students who collected their final A Level and CAMTEC results today and have done so well. The experience for this cohort of students was unique, as this was the first time they experienced formal public examinations, as their GCSE examinations were cancelled due to COVID. We are very pleased to be celebrating some superb achievements with a higher than normal number of students applying for University. Over 70% of this year group applied for University this year with a significant number achieving their first choice place. We are proud that all our students are either going on in education or taking up employment through apprenticeships.
Some students have achieved particularly well this year. Alex Freeman and Rosie Robinson-Jones both achieved Double Distinction* in CAMTEC Sport: Alex also achieved an A grade in Chemistry and a B grade in Geography; Rosie achieved B grades in both Chemistry and Geography. Molly Evans achieved B grades in both Art and Design and History and there were outstanding personal achievements in several other subjects.
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.
Overall, the College is delighted. Retiring Head of Sixth Form, John Golding said, “At the end of another very challenging year, I am incredibly proud to be part of such an amazing Sixth Form with such wonderful students, parents and staff. This cohort of young people have shown remarkable resilience and positivity to keep working hard in the most difficult of situations. Many of them have coped with huge personal challenges and I am delighted to see them being rewarded today. It has been a real privilege to have this cohort of students as my final Sixth Form group. We are one of the smallest school Sixth Forms 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 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”.