A Level Results 2018
Sixth Form students and staff at Callington Community College have been rewarded for all their hard work, dedication and commitment over the past two years by securing outstanding A level results. This year’s cohort of students has once again performed superbly, and for many of the students it is a fitting end to their time at the College. They will now look forward with excitement in pursuing the next step of their young lives.
The key headlines are as follows:
- An improvement in the proportion of students securing higher grades, with the biggest improvement in the proportion of A*/A grades.
- The majority of subjects have seen a significant improvement in their outcomes
- 99% of students entered for A Level qualifications have successfully passed
- All vocational students entered successfully passed their qualifications with over 80% of grades being awarded a Distinction* or Distinction
- The average grade at A Level has risen by the equivalent of half a grade compared to last year’s outcomes.
- All students who have applied to Higher Education have been accepted into their first choice institution and on their preferred course.
Congratulations must go to all students in recognising their many achievements both inside and outside of the classroom. The students have embraced every aspect of sixth form life and have been superb role models to the younger students and the wider community. Many students have successfully completed additional qualifications such as Level 3 EPQ, Higher Sports Leaders Award (HSLA) and First Aid in addition to giving up their time to help run College clubs, support younger students, volunteer within the community, support curriculum areas as well as being involved in College productions, music shows, sporting events and challenge week.
A special mention must be given to Sarah G, who achieved all A grades across her four A level subjects and has been offered a place at the University of Oxford to read History and Politics. Sixth Form student of the Year, Sam Lane, achieved an incredible three A*s and an A and will now attend the University of St Andrews to read Astrophysics. Other students who achieved all A*s, As and Bs across all their A level subjects include Amy Griffin, Erin Hilsdon, Ryan Langman, Katie Neal, Ellie Petherick-Davies, Emily Warren, Beth Garlick and Lydia Glossop. Jodie Statham also achieved all Distinction* in her Sport and Music vocational qualifications.
The majority of students will travel the width and breadth of the country over the coming months to continue their studies at university. Students have been successful in securing places at Loughborough University, University of Leeds, University of Sheffield, University of Nottingham, University of Oxford, University of St Andrews, University of Bristol, University of Aberdeen, University of Middlesex, University of Westminster (London) and more closer to home, Plymouth University, Falmouth University and Exeter University.
The diversity and range of courses that the students have been accepted to study include Early Childhood Studies, Children’s Nursing, Paramedic Science, History, Physics, Business, Film, Photography and Media, Psychology, Photography, Neuroscience, Graphic Design, Law, Astrophysics, Mathematics, Filmmaking, Marine Sciences, Primary Education, Biochemistry, Dance, Mechanical Engineering, Musical Theatre, Midwifery, Aerospace Engineering, Sociology and Criminology.
Other students have also been successful in securing higher level apprenticeships with Babcock International as well as local companies.
Head of Sixth Form, Alan Yendell commented ‘I am delighted for the students who have been rewarded for all their hard work, dedication and commitment over the past two years. This group of students have been an honour to work with and they have been a credit to themselves, their family and the College. The students have been brilliantly supported by our amazing teachers and staff and we are all really proud of them and we wish them continued success in their futures’
GCSE Results 2018
Joy and relief filled the air at Callington Community College today as Year 11 students collected their long-awaited GCSE results. It was a delight to see so many students rewarded for their hard work and commitment during their time at the College. We are pleased to report some sensational results with 2 students scoring a Grade 7 or above in all subjects (Annabelle Early and Jacob Thomas-Hegarty). This sort of achievement takes an enormous amount of hard work and commitment and is especially impressive during a period of significant change in the examination system. Nationally 732 students secured 7 or more grade 9s – congratulations to Annabelle who joins this group of top achieving students. Keeping it in the family, Thomas Early (in Year 9) has secured an A* in GCSE Further Maths. Well done!
Across all subjects we are pleased to report 43 Grade 9s. This is the highest grade possible in the new system for GCSEs. There were some excellent individual successes including Tamar Hearne, Leah Jones, Amber Lazenbury, Poppy Olsson, Matthew Sarmias and Jack Lancashire. These results are richly deserved. Our students have worked with great determination and focus in order to achieve these fantastic outcomes.
Whilst acknowledging the enormous achievements of the most able is important, what gives us the greatest pleasure is the consistent progress that our students make - notable, is the progress of Sebastian Outram, Matthew Dowle, Katherine Wherry and Daniel Rawles.
These achievements allow our students to follow the path of their choice, whether that be into further education, apprenticeships or other vocational training. Even more impressive is the fact these results come on the back of our super A-Level outcomes last week – we are so proud of all involved and look forward to many of our students joining our Sixth Form and will continue to support them through their A-Level programmes.
We are immensely proud of our students and their achievements. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our talented and dedicated staff, as well as our parents, for their continued support. Our achievements are a real team effort and should be enjoyed by all of our community.”
We wish all our students good luck with their future plans.
All of our results and performance tables can be accessed here: Callington Community College Results