Students and staff at Callington Community College are celebrating outstanding A level results again this year, with almost 100% of students studying for A level examinations achieving a pass grade. Notably, there has been an increase in the number of students achieving the highest grades at A level, with a fantastic 45% of A level entries resulting in the top grades of A*, A or B. The proportion of students achieving a grade C has also increased this year by 7%. Students studying BTEC qualifications are celebrating a 100% pass rate, with many of them achieving the top grades of Distinction and Distinction*. These are all excellent achievements.
Congratulations to top Year 13 performers Lawrence Clarkson, Jess Hawkins, Yve Taylor, Sam Allen, Jenna Buxton and Harriet Stephens. Lawrence achieved A*s in Mathematics and Physics and As in Chemistry and Further Maths and is going on to read Natural Sciences at Durham University. Jess achieved A*s in Chemistry and Physics an A in Mathematics and a B in French and holds an unconditional offer to read Natural Sciences at Birmingham University. Yve achieved an A* in Biology, As in Chemistry and Mathematics and a B in Further Mathematics. She will be reading Biochemistry at the University of Warwick. With A*s in Mathematics and Physics and an A in Chemistry Sam will be taking up his unconditional offer to read Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nottingham. Jenna achieved A*s in Biology and Mathematics and an A in Chemistry and intends reading Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol following a gap year. With A*s in Photography and Textile Design alongside an A in Media studies, it is no surprise that Harriet will be undertaking a degree in a creative subject following a foundation Art course. It is of special note that Sam Scrivener achieved a triple Distinction Star in Sport – without dropping a mark! He also achieved a grade C in Food Technology. Sam will be going on to a degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Chester.
There have been other notable performances. Jay Crocker, Ming Dawe, Rosie Hellyar, Jenna Buxton and Niamh White (Year 12) all achieved A* for their Extended Projects. Patrick Channings achieved Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction, alongside a C in Media Studies and will be reading Sport at the University of Bath following an unconditional offer. Tess Masselink has an offer to read Biology, also at the University of Bath and has achieved A* in Biology, A in Maths, B in English Literature and a B in AS Chemistry. Iona Carslaw achieved an A* in English Language and Photography and a B in Geography and will be reading French and Journalism & Creative Writing at The University of Strathclyde and Allanah Taylor achieved AAC in Dance, Drama and English Literature. Also, Charlotte Watts will be studying next year at the Royal Academy of Dance having achieved one of the thirty places on offer this year.
Following government changes to the A level examinations, not all students in Year 12 now take AS levels. Congratulations however to Annie Coombes with A in Media Studies, Geography and Extended Project; Stella Sarmias A in French and Mathematics; Jack Walmsley A in Film Studies and Mathematics; Izzella Abbott, Laura Cawsey, Charlotte Skidmore, Johanna Tonkin Distinction* in Health and Social Care; Ayla Cauvain-West, Tom Hutchins, Callum Lundon-Carnegie Jacob Pratten, Charlie Taylor Distinction* in Music Performing; Lauren Clatworthy, Eloise Coldman, Eleanor Davies, Lydia Roissetter, Will Smith A in Drama; Amy Cornbill A in English Language; Ryan Ede, A in Media Studies; Sapphira Friend, Abi Winstone, A in Religious Studies; Erin Holman, Geography, Harry Lightfoot, Luke Nicolle Distinction* in Sport; Josh Mabin, Rosie Maciver-Redwood, Holly Neville, Olivia Thompson Freya Turley, Ed Whitley A in Mathematics and Megan Smith A in Psychology.
Principal, Kathy Hocking said, “Many congratulations to all the students and staff at Callington for another set of outstanding results. I am absolutely delighted that the students have achieved so well. Their results are testament to the hard work, positive attitudes and commitment of the students and staff, as well as the high level of support received from parents throughout the year. For our Year 13 students, the overwhelming majority of university applications have been successful this year and almost every student will study at their first choice of university. I am very proud of them all and of the excellent teaching and support they have received at the College. Many congratulations to everyone involved”.
All of our results and performance tables can be accessed here: Callington Community College Results