A* GCSE grades shine through at Newquay Tretherras for results day 2014.
The Sixth Form Centre at Newquay Tretherras was buzzing with excitement today as 271 students and their parents eagerly awaited the GCSE results.
All morning there were tears of joy and jubilation as the year group congratulated and hugged each other during a very emotional day. There were many impressive performances and several record breaking results: most notably, 40 students in total achieved an average grade of A or A*, and 44 students gained 5 or more of these highest grades. Top performers included Jordan Holroyd and Jasmine Tomlinson who both achieved 9 A* passes each, with Jordan achieving a coveted A** in Mathematics. Thomas Lutey, Jade Hunt and Sophia Fernley all gained 8 A* grades each.
Many subject staff were on hand to celebrate the results including Jane Hurley, Head of Year 11.
” I’m so proud of my year group: they have been a fantastic group of young people throughout the five years I have known them. Their work ethic has been incredible and they really deserve this success. I’m delighted that lots of them are coming back into our sixth form.”
There were many individual subject successes too with 100% pass rates in all the BTEC subjects and over 90% of the entire year group (243 students) achieved two or more A* – C grades in the Sciences, which is a record for the academy. Other subjects which achieved over 90% of grades at A*-C included Art, DT Graphics, English Language and Literature, Media Studies, Further Maths, Statistics, Music, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. In total eighty percent of all the grades awarded were A*-C.
“I’m thrilled for our students today,” said Sue Martin, Headteacher at Newquay Tretherras. ” Their results are a testament to their utter dedication and enthusiasm. I am fortunate to have a fantastic staff team who have pulled out all the stops as well as brilliant parents who have supported their sons and daughters all the way. I’m also particularly proud that NT has dramatically reduced the gap in attainment for the students who were eligible for free school meals to well below the national average. We have made this a priority this year and all the hard work has paid off. Congratulations to everyone involved!”
Sarah Karkeek, Chair of Governors was also present to witness the celebrations. “I’m very proud of the Newquay Tretherras family,” she said. “The team work between students, staff and parents has been outstanding and today has been a wonderful reward for everyone who has worked so hard. Congratulations and thanks to everyone!”
The Sixth Form team were busy throughout the morning offering individual guidance and support to the students regarding their subject choices and next steps. A total of 130 are expected to enrol into the sixth form to continue their success.