Excited Newquay Tretherras Year 11 Students shared magnificent moments of celebration with friends, family and staff as they collected their GCSE results today.
In fact, the 263 Year 11 students, collected the best ever set of GCSE results at Newquay Tretherras, setting new records and bucking the national trend of falling results.
There were many impressive performances and several record-breaking results: most notably, 70% of all students gained A*-C’s in both English and Maths, which is a new record for Newquay Tretherras, and up 3% on the previous year. Whilst the national picture has shown a decline with less than 67% of all entries achieving A* to C, this measure has risen at Newquay Tretherras to a tremendous 75%, again up 3% on last year.
A total of 45 students achieved 4 or more grades at A or A*. Top performers included Tia Wright (9 A*s and 1 A), Rachel Millington (8 A*s and 2 As), Anna Knight (8 A*s and 2 As), Philippa Mak (7 A*s, 2 As and 1 B), Mia Blum (6 A*s and 4 As), Louis Emanuel (5 A*s, 3 As and 1 Dist). Amassing an incredible 43 A*s between them.
Rachel Millington commented, “I’m really pleased with my results. I am going to carry on at Sixth Form to do A Levels.’
Tia Wright, who didn’t stop smiling all morning and was almost speechless added, “I am so happy and so relieved too. I just can’t stop smiling!”
Students who made the most progress in the Year Group were Cerys Squance-Clark, Freya Percy, Keenun Crook and Rory Tellam, who all achieved some amazing results.
Gifted students Year 8 students, Alex Mousely and Sam Millington, both achieved extraordinary results by taking their GCSE Maths 3 years early and gaining an A*.
Many subject staff were on hand to celebrate the results including Alison Thomas, Head of Year 11, “We are immensely proud of this year group and are delighted with the results for the students. They have gained an outstanding set of results as a cohort as well as some astounding individual results. This is a testament to their hard work and the support of their parents over the last five years. They have been a joy to work with and thoroughly deserve this fantastic set of results. It was great to see so many tears of joy and delighted faces as they opened their envelopes.”
There were many individual subject successes, with over 90% of grades at C or above in Art, Music, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Photography, PE, Media, Further Maths, ICT and Health & Social Care.
“We are celebrating our best ever GCSE results this year with 70% of pupils achieving at least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths,” said Mrs Samantha Fairbairn, Headteacher at Newquay Tretherras. “These results are a testament to their utter dedication and enthusiasm. We 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, once again, dramatically improved the attainment of students who were eligible for free school meals to 68%, which is significantly above the national average. We have also improved the performance of boys through additional mentoring and support this year and all the hard work has paid off. Coming on top of some great Key Stage 5 results last week, this is a double celebration for NT! Congratulations to everyone involved!”
Mrs Sarah Karkeek, Chair of NET Directors was also present to witness the celebrations. “I’m very proud of the Newquay Tretherras family,” she said. “The smiles and hugs said it all this morning. Our Year 11 students have achieved the excellent results they so richly deserved!”
Year 10 students also had the opportunity to celebrate a great set of results as they collected their results later in the morning.
The Sixth Form team were busy throughout the morning offering individual guidance and support to the students regarding their subject choices and next steps. Over 50% are returning to the Newquay Tretherras Sixth to continue with their A Level Studies and Vocational Courses.