Best ever A-level results at Treviglas Community College

Thursday 17th August 2017

Treviglas students, parents and staff are celebrating a 100% A Level pass rate for the second year in a row and the best set of results the college has ever had. Students collecting their results this morning have excelled, with 60% achieving at least two or more A/A* grades in their level 3 qualifications.

Michelle Dunleavy, Acting Headteacher at Treviglas Community College said: “We are so delighted that our students have been rewarded with the grades they deserve following all the hard work they have put into their studies during their time with us in Post 16”.

Treviglas year 13 students excelled across the board, resulting in a 100 per cent pass rate. 80% of year 13 students have received offers from universities, 30% of whom are hoping to take up their place at a prestigious Russell Group University.   Among them is Hannah Govier, who gained A* in psychology and the extended project qualification, an A grade in history and a B in biology, giving her the grades she will need to study psychology and law. Luke Hopkins achieved top grades in physics, maths and geography to study geography at Durham University.

Vocational courses returned exceptional results and 100% of students studying for a level 3 extended certificate in health and social care, business, enterprise, business finance, ICT and travel and tourism attained the equivalent of A*-A grades. There were particular successes for thirty-six of our students, who each attained the equivalent of two or more A*-A grades in their vocational subjects, while eighteen of them achieved three or more A*-A grades.  Peter Parpulov achieved Distinction* in his business diploma, and in his extended certificates in both travel and tourism and enterprise and entrepreneurship. Peter achieved a wonderful total of 224 UCAS points, more than double the 104 points he required to take his place to study Business Economics at Plymouth University.

Results for the level 3 Extended Project were also exceptional. All thirteen students achieved A*-B grades, ten of whom were awarded the top A* grade for research projects on self-selected topics, as diverse as canine behaviour, plagiarism in music composition and China’s one-child policy. Each student wrote a 5000 word dissertation, in which they were required to demonstrate the advanced academic skills of research, analysis and evaluation. These students will benefit greatly from having completed a demanding and worthwhile qualification, which is viewed by many admissions tutors as an excellent preparation for university study.

Sandra Stephens, Director of Post 16 Studies at Treviglas Community College, said: “I am so proud of our students for gaining these results. Last year the progress our students made at A Level gave us a top ranking in county and so I am over the moon that results are even better this year. I am particularly pleased that so many of our students will use their success today to follow their aspiration to take university courses. These include Jody Audley, who will be taking up the offer of a place to study psychology at Cardiff University; Sam Booty hopes to follow her dream to study Sport, Physical Education and Coaching at Birmingham University; Amelia Old, Charlotte Laverick, Eivinta Seskeviciute, Tom Triplett, Jodie Hall and Jack Doswell-Lowe will all progress to study at Exeter University; Fabian Sienkewicz, a successful student of our unique Technicians’ Academy will take his A* grades in ICT to study Computer Systems at the University of Plymouth; Mate Hovanecz, Caprice Marshall, Callum Matthews, Jack Pritchard, Felix Smith, Elliott Sevier and Melanie Whitehead Smith will all progress to study a range of creative subjects at Falmouth University; Zoe Creeper has secured her place to study geography at Liverpool and Antonia Hendon is heading to Sheffield to study Law with Chinese Law.   They are among the many happy students who have had their university places confirmed today. I am equally delighted for many of our students, who have been successful in finding apprenticeships and employment and I would particularly like to congratulate Lucy Tabb on recently obtaining an apprenticeship in accountancy.”

Karen Ross, Headteacher, said: “Congratulations are due to the students, their families and staff on these exceptional results. I wish all our students the very best as they embark on the exciting next steps they are about to take.”


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