Proud Treviglas students were able to celebrate their successes and achievements when they collected their GCSE results today. This year saw the much anticipated first set of results for the new, more rigorous, GCSEs in maths and English. In these exams, students were graded between 9 and 1, alongside traditional grades of A*-G in their other subjects.
Many of Treviglas’ students excelled across the board, with impressive performances from Charley Van Koutrik, Joseph Surridge, Jack Rivers, Kelvin Griffiths, Lewis Kratky, Sophie Castley, Luke Deveson, Zoe Nichols, Lucy Wierzbicki and Kaitlyn Ryan who achieved A*s, or the equivalent grade 8, in English language, English literature, maths, art, business and music.
Michelle Dunleavy, Acting Headteacher, said: ‘I am so proud that we have successfully closed the gap between the progress of our disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students. I thank all of our teaching staff who have worked so hard to support all of our students’ progress. I am also pleased that our boys’ achievement was very similar to that of our girls, which isn’t the usual national picture.’ Karen Ross, Headteacher, said: ‘It was great to see such promising results in geography. This is a subject that has strongly grown in popularity with our students in recent years. Our exciting foreign visits to countries such as Borneo and the impending and immensely popular Iceland field trip planned for October 2018 are bringing the subject alive for our students. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our families for all the support they have given us over the last five years.’
Exceptional results were seen in health and social care, with half of students achieving either a distinction or a distinction star. Many of these students can now continue their aspirations to work in this sector and contribute to our community. Incredible results were seen in sport, mirroring the success that Treviglas’ sports teams and individuals have had across the year, including county finalists in Year 10 boys football, South West Champions in Year 10 girls rugby and fantastic rugby results lower down the school.
Theresa Frost, Chair of Governors, said: ‘I am very proud of the young people at our college and their hard work that has gone into achieving these results. This hard work has not only been reflected in their GCSEs today but also in their many successes throughout the year. It is fantastic today to see our staff celebrating alongside students, sharing in their joy and excitement at planning for the next stage in their lives. We are all relishing the new challenges and changes that lie ahead for Treviglas Community College over the coming year.’