As well as achieving 100% pass rates in 30 subjects, matching last year?s record breaking figures, the College enjoyed an overall pass rate of 98% which is above the national average of 97.2.
Congratulating the students, Principal John Latham said: "We are proud of our students who have excelled again this year. The College has continued to improve its quality - we are especially proud of our English Language and Film Studies A-levels which each saw a 94% pass rate at grades A-C. Business Studies also saw outstanding results with a 93% pass rate at grades A-C."
Tom Cotton, 18, from St Austell, formerly a pupil at Penrice School, was delighted to achieve A grades in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, and Physics. He also achieved AS levels Chemistry at grade A with History grade B. His results will enable him to go on to study a Mathematics Degree, at London’s Imperial College. He said: "I’m really happy with my results. I enjoyed all my A-level subjects. I particularly enjoyed a trip to Poland as part of my History studies, it was a brilliant experience."
Amber Simler, 18, also from St Austell, formerly a pupil at Penrice School, also received great results, achieving A grades in Graphics and Communication Studies, with Bs in English and Psychology (AS). She said: "My teachers have helped me through every step of the way and have been really supportive. I’ll be sad to leave College. I’ve really enjoyed studying all my A-levels." Amber is going on to study Psychology at the University of Plymouth.
Luke Phillips, 18, from St Austell, formerly a pupil at Roseland School, was another happy student on A-level results day. He said; "I went to Truro College for a year and a half but the then I decided to come here, the College culture and it’s location just worked better for me. I’m really happy with my results and I’m hoping to go onto Cardiff University."
Beckie Power of Barncoose near Redruth, opened her results to reveal A grades in Psychology, Law and Sociology and a B grade in English Literature. An excited Beckie said: ”It’s perfect! I wanted to study for a BSc in Psychology at Exeter and with these results that’s what I’ll be doing.” Beckie who was a student ambassador for the college and peer mentor to pupils at her previous school added: “I want to work with disadvantaged children and people who have encountered problems. I’ve enjoyed my time here, I’ve had loads of support from my tutors, everyone is so friendly and always there for you.”
Fellow student and friend Samantha Pengilly, from Kehelland near Camborne, achieved an A grade in Sociology and B grades in Psychology and Government and Politics. She joins Beckie at Exeter. “I hope to become a Psychology lecturer.” said Samantha. “I’ve made some great friends and really enjoyed my time here.”
Head of the A Level Centre at Cornwall College Camborne, Deborah Knowles-Martin said: “We are delighted with the success of our students which is the result of hard work and dedication. This is a tribute to everyone involved and I want to say a big thank you to all the staff and students for these fantastic results. The A Level Centre continues to go from strength to strength, providing an outstanding range of courses for young people in Cornwall.”
Another student headed for Exeter is Scott Pascoe. Having gained an A grade in Mathematics and B grades in Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry, Scott will be taking a Maths Degree at the University of Exeter.
But perhaps the best received results of the day were for Jordan Moran who gained a B grade in Politics and C grades in History and Psychology. Said Jordan: ”I’m dyslexic, so these results are very good. I’m now going to the University of Winchester to take a BA in Modern History and intend to take up a career in teaching, probably history or politics. The dyslexia facilities at Cornwall College were very good and the tutors friendly and supportive, I’ve really gained confidence during my time here.”
View ITV Westcountry’s report on A-levels including staff and students from Cornwall College St Austell