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Students celebrate as excellent results announced
An outstanding set of A Level results are being celebrated today by students at Cornwall College St Austell as almost 400 student collected their AS and A2 exam results.
Over 30 subjects saw a 100 per cent pass rate, which contributed to the College's overall 98 per cent achievement, above this year's national average.
Families and friends joined students to offer support on the day and congratulate loved ones.
Dave Linnell OBE, Principal of Cornwall College, said: Once again our students have excelled in their exams. These pass rates can be attributed to the students' hard work and dedication to their studies, as well as the commitment from lecturers to help them achieve the best they could.
"Most of our second year students are now going onto university to study towards their chosen careers. I wish them the best of luck for the future and look forward to hearing of their successes in years to come."
Clare Stubbs, 18, from Bugle, lived up to expectations by achieving four A grades Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics and will be taking up a place at Oxford University to study Chemistry.
Clare said: "I was really nervous about getting my results, but was so pleased when I realised I had got four As. I’m so excited about going to university and can’t wait to study Chemistry."
2009's results day also saw a new twist to proceedings. For students who were willing, results were posted live on Cornwall College's Twitter site after envelopes had been opened. The idea came about as a way of using new technology to instantly share good news with those who could not be at the College on the day instead of having to wait for contact from students.
Ian Slack, 24, from St Austell said: "Using Twitter to post results is a great idea. I was quite happy to have my result tweeted as I want to share my good news with everyone. I've achieved my aims and am going to university to study Law.
"I didn't do well in my GCSEs; to be honest I messed about all the time; but I realised I wanted to make something of my life and my lecturers at Cornwall College have helped me achieve that."