A Level Results 2012

Published: Friday, August 17, 2012
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Truro and Penwith College A Level Results 2012

The Headlines

  • The College’s biggest ever A Level entry
  • 99 % pass rate overall at A level (against a national pass rate of 97.8%)
  • A record 82 % of Truro and Penwith College students passed with the higher grades of A-C (6% above the national A-C grade pass rate of 76%)
  • 100% pass rate achieved in 32 subjects
  • A record 237 A* grades awarded
  • 55 students achieved 4 straight grade As or A*s
  • 784 students passed 3 or more A Levels
  • 262 students passed 4 or more A Levels

Very high numbers of students were successful in traditional A Level subjects:

  • Biology : 181 students
  • Chemistry: 182 students
  • English : 411 students
  • History: 159 students
  • Mathematics: 265 students
  • Physics: 122 students

David Walrond, Principal of Truro and Penwith College, hailed what he described as “another set of simply outstanding A level results which reflect the fantastic work of students and staff alike here. It really is a tribute to the great partnership between teaching and learning that exists at this college”.

He added: “As we have expanded the range of what is on offer here, and seen student numbers grow, that greater choice and that concentration of specialist post-16 academic expertise have produced not just outstanding exam results like these, but also excellent progression into the most competitive degree courses and careers.  Results days are inspiring to everyone who works here because you see students celebrating what they have achieved and also witness that moment when they realise just what that achievement now opens up for them in terms of the next stage of their lives.”

Director of Quality, Mark Arnold, said:  “These great A level results conclude a summer of celebration for us as they follow the highest ever IB achievements, the best ever vocational course results, and the largest and most successful degree level cohort in our history.”