GCSE Results Advice

Getting your GCSE results is a time where excitement and stress can walk hand-in-hand.

Luckily, Truro and Penwith College is here to help you through it and to make sure your results work for you. 

When you open your results up, don't worry if they aren't what you were expecting as the College is just a phone call away on 01872 267000 and is happy to go through your results and options with you. You should have received an email during the summer with your Course Confirmation phone slot. It is essential that you phone during this slot to make sure everyone is able to get through to the College.

If you have not received your email, please let us know ASAP by emailing enquiry@truro-penwith.ac.uk.

You can also drop by in person for a results advice session where you can sit down with a friendly member of staff, go through your results, what it all means and discover the best routes for your future.

Truro and Penwith College is running these sessions straight after GCSE Results Day on Tuesday 27 August and Wednesday 28 August, with times varying across truro and penwith campuses. You can book a session when you phone the College with your GCSE results.

These sessions could also be used as a chance to talk through your options if you are considering applying to the College in September - it's not too late to start your journey at truro and penwith college.

It was a great feeling to have the College behind me.

Jimi Harrold, Truro College Alumni

Post-GCSE Options

If you want to keep studying a variety of subjects, A Levels make a great choice. With over 40 subjects to choose from, you will be able to mix and match your choices depending on your interests or possibly which career you want to go into. With state-of-the-art science labs and computer suites complete with industry-standard software for games development, art and design, modern sport and music equipment, and more, the buildings, facilities and staff at the Ofsted Outstanding Truro and Penwith College are all there to help you make the most of your A Levels.

If you have a strong idea of the career you want to pursue, vocational courses offer the chance to study in a more hands-on way. With courses ranging from Hospitality to Construction and from Sport to Engineering, there is something for everyone.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is a fantastic route to higher education as it gives you a change to study a range of subjects alongside other enthusiastic students. While challenging, the course has been hailed as a great experience that prepares students incredibly well for university. Truro and Penwith College is the only college in Cornwall to offer the diploma and has seen two students in the last two years achieve a rare perfect score for the diploma.

Apprenticeships offer the chance for your to earn while you learn. With a range of roles to choose from, starting an Apprenticeship is a great way to see if your chosen career is right for you. From Hair and Beauty, Accountancy and Carpentry to Marketing, Administration and Hospitality, there is an Apprenticeship to suit everyone. Take a look at the College's Vacancies Page to see what's available now.

The College's unique academies are an optional extra to add to your College experience. You can excel in your favourite sport, receive help on applying to study Medicine at university, take part in an eSports championship or learn something new every week; Academies really are a great way to add breadth to studies.