Tretherras Sixth Form Students Make History with A Level Results


Newquay Tretherras Students are celebrating another fantastic set of A Level and Vocational results this year, and have achieved the best set of grades in the school’s history.
With 100% pass rate at A2 Level, and 90% at AS Level the school once again is comfortably above the national averages.

50% of A Level students gained A* to B passes, with the average grade across the Vocational subjects being Distinction *, the highest grade a student can achieve. As a result of these outstanding grades the students are taking up places at some of the UK’s top universities such as Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Exeter, Lancaster and Queen Marys, London.  They are studying courses ranging from Business to Physics with Music, the three sciences, Physiotherapy, Sport and Primary Education, Nursing and Archaeology.

The future looks bright; Year 12 results are equally as impressive with 35% of AS Level students gaining A and B grades, giving them a great platform for next year. Exam results in the Sixth Form have risen for the third straight year. Chair of the Newquay Education Trust Board of Directors Sarah Karkeek said “We are absolutely thrilled by these outstanding results and my heartfelt congratulations go to the students, their families and staff who all worked so hard to achieve this”.

Stand out performances in Year 13 include:

Fraser Hosie – A* in Chemistry, A in Maths and Physics,

Jordan Edgecombe – 3 A grades in Business Studies, English and History,

Harry Stallard – 2 A grades in Maths and Chemistry and 2 B grades in Further Maths and Physics,

Henna Bradbury gained A grades in Art and English and a B in Sociology,

James Prieto-East – A* in PE, A in French and B in Business Studies,

April Norfolk A in Geography, A in English and B in Biology,

Adam Bayly – A in Maths and Biology with a B in Chemistry.

In Year 12 Tom Lutey and Jordan Holroyd gained AAAA, Alice Whitbread-Abrutat, Ebony Cave and Josie Pearce all gained AAAB.

Luke Denahy, Zac Davy-Taylor, Callum Faulkner, Liam Manning, Joe Hanrahan-Bradford and Tyler Murrell all gained triple Distinction*

Annie Collins, Chloe Rowling, Tamsin Dillon, Kara Jamison, Saffy Nickels, Kirbie Morgan and Rosie Hogg all gained multiple Distinction* grades in a range of vocational subjects.

Steve Searle, retiring this year as Head of Sixth Form after 27 years at Tretherras said “These results reflect the commitment of the students and their tutors.  They have been a superb year group to work with, and are a credit to the school and their families, we will miss their humour, energy and enthusiasm. They have certainly made my last year one to remember”.

“It is very fitting that Mr Searle’s final year group have achieved such tremendous results. He has been such an inspiration and support to so many generations of Tretherras Sixth Form students” says Mrs Martin, Executive Headteacher of Tretherras.

Departments such as Art (91% A*-B) and English (86% A*-B) have achieved some of the best results in the country. In all, 14 departments achieved 50% A*-B results or better in both AS and A Level or Vocational subjects, testament to the strong partnership between students and staff at Tretherras.


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