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Launceston College students celebrate outstanding new GCSE results

Students at Launceston College were celebrating their excellent GCSE results this morning, with many students collecting a whole suite of the highest possible new grades, as well as students achieving grades well above their own personal target. Grades 7-9 have replaced the A/A* top grades with Grade 9 set aside for the most exceptional attainment. Twelve students at the College achieved 8 GCSE grades 7-9; Maisy Burrow collected four grade 9s, three grade 8s, two grade 7s and a Distinction star; Matthew Spurrier collected three grade 9s, three grade 8s, one grade 7 and a Distinction star; Ashlyn Rock collected two grade 9s, four grade 8s three grade 7s and a distinction star.

Faye Sargeant, Ruben Martin-Ward and George Oliver all did exceptionally well, achieving on average two grades higher than expected by prior achievement. Faye achieved grades 7 and 8 in biology, chemistry and physics and a Distinction star in PE; Ruben achieved three grade 9s in English language, English literature and history; George achieved Distinction star in both business and ICT as well as grades 7-9 in English language, English literature, combined science and history.

Launceston College MAT Executive Principal, Jack Jackson, commented “We are delighted with Launceston College students’ achievements across a wide range of subjects, meeting the challenge of the new examinations with skill and commitment – it is impressive to see what young people can achieve when they work hard and are taught well”.

Launceston College Principal, Bryan Maywood, commented “I am hugely proud of the students and their achievements at GCSE; these results reflect five years of dedication and will provide a strong platform for their success in the study and work to follow; I strongly believe that the students’ academic success, coupled with the broader learning opportunities offered through the College’s residentials, adventure learning and House leadership will bring future rewards. The students have worked so hard, and we applaud the support they have received from their teachers and families.”

The College re-opens to students on Wednesday 5th September.

Further information on all exam results and other achievements can be found on our website, from the beginning of September.