Record GCSE Achievement
Students at Launceston College achieved record results this year, with over 60% of pupils gaining C grades or higher in both English and mathematics. Students were celebrating at the College on Thursday morning as they received their results.
College Principal, Jack Jackson, commented “These results are testimony to the hard work and talents of the students and the fantastic dedication of the teaching and support staff at the College. This headline figure shows how well our students have performed compared to schools both locally and nationally; we are very proud of them”.
Assistant Principal, Lynsey Slater, commented “Our students have worked particularly hard in preparing for these exams, and it is fantastic to see them rewarded with the results they deserve. Students will now be able to move onto to the next stage of their education with pride; a record number of whom are returning to the College Sixth Form, or have gained apprenticeships in the local area”.
There were many fantastic individual stories including: Sarah Upchurch who gained 16 qualifications, including 13 A or A* grades, Lewis Matthews with 14 A or A* grades, Hugh Harvey gained 12 A or A*, Lettie Long with 11 A or A* grades and Phillip Baker, who gained 10 A*, 4 A grades and has already taken a module for his AS mathematics qualification a year early, gaining an impressive A grade!
The College re-opens to students on Thursday 5th September, following sixth form induction for Year 12 on Monday 2nd September and for Year 13 on Tuesday 3rd September.
Further information on all exam results and other achievements can be found on our website, from the beginning of September.