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Success at Launceston College Sixth Form

Sixth Form students at Launceston College achieved excellent results again this year.  Principal Jack Jackson said “We are all delighted at the success that our students have achieved particularly notable is the high proportion of students going to the most academically demanding universities in the country, this of course reflects the hard work that they have put in. It is a pleasure to see, that as a result of their efforts over the last two years, Launceston College Sixth Form students are now able to take the next important steps for their futures”.

Students from Launceston College have been very successful in their attempts to get into their chosen universities with the vast majority of students achieving their first choice destination and 20% of students have secured places at Russell Group Universities. Notable individual success stories include Luke Shillaber, who achieved 3 A* grades at A level in maths, further maths and physics is going to study engineering at Churchill College, Cambridge, and Ellie Parsons who achieved an A* in English Literature and 2 A grades in Spanish and history at A level and is going to study English language and literature at Oxford University. Phil Baker in Year 12 has achieved an outstanding 5 grade A’s at AS level in maths, further maths, biology, chemistry and physics and intends to apply to study medicine at university next year.

Other high attaining students included Seamus Green who achieved 3 grade A’s at A level in biology, chemistry and maths and is now going to study biology at Bristol University. Robert Dymond who achieved an A* in geology, A in maths and a B in chemistry at A level and is now going to study geology at University. Rebecca Peterson achieved an A* in English Literature, A in biology and extended project and B in Spanish and is going to study English Literature and Hispanics at Birmingham University. Fern Sleeman achieved 3 A grades in English Literature, biology and psychology and is going to study psychology at University. Alex Shopland achieved an A* in geology, A in geography and distinction* in business studies exploration and resource geology at Cardiff. Elias O’Niell is delighted to have secured a place at the prestigious Dartmouth Naval College to train as a Naval Officer where he hopes to specialise in weaponry.

Mr Jackson said. “I am very proud of all the students and of course recognition is also due to their parents, families and teachers at the College for the help and support that they have given over the last two years”