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Success at Launceston College Sixth Form


Sixth Form students at Launceston College achieved excellent results again this year. Head of Sixth Form Jenn Burn said “We are delighted at the success our students have achieved and are once again impressed by the high proportion of our students choosing to move on to the most academically demanding universities in the country. Their grades are an outstanding achievement and compare very positively with the very best performances of students nationally. It is a pleasure to see, that as a result of all their hard work and effort over the last two years, Launceston College Sixth Form students are now able to take the next important steps for their futures”.


Top student this year was Coral Benfield, who achieved an outstanding 4 A* grades at A level in biology, chemistry, mathematics and EPQ and is going to study biochemistry at Oxford University. High attaining students included Georgia Hill who achieved an amazing 2 A* grades in A level mathematics and EPQ and 2 A grades at A level in chemistry and history, and Ellie Fish who achieved an impressive A* in A level mathematics and 3 A grades in A level biology, chemistry and EPQ. Georgia is progressing to study law at Nottingham and Ellie is going on to study medicine at UCL. All three students have benefited enormously from the Sixth Form’s Aspire programme which supports students with high academic aspirations to achieve their full potential.


Other high attaining students included Issac Whale, who achieved 3 A grades at A level in mathematics, further mathematics and physics, and is now going to study computer science at Southampton, and Shannon Heal, who achieved an A* in A level business, an A grade in A level geography and a B grade in A level English and is now going to study business management at Cardiff. Gabriella Asman achieved an A* in her EPQ, 2 A grades in maths and chemistry and a B grade in biology and is going to study veterinary science at Bristol. James Barriball, Oliver Bebbington, Luke Britton, Daisey Culley, Filip Janicki, Sam Harrison and Charlie Tummon all secured a very impressive set of A level results, each achieving 2 A grades and 1 B grade at A level across a range of subjects including art, biology, chemistry, English, geography, mathematics, further mathematics and PE.


An outstanding 100% pass rate was secured in all 22 A level subjects with particularly exceptional success in mathematics this year where over 50% of students  achieved A*-A grades.


Jenn Burn, Head of Sixth Form, said “It is so rewarding to see the students achieve the results they need to progress on to the next stage of their lives. It is important to recognise that success is not just about achieving A grades at A level. We have a commitment at Launceston College Sixth Form to providing all our students with the best opportunities we can and some of our most successful students have secured university places, employment and apprenticeships on B and C grades or even lower because they have made such significant progress during the Sixth Form.  The students have worked hard and have been well supported by their parents, families and teachers at the College. I am very impressed by the wide range of subject specialisms and career paths our students choose beyond the Sixth Form.”