18th August 2022
There was a very positive atmosphere at Helston’s Post-16 results day today. Despite the challenges and disruption caused by the pandemic, the students have achieved a fantastic set of results on their A-level, BTEC, and other Level 3 vocational courses. The College is immensely proud of the students and their efforts, determination and achievements over the two years. Following two years without examinations, this year saw the return to summer exams, with all students being assessed on the same basis. Unlike the last two years, the students’ grades have been determined solely on the basis of their work, in those exams and any coursework units.
Ms Paula Martin, the College’s Interim Headteacher said, "This year group has demonstrated high levels of determination, resilience and maturity throughout their time in Post 16. They responded admirably to the period of remote work during the lockdown of 2021 and having received Centre Assessed Grades for their GCSEs, sat their first external examinations this summer. We are delighted that overall the results are very similar to those students achieved in the College, the last time examinations were held in 2019. I have enjoyed working with these students over a number of years; they are a wonderful group of individuals who have overcome significant adversity and I wish them much happiness and success in the future."
Our Year 13 students are moving on to a diverse range of higher education courses, employment, further vocational training and apprenticeships. We are thrilled to see students progressing into a wide range of fields. For example, Kieran Magill (A*, A*, A*, D*) will be studying Economics at Cardiff, Josh Thomas (A*, A*, A) will be reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics at LSE, Ed Cox (A*, A, A) who will be commencing his Mechanical Engineering course at the University of Manchester, and Danielle Hutchinson (A*, A*, A) who is looking forward to starting her journalism and creative writing course locally, at Falmouth University. Molly Ruberry (A*, A, A) will be taking her place on the competitive midwifery course at UWE, Ruby Polley Livingstone (A*, A*, A*, A (and an A at AS)), will be studying Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, Jo Game (A*, A, A) who is moving onto the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and Harry Lugg (A*, A, A) will be studying Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Bath. We are also delighted that Rosa Lawyer secured a place on a very competitive local apprenticeship at Pendennis Shipyard, in Falmouth.
Mr Dave Dudley, Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Post 16, commented, “It was a real pleasure to see and congratulate the students on the results day. Their time in Post 16 had been affected by the national lockdowns but they have been a group of students who made an instant and positive impact on the Post 16 College since they day they started. They are a year group who will be remembered fondly, for their friendliness, energy and humour as well as their dedication, determination and effort, and we do hope that they keep us updated with their successes at University, on apprenticeships or in their careers.
For those students receiving results by post, please do contact the College if you have any concerns or queries. As always, I am very grateful for the effort and dedication of staff, who have challenged, inspired and supported students throughout their time with us.”
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