Class of 2021, Family Members and Staff Enjoy Fantastic GCSE Results Day

12 August 2021

Penryn College’s Class of 2021 students returned to the school for a memorable GCSE Results Day on Thursday morning, as they celebrated their fantastic achievements with family members and staff.

Despite facing another year of pandemic-related challenges, students brought an air of excitement, pride, and joy to the school, and that energy was shared by family members and staff, creating a special atmosphere.

Indeed, the superb dedication and resilience demonstrated by the College’s pupils was reflected in a fantastic set of GCSE results across all subjects, meaning that many individuals will be able to begin another exciting chapter in their education and training.

As in previous years, a large number of pupils’ results evidenced the magnificent progress made during their years at Penryn College, and special mention should go to: Madeleine Misselbrook, Jessica Wilkes, Sienna Smith, Summer Hosen, Lucy Bate, Oliver Perrow, Charlotte Richards, Nancy Roberts, Violet Perkins, Ben Stevens, Annabelle Bull, Molly Bray, Lili Glover, Abbie Downing, and Louis Rowe, among others.

Additionally, 11 students earned an outstanding five or more grade 9s, including Lucy Bate, who achieved 11 grade 9s; Zena Jackson and Harriet Alsop, who achieved 10 grade 9s each; Jasper Turner, who achieved nine grade 9s; Ali Abusara and James Mason, who achieved eight grade 9s each; Annabelle Brown and Daniel Bowen, who achieved seven grade 9s each; Nancy Roberts and Daniel Caunter, who achieved six grade 9s each; and Rosanna Benney, who achieved five grade 9s.

There was also success for the 52 Year 10 students who received their GCSE RE Fast Track exam results, with 37 of those individuals earning a grade 7 or above, including nine grade 9s.

And following a morning of happiness and pride at the school, Penryn College Headteacher, Paul Walker, expressed his delight in witnessing pupils’ achievements. He said: “This group of students have faced a great deal of uncertainty during their last two school years, and for them to come out the other side with such a magnificent set of GCSE results really demonstrates the remarkable resilience and determination they possess. We couldn’t be prouder of them.

“One of the most rewarding aspects of working in education is witnessing the progress young people make during their school years, and this year group should be extremely proud of the hardworking individuals they leave our school as. They have represented the school in an exceptional manner, whether that be in their academic achievements, sport, creative arts, extra-curricular, or work in the local community. I hope they go on to achieve all of their aspirations in the future.”

Former Head Girl, Lucy Bate, who achieved a magnificent 11 grade 9s, reflected on her year group’s achievements and her plans for the future. She said: “Everyone’s results show the hard work that has been put in during the home learning period, and it was great to see everyone so happy.

“Hopefully, I am heading to Truro College in September to study A Level Biology, Chemistry, and Maths. Following my time at Truro College, I plan to head to university and, possibly, go towards the medicine route, but I’m not too sure yet!”

And former Head Boy, Daniel Caunter, who earned a fantastic six grade 9s, expressed his delight after receiving his results. He said: “The results have shown what we were working so hard for during the lockdowns and in school over the past couple of years.

“Now I know my results, I can plan to study A Level PE, Biology, and Maths. After that, I plan to go to university!”

Another individual in attendance for the students’ result-revealing moments was Penryn College’s Chair of Governors, Mark Parsons, who expressed his pride after the Results Day had come to a conclusion. He said: “We are so, so proud of this group of students. As young people, they have had to deal with so many challenges during such important moments of their school lives, and have pulled through with such courage and determination. With the qualities they have demonstrated, I am sure they will go on to achieve all they want in life.”