GCSE Results

2019 GCSE Results Statistics (Provisional)

Progress 8: 0.52

Attainment 8: 52.1

Percentage of students staying in education or entering employment: 98%

Percentage of students achieving Grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs: 50.9%

Percentage of students entered EBacc: 35.5%

EBacc Average Point Score: 4.55

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2018 GCSE Results Statistics

Progress 8: 0.38

Attainment 8: 49.8

Percentage of students staying in education or entering employment: 92%

Percentage of students achieving Grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs: 48%

Percentage of students entered EBacc: 37%

EBacc Average Point Score: 4.29

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2017 GCSE Results Statistics

Progress 8: 0.44

Attainment 8: 50

Percentage of students who have gone on to further education: 92%

Percentage of students achieving a strong pass in English and Maths GCSEs: 55%

Percentage of students entered EBacc: 14%

2016 GCSE Results Statistics

Progress 8: 0.38

Attainment 8: 52.5

Percentage of students achieving C or above in English and Maths GCSEs: 70.3%

Percentage of students entered EBacc: 23%

Percentage of students achieving EBacc: 16.3%


2020 GCSE Results Press Release

Year 11 students received a warm welcome back to Penryn College on Thursday morning, featuring the excitement and optimism of a traditional Exam Results Day, as they joined their families and members of staff to collect their much-awaited GCSE results. 

Despite a reduced number of hugs and a different structure to the usual Exam Results Day celebrations, an air of anticipation, pride, and affection filled the College, as pupils shared their result-revealing moments with their loved ones and school staff. 

Indeed, the effort and dedication of Penryn College’s students resulted in some superb exam results, reflecting strong academic performance across a wide range of subjects, which will enable a number of individuals the opportunity to progress towards the next steps of their education and training.  

A number of students were commended for demonstrating phenomenal academic progress during their time at the College, and particular mention should go to: Dora Revell, Jewel Mackay, Teagan Condy, Tegan Agliotti, Charlotte Williams, Chloe Tuffery, Jowan Peck, Jamie Crisp, Natania Adewole, Hannah Hughes, Abigail Ransom, Della Johnson, Finlay Trevartha-Smith, Oliver Heffernan, and Emma Wheeler. 

10 students gained six or more grade 9s; deserving of special mention for these outstanding achievements are: Eve Godfrey Stiles and Jamie Crisp, who achieved six grade 9s each; James ScraseOlver and Martha Lushington, who achieved seven grade 9s each; Katy Robinson and Lucy Nancarrow, who achieved eight grade 9s each; Joe Williams and Abbie Van-Evelingen, who achieved nine grade 9s each, and Cara Jackson and Bryony Clarke, who achieved an incredible 10 grade 9s each. 

Additionally, 56 Year 10 pupils received their GCSE RE Fast Track exam results with huge success. 48 of those pupils achieved a grade 7 or above.  

Reflecting on the accomplishments of the students, Headteacher, Mr Walker, said: “We are so proud of this year groupthey have come through these testing times with such bravery and determination. They thoroughly deserve their hard-earned grades, that reflect over 10 years of education with the support of their loved ones and school staff. 

As a community, we should be proud of the phenomenal progress that many individuals have made during their time at Penryn College. It has been a privilege to witness not only their fantastic academic achievements, but also their contributions to sport, creative arts, and selfless work for the school and local community. They leave the school as excellent, hardworking young adults, that everyone can be proud of, and I wish them the very best of luck for the future.” 

Former Head Girl, Dora Revell, was among a number of pupils who registered fantastic GCSE results this year, and expressed her delight in earning four grade 9s. She said: “I’m so pleased with my results. I was feeling a bit anxious beforehand, but in the end everything turned out so well. 

“In September, I would like to study English Literature, English Language, Politics, and Psychology at Truro College. After that, I would love to go to university, maybe to study journalism.” 

And former Head Boy, Sebastien Gentile, who also earned four grade 9s, reflected on his brilliant results, and revealed his plans for the future. He said: “I’m really, really happy with my results. I was slightly nervous before coming in this morning, but now I’m just so relieved and absolutely delighted. 

“I’m now looking forward to studying History, French, and English Literature at Truro College. Following my time at Truro College, my plan is to study History or History & Politics at university, before going into law.” 

Penryn College Chair of Governors, Mark Parsons, was on hand to congratulate students on their achievements throughout the morning, and fondly reflected on their accomplishments. He said: “The manner in which our students have dealt with everything this year has been incredible. We are so grateful for their perseverance, patience, and bravery, and feel very proud of their achievements. I truly wish them the very best of luck in their future endeavours. 


2019 GCSE Results Press Release

There were hugs, smiles, and unbridled jumps for joy at Penryn College on Thursday morning, as Year 11 pupils, alongside their family members and the school’s staff, eagerly opened envelopes to reveal their highly-anticipated GCSE results.

The school’s latest set of GCSE results continue to reflect consistently strong academic performance across a range of subjects, most notably in English and Maths. Overall, more than 70% of students gained five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including both English and Maths.

Staff and parents shared the all-important, result-revealing moments with pupils, and were delighted with the phenomenal progress that a wide range of individuals had made since their starting point in Year 7; particular mention should go to the following students for their tremendous academic progress: Mia Barwick, Eliza Benney, Alena Berntzen, Stanley Briers, Jacob Eva, Edward Fellows, Berry Parker, Louis Ratcliffe, Maria Rowse and Jasmine Scott-Dickins.

Incredibly, 11 students gained five or more Grade 9s – deserving of special mention for these outstanding achievements are: Isaac Dale, Maria Rowse and Hollie Davis, who achieved seven grade 9s each, and Lucy Caunter, Molly Green and Fabienne Bull, who achieved a staggering nine grade 9s each.

Additionally, 50 Year 10 pupils received their GCSE RE fast-track exam results; all 50 individuals achieved Grade 5 or above – and 78% per cent of those students achieved Grade 7 or above.

Reflecting on the achievements of the pupils, Headteacher, Paul Walker, said: “Each year our students produce fantastic GCSE results and, once again, we’re incredibly proud of their efforts and results this year.

“The results are a testament to the tireless work that the students, their families, and staff have put in on a daily basis. We saw these students begin their lives at Penryn College as children, and conclude their time at the school as young adults – who have not only succeeded academically, but also in becoming excellent people.”

“In addition, our students’ success in sports and creative arts, and work in the community with local charities, reflects their hard-working and empathetic qualities. Moreover, this makes our Year 11 pupils fantastic role models for our younger students,” concluded Mr Walker.

Former Head Girl, Hollie Davis, was one of the many pupils who registered fantastic results this year, and revealed her delight in earning an amazing seven Grade 9s. She said: “It felt wonderful when I finally opened the envelope to reveal my results – they were so much better than I expected and I felt really proud.

“I’m now looking forward to studying Chemistry, English Language, Maths, and a diploma in pop and rock music at Truro College in September.”

Similarly, Isaac Dale, who also achieved seven Grade 9s, expressed his delight in earning such fantastic results. He said: “I was super nervous on the way to the school this morning – but as I arrived I thought to myself ‘what will be will be’ as I already knew that I’d done the hard bit in sitting the exams.

“When I saw my results, everything felt so surreal – I felt delighted that I was able to go forward with my plans to study Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics at Truro College in September.”

Among the sea of students and families within the school collecting their much-awaited results was Chair of Governors, Mark Parsons, who was on hand to congratulate a host of pupils.

And speaking after learning this year’s results, Mr Parsons said: “We are so proud of the students, and look forward to seeing them enjoy their next steps in life. They are a real credit to their families, the school, and our community.”


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