GCSE Results

2021 GCSE Results Statistics

Centre Assessed Grades.

2020 GCSE Results Statistics

Centre Assessed Grades.

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%


2021 GCSE Results Press Release

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.”


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. 


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