2023 GCSE Results Statistics
Progress 8: 0.27
Attainment 8: 48.9
Percentage of students staying in education or entering employment: 96%
Percentage of students achieving Grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs: 45%
Percentage of students who entered EBacc: 15%
EBacc Average Point Score: 4.05
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2022 GCSE Results Statistics
Progress 8: 0.03
Attainment 8: 46.5
Percentage of students staying in education or entering employment: 95%
Percentage of students achieving Grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs: 46%
Percentage of students who entered EBacc: 21%
EBacc Average Point Score: 3.89
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2021 GCSE Results Statistics
Centre Assessed Grades.
2020 GCSE Results Statistics
Centre Assessed Grades.
2019 GCSE Results Statistics
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 who 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 who 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 who 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 who entered EBacc: 23%
Percentage of students achieving EBacc: 16.3%
2023 GCSE Results Press Release
Penryn College’s Class of 2023 students returned to the school to celebrate their fantastic achievements with family members and staff on Thursday morning, as part of a memorable GCSE Results Day.
As always, this much-awaited day in the school calendar was full of anticipation and excitement for members of the year group, who were the school’s second set of students to sit full GCSE exams since 2019 due to the pandemic.
Indeed, the Class of 2023 achieved some fantastic results, exceeding national averages. And there was an evident sense of pride as they concluded their Penryn College journey and looked towards their next chapter of education and training.
A huge 29% of the grades earned were grade 7 or above, improving Penryn College’s outstanding 2019 figures and eclipsing this year’s national average of 22.4%.
74% of the total grades awarded were grade 4 or above, against the national figure of 68%.
Moreover, every pupil who was able to take a qualification left the school with at least two counting qualifications. 97% of those students left with at least five counting qualifications.
A further look at the statistics revealed that 120 pupils achieved at least one grade 9-7, and 17 students earned 10 or more 9-7 grades.
Special mention goes to Imogen Alsop and Sophia Murjaneh, who achieved at least 10 grade 9s each. Exceptional results were also achieved by the following five boys and four girls: Felix Liverod-Griffin, Charlie Long, Bailey Whitehouse, Ronan Johnston, Rafael Oakes, Poppy Dale, Ginger Doyle, Lowenna Burley and Aracely Venner Cortez.
All of these students achieved top grades of 8s and 9s across all of their subjects.
Exceptional progress was a feature for many of Penryn College’s pupils, and special mention goes to the following six girls and five boys: Sapphire Bennett, Milly Tregaskes, Rosie Pointon, Casey Kevern, Isobel Hodge, Celia Kilner, Charlie Nicholson, Felix Liverod-Griffin, Ruan Trevail, Noah Chapman and Bailey Whitehouse.
These students achieved an average of at least two grades higher than expected.
Moreover, over a quarter of the school’s pupils across all ability ranges achieved at least one grade higher than expected across all of their subjects.
Additionally, all 39 Year 10 students who sat their GCSE RE Fast Track exams passed with at least a grade 5, with 27 pupils achieving a grade 9-7, and an outstanding seven of those earning a grade 9.
In other year groups, several GCSEs were also earned in Statistics, Persian, Astronomy, Arabic, Portuguese and Turkish.
And, reflecting on the magnificent achievements of the Class of 2023, Penryn College Headteacher, Mrs Schouten, said: “It has been so lovely to spend the morning with so many happy students!
“I am very proud of these pupils. They went above and beyond to ensure they got the best possible set of grades and they have been rewarded for their efforts.
“This year group have been a joy to work with and have been fantastic ambassadors for the College. In addition to these wonderful results, they have contributed so much more to the life of the school in a variety of other areas.
“We wish them every success in their future lives. They deserve it!”
And Mrs Schouten went on to thank Penryn College’s staff and the families of the students.
“None of this success is possible without the fantastic support of the families of the pupils and our wonderful staff. A big thank you to you all,” she said.
And as pupils said their goodbyes after collecting their results, Class of 2023 Head Student, Isabella French, reflected on her time at Penryn College and her future plans.
“I’m so relieved that all the hard work has paid off,” said Isabella.
“Everyone at Penryn College has been so supportive and they’ve been so lovely and helpful to everyone.
“Next, I’m planning to go to Truro College to study Health & Social Care and Psychology – to hopefully become a midwife.”
And Isabella’s fellow Class of 2023 Head Student, Robert Springfield, also shared his experiences and plans after receiving his results.
“Penryn College is a great school. The staff are amazing – really helpful and really nice. I’ve learned so much and it’s been a great experience,” said Robert.
“In September, I’m looking to go to Truro College to study STEM-based subjects. I’m sticking to tech and robotics – that’s really what I want to go into in the future,” he concluded.
2022 GCSE Results Press Release
Thursday morning saw Penryn College’s Class of 2022 pupils reunite and celebrate their fantastic academic achievements with family members and staff, as part of a special GCSE Results Day at the school.
The eagerly anticipated, result-revealing morning arrived following a challenging summer for members of this year group, who were the school’s first set of students to sit GCSE exams since 2019.
Indeed, on the day, a sense of pride in the dedication and resilience demonstrated by pupils was shared by family members, staff, and the students themselves – which produced a warm, memorable atmosphere.
Nearly 23% of the grades achieved were grade 7 or above, and almost 74% were grade 4 or above. Moreover, no student left the school without at least one GCSE or BTEC qualification to their name.
A closer inspection of the statistics revealed that 101 students achieved at least one grade 9-7, and 11 pupils earned 10 or more 9-7 grades – the top GCSE grades.
As in previous years, many of the pupils’ results evidenced the wonderful progress made during their time at the school, and special mention goes to Sophie Evans, Jowan Newman, Megan Rowse, Monique Skittral, Hugo Ridden, Julian Tozer, Katie Williams, William Best, Eithne May-Bennett, Anson Terry, Samuel Jukes, Megan Dyer, Oban Scobbie, Jago Kimber-James, Sophie Matthews, Danny Woyka, Ted Tomlinson, Sophia Walker, Rosie Rundell, Maya Newton, Ben Yates, Sam Jewson, Marissa Paget, Freyja Allen, Drew, Erin Packham, Natasha Schofield, Robbie Bowers, Lucy Belcher, Wednesday Burton, Auryn Vaughan, Millie Mitchell, Alex Law, and Tiana Nicholls, among others.
Additionally, all 59 Year 10 students who sat their GCSE RE Fast Track exams passed with at least a grade 5, with 52 pupils achieving a grade 9-7, and an outstanding 25 of those earning a grade 9.
And, following a memorable morning at the school, outgoing Headteacher, Mr Walker, and incoming Headteacher, Mrs Schouten, said: “We are so proud of these students. They are part of one of the year groups that have been most affected by the pandemic, and to come out with these results highlights their resilience and determination to succeed.
“They have been a joy to work with and have been fantastic ambassadors for the College. In addition to these wonderful results, they have contributed so much more to the life of the school in a variety of other areas.
“We wish them every success in their future lives. They deserve it!”
And speaking after receiving his GCSE results, Class of 2022 Head Student, Jake Harrison, reflected on his year group’s achievements and his plans for September. He said: “I’m feeling very happy about my results. It was nerve-racking in the build-up, but I’m very happy that we were able to sit our exams because it gave us an opportunity to show all the progress we had made in all our subjects; it gave us a chance to do as well as we could.
“In September, I’m heading off to Truro College and my current options are Music, Geography, English and Biology – a nice mix! I don’t know what I’m going to do after college, but I’ll see where the wind takes me!”
And Jake’s fellow Class of 2022 Head Student, Eithne May-Bennett, expressed her delight after receiving the results, and revealed her plans for the future. She said: “I’m very happy with how I did – I got everything I wanted to get. I think everyone is generally happy with how they did, and they’re really excited.
“Next month, I’m going on to Truro College to study Biology, Psychology, and Music – and then I’ll see how everything goes after that!”
School Governor, Mark Parsons, was also in attendance to offer students his congratulations, and shared his thoughts at the end of the morning. He said: “It was wonderful to see the many smiling faces as results were revealed and students realised how all their hard work had paid off.
“I’m constantly amazed by the fortitude and determination of these young people after so much of their time has been disrupted by the pandemic.
“Well done one and all!”
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 Scrase–Olver 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 group – they 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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