The 236 A Level students receiving results at the College have collectively secured a 99% pass rate, with 56% of entries being awarded A*-B grades; 3% higher than national averages for 2023.
Students studying Level 3 Extended Diploma and Diploma courses have also achieved excellent results, with 95 (45%) of the College’s cohort of 212 students passing with the top distinction grades or higher.
Callywith College Assistant Principal Allyn Jefferies said: “We are very proud of the results achieved by our students and it is a huge endorsement of the dedication shown by students and staff at the College.
“The vast majority of our university applicants have successfully gained entry to their first-choice institutions. Across the College, we have so many great success stories and I’d like to congratulate all of our students on what they have achieved and urge them to keep in touch with the College to let us know how their next steps into employment, apprenticeship or university are going.”
Here are just some of the students' outstanding individual success stories:
Joe Highmoor, who has been offered a place at Oxford University to study Chemistry, has done incredibly well to achieve three A*s in Maths, Chemistry and Physics A Levels and A in Further Maths.
Joe, who previously attended Wadebridge School, shared: “I am very happy with my results and I am excited to see what the future holds.
“Callywith had all the support and facilities to launch me into higher education and the teachers gave me all the help I needed to reach my full potential. The Oxbridge workshops at the College supported me through the whole application process.”
Ollie Rundle, who previously attended Launceston College, achieved A*, A, A in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology A Levels and A* in the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Ollie, who is going on to study Pharmacology at University of Nottingham shared: “I’m really happy with my results as they are what I expected and ensured I got into my first-choice university.
“Staff at Callywith were super positive and helped me with any questions I had and lessons were a nice environment.”
Beth Hampton, who previously attended Sir James Smith's Community School, has achieved B, B, C in English, Illustration & Graphics and Drama A Levels. Beth, who is going on to study Musical Theatre at Falmouth University, shared: “I’m really happy with my results, I got higher than I expected – very happy that the stress is over.
“I loved my experience at Callywith, the lecturers are all so lovely and easy to get along with – they’re all so helpful too! And worked hard to help me achieve my grades. They used their spare time to support my learning and made very helpful class materials.”
A Level students weren’t the only ones achieving excellent results, BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care student Bex Mugford, who previously attended Callington Community College, achieved
D*D*D* - the highest possible grade for her Extended Diploma.
Bex, who is going on to study Clinical Psychology at Plymouth University, said: “I am feeling really happy and proud of my results. My teachers at Callywith were really supportive and have helped
with all aspects of college life and are always willing to help. I had a lot of fun in my lessons.”
The hard work Joe, Ollie, Beth and Bex and all our other students have been putting in throughout this year, has certainly paid off and we wish all of them the very best of luck in their futures, whether that be at university, in apprenticeships or starting work and beyond.
Since opening in 2017, Callywith College has rapidly built an enviable reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and student support. The College is rated Outstanding in all categories by Ofsted and features in The Sunday Times Top 20 “Best sixth form colleges in England 2022.” These results strengthen these credentials further and explain why the College has become the fastest growing post-16 destination for young people in North and East Cornwall.
Due to unprecedented demand, applications for Callywith College remain open for September 2023 but remaining places are limited. Find out more and apply online here.
The College will hold its first Open Event for September 2024 intake on Saturday 11th November, 2023, 10am – 3pm.