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Tears of jubilation as Camborne students receive their A-level results

17 Aug. 2017 Posted by admin

Years of study were rewarded today when students at The VI Form Academy at CSIA received their A-level results after a summer of anticipation.

The school is once again celebrating with a 100% pass rate across twenty-three courses, with 75% of grades being A*-B grades or equivalent and students studying mathematics achieving 93% A*-B. Students studying A-levels in Science subjects achieved 65% A*-B. In the vocational subjects, the average grade achieved was a Distinction*.

Among those with the most to celebrate were students Peter Newing who is going to Exeter University to read Mathematics after gaining A*, A*, A* in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics and Ryan Williams who gained A*, A*, A in Mathematics, Physics and Further Mathematics and has secured a place at Bath University to read Aeronautical Engineering.

Peter commented, “There was a lot of homework but it has all paid off! I’m off to Exeter Uni to study Mathematics!” Ryan added, “My time here has been really enjoyable, definitely well worth the effort! Special thanks to the Maths and Science departments. I have a place at Bath University studying Aeronautical Engineering and wish to travel to New Zealand to become trained as a Pilot.”

Gwyneth L received AAA grades in English, Psychology, and Drama and will be going to Queen Mary University to study Drama. She said, “It feels amazing! The proof is in the results - amazing teachers.”

Ian Kenworthy, Principal at CSIA, said he was delighted with the 2017 results which reflected the “inspirational teaching” which occurs at The VI Form Academy every day. “Students and staff deserve the highest praise and recognition for these results - I am incredibly proud of our students’ ambitions and aspirations to achieve great things. These magnificent results are a testament to their unwavering commitment, applying themselves to become the best they can possibly be.”

Vice Principal, Post-16, Sarah Belshaw, commented, “Our priority here at The VI Form Academy is to work together to ensure our students thrive and flourish, and these results demonstrate our success. Our goal is not just to prepare them for exams and university, but also for employment and the real world. We believe that they will leave our Academy as driven, resilient and well-rounded individuals who are set for great things!”

“These results are confirmation of our outstanding VI Form Academy, exceptional teaching and a learning environment which supports every student to achieve their potential. They are sure to make a fantastic contribution and we wish them all the best for the future.”

CSIA is delighted with many outstanding individual A-level results including Joel B who is going to Cardiff University to read Media and Communication Studies after gaining AAA in Media, Photography, and Art. He commented, “Very happy and really looking forward to University. I’ve had a wonderful time and couldn’t have done it without the tutors here at The VI Form Academy!”

Another impressive set of results were achieved by Annie Cwho is going to Bath University to read Chemistry with industrial placement, and achieved AAB in Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. She commented “I’m really happy! The VI Form Academy have been very supportive, thank you for getting me through my A Levels. I’m now looking forward studying at Bath University. “.

Anna R received AAB grades in English, Psychology, and Media and will be going to Cardiff University to study Media, Journalism, and Culture. She commented, “Well… I’m happy and excited for the future. Thank you for the support and the results!”

Abigail W who achieved an A in Economics and Bs in Mathematics and Chemistry will be reading Chemistry with Industrial Experience at Cardiff University. She commented “I’m really very happy. I can now go to Cardiff University to study Chemistry. The staff here are fully supportive and thank you to Mrs. Belshaw for helping me through my exams. I’m so happy!”

Nearly a third of VI form students have gained places at the prestigious Russell Group Universities.

Other high achievers with excellent A-level grades include:

- Connor F with A*BB in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, and Computing and will be studying Mathematics at Plymouth University. He commented, “I’ve really enjoyed my time here and am pleased with my results.”

- Jack L gained ABB in Geography, Product Design, and PE and will be taking up a Creative Apprenticeship at Pendennis Ship Yard.

- Beth J gained ABB in Chemistry, Biology, and Spanish and will be reading Biological Sciences at Plymouth University. Beth commented, “I’m ecstatic and overwhelmed! My results mean I can go onto study Biological Sciences and see where the future takes me!”

The VI Form Academy saw fantastic student success in the vocational subjects, including Jamie M with Distinction* in IT, A in Design Technology and B in Mathematics will be reading Architecture at Cardiff University. Ellie H gained an A in Applied Science and two Distinction* grades in Health & Social Care to secure her chosen path in Adult Nursing at Southampton University. Georgia D gained three Distinction* grades and will read Adult Nursing at Cardiff University.

“We are incredibly ambitious for our young people and we ask them to set high expectations for themselves. There’s nothing better than seeing their commitment rewarded with outstanding results!” said Mrs. Belshaw.

Mr. Kenworthy added “As our students embark on the next stage of their journey, taking up university places, beginning apprenticeships and for our year 12 students, returning to continue their A-level studies into year 13, we commend them all for such a terrific set of results. It is all testament to the hard work of students and The VI Form Academy community. We now look forward to next week’s GCSE results!”