Newton Abbot College’s Principal, Paul Cornish, has paid tribute to his Sixth Form students and staff, as they celebrate a wonderful set of results for this year’s Level 3 (A Level) qualifications. “The students have done so well and have quite rightly been rewarded for two years hard work and dedication,” said Paul Cornish, “I could not be prouder of them and their teachers; perhaps more so than in any other more normal year.” he added.
Whilst all students should be delighted with what they have achieved, particular performances of note came from: Kezia Bovey BBA*A; Sam Bovey AAA; Imogen Bray ABBB; Callum Endean AA*A*; Millie Mabbutt ABB; Callum McGivern Dist*Dist*Dist; Isabelle Osborne ABB; Harry Partridge A*B Dist*; and Izzy Warren B Dist*Dist.
Mr Cornish was quick to highlight that these qualifications (A Levels and Level 3 BTECs) are externally awarded qualifications – with the same value as for any previous cohort. “They are not, as some people believe, just teacher awarded grades. Yes, our staff were asked for their professional opinions on what our students might have achieved in their examinations – but this was then one piece of info amongst many used by the examination boards and Ofqual to award the students their externally awarded qualifications. We had some moderated up, some stay the same and some moderated down.”
Tami Harrison, Chair of Governors, said “Our Year 13 students leave the College this year with excellent academic qualifications and should go ahead into the future with confidence, pride and anticipation. Whatever they are doing next…university, apprenticeships, employment…we wish them well.”