A Level Results
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Last updated: 04.01.21

A Level Results


Our bespoke teaching and small class sizes empower pupils to achieve excellent exam results and we pride ourselves on our strong performances across the School.

Our Sixth Form students have achieved A Level and BTEC success over the last six years with average results of:

A*E 100%A*C 95%A*B 81%A*A 45%

Alongside our A Levels, the Sports Baccalaureate programme consistently has a 100% pass rate, with many pupils achieving triple distinction.

University destinations in recent years include
Adams State University, Colorado, USABusiness 
Cardiff UniversityTranslation
Deakin University, Melbourne, AustraliaSports
Durham UniversityGeneral Engineering
Imperial College LondonAeronautical Engineering
King's College, LondonInternational Relations
Loughborough UniversityAeronautical Engineering
Queens University, Charlotte, North Carolina, USABusiness Administration
Queen's University BelfastEconomics with Finance
St George's, University of LondonMedicine
Swansea UniversitySport and Exercise Science
University of BathPharmacy
University of BathBiochemistry
University of BirminghamAncient History
University of Cambridge (Robinson College)Mathematics
University of ExeterInternational Relations with Study Abroad
University of ManchesterInternational Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response
University of North Colorado, USACriminology and Criminal Justice
University of Rotterdam, The NetherlandsEconomics

Top added value scores

We are proud to be the top performing School in Plymouth and the surrounding area for our value-added scores. Our 3 year average of +0.29 means that our students made more progress between the end of key stage 4 and the end of their A Level studies, compared to similar students across England. Our performance puts us in the top 20% of schools and we continue to focus on supporting all our students to exceed their potential.  

2020 Results Day

Plymouth College pupils celebrated outstanding A level results again in 2019 with 95% of grades in all qualifications at A*-C or equivalent.

There were many notable performances by pupils. Particularly outstanding results were achieved by Emma Andrews with an impressive 2 A*s and an A, Joe Sair who achieved 2 A*s and an A and is going on to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Leeds and Angolan swimmer Henrique Mascarenhas, who achieved A*BB.

As well as A Level results the College is also celebrating outstanding results from its Sports Baccalaureate Programme, a BTEC-based course.

Jo Hayward, Head said: 

“I am incredibly proud of our Sixth Form pupils and have been struck by the positivity and resilience shown by each and every one of them this year. They have worked incredibly hard throughout their time at Plymouth College and although the summer term wasn’t what any of us could have imagined, I'm delighted to see them move on to exciting new chapters at top universities and employers. The results speak for themselves and our excellent teaching both traditionally and virtually since March, ensures that every pupil fulfils their academic and intellectual potential.  Our Upper Sixth ‘Hub’,  that was set up when COVID-19 forced schools to shut, provided dedicated resources and tools to prepare them for life beyond school and it’s a pleasure to see them leave Plymouth College as rounded, confident young men and women.”