A Level Results
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A Level Results

2021 Results Day

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 91%A*B 77%A*A 51%

Alongside our A Levels, the Sports Baccalaureate programme consistently has a 100% pass rate, with 5 pupils achieving triple distinction*.  Destinations and courses for our Sports Baccalaureate pupils are diverse - ranging from Sports Rehabilitation at University of West England and Sport Performance at the University of Bath, to courses in Business Management in Stirling and Criminology at Loughborough.

University destinations for our 2021 leavers include:
Bath University

Politics and International Relations
Sport and Exercise Science
Sport Performance

Cardiff UniversityBiomedical Sciences 
Environmental Geoscience
University of California, Berkeley Molecular and Cellular Biology
Durham UniversityNatural Sciences
Edinburgh UniversityMathematical Physics
King's College, LondonAccounting and Finance
Leicester UniversityAncient History and History

University of Cambridge (Robinson College)

Modern and Medieval Languages
Princeton University, USAFrench and History
Surrey University Veterinary Biosciences
Swansea UniversitySport and Exercise Science
Bristol University Accounting and Management 
University of WarwickBiological Sciences
University of the Arts, LondonFashion Design and Development
Loughborough UniversityPsychology with Criminology
University of Exeter

Human Biosciences
Geography (Science)

University of NottinghamMedicine
University of Nottingham TrentBiomedical Sciences
Harper Adams UniversityAgri-Food Marketing with Business


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.  

2021 Results Day

Plymouth College pupils are celebrating the dedication, resilience and ambition of their pupils with the awarded A Level and BTEC results today. 

Jo Hayward, the College’s 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 throughout the course of their studies, ensuring that every pupil fulfils their academic and intellectual potential.  It’s a pleasure to see them leave Plymouth College as rounded, confident young men and women.”

There were some notable performances by a number of pupils (in fact too many to mention all by name). This year’s results also included outstanding performances from a record number of pupils completing their Extended Project Qualification, with a significant number achieving the top A* grade. Topics this year included Soil Science, The French Revolution, The Rise of the Billionaires and Criminal Law.  

Naomi Chatfield achieved one A* and two A grades, balancing her commitment to school in her role as Deputy Head Girl and her academics and is going on to read Engineering at Durham University. Alex Maciver-Redwood achieved three A* grades, as well as an A* in an EPQ and will join Naomi at Durham University to read Natural Sciences. Zoe Lancaster confirmed her place at Robinson College, Cambridge to read Modern and Medieval Languages after achieving three A* grades and an A* in her EPQ. She will also take up a choral music scholarship to continue with her passion for music. Louis Edwards-Pratt will move on to Imperial College London to read Physics after also achieving three A* grades. Frazer Oliver achieved three A* grades, one A and an A* in his EPQ and plans on furthering his studies in Australia in the new year. Further notable achievements come from Vienna Whittaker will be at the University of Bath to study Sport Science.  Alireza Maleki, one of our boarding community from Iran will read Biomedical Sciences at Cardiff and Ewan Horner managed to combine his dedication to the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme achieving two A* grades, one A grade and an A* in his EPQ, securing his place at the University of Exeter to study Geography. The achievements of our pupils are too numerous to mention all and all are testament to their true grit and dedication in these difficult times and are truly representative of the Plymouth College principles. 

The Sports Baccalaureate Programme has also had another successful year. The course is Level 3 Extended Diploma BTEC-based course. Notable performances include Joe Taylor, Maisie Elliott, Molly Antrobus, Bianca Mitchell and Gemma Kerr  all achieving the top D*D*D* grades.. Destinations and courses for our Sports Baccalaureate pupils are diverse - ranging from Sports Rehabilitation at University of West England and Sport Performance at the University of Bath, to courses in Business Management in Stirling and Criminology at Loughborough. 

Plymouth College also continues to enable top flight sportsmen and women to achieve their goals academically, with numerous members of our school community competing internationally in their chosen sports. Annabel Denton achieved two A* grades and one A, balancing her academic studies with her sporting commitments (including the Youth Olympics in 2018) to achieve a place to read Medicine at the University of Nottingham. Salvador Gordo who after having taken part in a FINA programme in Russia and represented Angola in the Tokyo Olympics, takes up a place at Tampa in the United States. Honey Osrin and Duru Tanir will both study Psychology based courses at Loughborough and Cardiff respectively. 

We are also proud to say that a number of our leavers will commence their studies in the autumn in the United States, having successfully navigated their way through the application process. These include Charlotte Cremers, Miraal Haque at the University of Berkley, California and Hannah Heierhoff heads off to the United States after achieving two A* grades, two A grades and an A* in her EPQ. We wish them the best of luck in their adventures.

As ever the destinations and courses of our class of 2021 are a true testament to the broad range of talents and interests of our leavers. Pupils will be studying at institutions across the country, including Bath, York, Edinburgh, Cardiff and University of Arts London, reading subjects as diverse as Biological Sciences, Philosophy and Fashion. Our mission at Plymouth College is to educate, enrich and empower every one of our pupils, where they benefit from a bespoke education that delivers excellence both in and out of the classroom.  We are immensely proud of all our pupils this year, and wish them well and look forward to hearing about the next chapter in their lives. 

Find out more about what our Sixth Form could offer you at https://www.plymouthcollege.com/sixth-form-16-18