Callywith College is celebrating a 100% pass rate in its A Levels and Diploma courses.

Amongst A Level students, 92.5% passed with the higher grades of A*-C

And 121 students (46%) taking a Level 3 Diploma achieved a Triple Distinction or better

Today’s results day marked the end of another challenging year for young people that ended with no external exams due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following the government’s decision that the Summer 2021 examination series would not go ahead, Callywith, like all other sixth form centres, followed national guidance in submitting teacher assessed grades to exam boards determined by teachers, based upon a range of evidence.

Principal Jon Grey said: “We are so proud of the achievements of all of our students with exam grades being just one part of their development. The way staff and students have responded to continuing challenges presented by Covid-19 again this year has been truly remarkable. Our students have shown real resilience, determination and strength to pursue their ambitions and should be proud of their achievements.

“The vast majority of our UCAS applicants have successfully gained entry to their first-choice institutions and it is a privilege to share their pride in these achievements and the excitement they have for their futures. There will be a lot of talk about “grade inflation” today, but it is the individual success stories that really matter. Students and their teachers have done their absolute best and worked brilliantly to adapt to the system they were given. We must celebrate their collective success.”