Letters from the Headteacher

January Update

January 29th 2019

There has been great news for Falmouth School this week. The Government’s official statistics were published on Thursday which include exam results for A levels and GCSEs. ‘The Times’ newspaper has collated all this information and picked out its top ten schools in each county. They have named Falmouth School as the top school in Cornwall which is fabulous news!

In the newly published figures for A levels Falmouth School appears as the top non-fee paying school or college in Cornwall for high grades in academic A levels. The category “Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects” refers to A levels are ones that are commonly needed for entry to leading universities (DfE definition).

We are delighted with this news and it reflects the hard work of students, staff and of course parents and carers, in supporting our students. Added to the superb results in Key Stage 4 where our students had the best performance in the county across 8 qualifications (Attainment 8) and were in the top 4 schools for all of the other Government outcome measures, these measures clearly demonstrate how well Falmouth School students are achieving, following on from excellent results in the past few years.

The hard work that students must put in to achieve these results with the Government’s new ‘harder’ GCSEs and A levels is immense. We believe that our focus on high standards is intrinsic to students achieving their potential. We continue to have high aspirations for our students and we continue to insist on high standards in every area of school life. Our students and families deserve no less than this from us.

The outcome is that our students are well prepared for life beyond school whatever that may be. Of course we are incredibly proud of Sam Holland for his offer of a place at Cambridge to read Natural Sciences, and the higher than average number of students that were given places at Russell group universities last year.

The publication of these results comes at a time when many of our students are considering the choices that are available to them in their education with our College Open Evening on 31 January and our recent Year 8 options evening. It is vital that we continue to work with you to ensure Falmouth School students leave us prepared to compete in a challenging job market or for prestigious university, college and apprenticeship places against other students from anywhere in the country.

Posted at 10:32 on 29th Jan 2019 Back