A Level and IB success at Plymouth College
13th August 2015

Plymouth College is celebrating its A Level results this morning with nearly a third of all grades at A* or A.  More than 10% achieved at least 3 A grades each.

This year’s top performer is James Douie, who has walked away with an impressive 4 A*s.  Paul Vallis is close behind with 3 A*s and 1A, with Khanh Nguyen achieving 2A*s and 2 As.  All three boys will read Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

Twenty six subjects achieved 100% and the overall pass rate remains strong at 98%.

In the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), Plymouth College has achieved its best ever results.  With 100% pass rate, the average point score of 34.125 equates to 482 UCAS points, which is the equivalent of more than  3A*s at A Level and places the school in the top 20 nationally for IB.

Top scorer is Kevin Vandabona, who has achieved an impressive 43 out of a maximum 45 points.  This score places Kevin in the top 1.9% of the global IB cohort.  His mark equates to 676 UCAS points, which is the equivalent to 4A*s and 1A at A Level.  Kevin, who was part of the team that received a highly commended award in the national final of the business competition BASE last month, will be studying Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College University of London. 

“My warmest congratulations to all our students on their examination success”, said Headmaster, Jonathan Standen.  “I am delighted to see such an excellent set of results and I would like to pass on my thanks to the teaching staff for their continued commitment and hard work, which has helped our students to reach such a high level of achievement.  We have a busy and vibrant sixth form community and it is extremely rewarding to see both our A level and IB students do so well. ”