Students at Falmouth School's sixth form, Falmouth College, received their grades this morning following two years of study for most students.

Among the high achievers was student Will, who earlier this year was elected as the regional member of Youth Parliament for the South West and spoke in the House of Commons.

He has secured a place at University of Bristol studying mathematics with his three A*s.

Fellow student Ben also achieved three A*s and is now going on to Imperial College, also to study maths.

Morgan achieved three As and will be taking up her place at Royal Holloway for Geography.

Saffy achieved three As as well and is going to University of Plymouth to study Medicine.

Ellan, Mollie and Lucy are all celebrating triple distinction* grades in sport.

The next steps in their careers lie ahead, whether that be in employment or education.

This year's results have been based on teacher assessment, with moderation by the national exam boards, and the college's young people have faced a difficult time during the coronavirus restrictions as they have waited for this day.

Students were not able to celebrate in the usual ritual of picking their results up together at the college, but they have all had the opportunity to meet with a member of staff face to face, following social distancing measures, to celebrate and discuss their next steps.

Dr Matt Fox, head of Falmouth College, said: “We are extremely proud of all the hard work that these students have put in over the years they have been with us.

"They are a great group of young people who have shown resilience during these difficult times.

"The pandemic has been difficult for all students but we hope that with these well-deserved grades that they can move on to their next phase and think of the all great times they had at Falmouth College.”

During their two years the college presidency team of Finlay, Maddie and Issy made a real impact. They focused on wellbeing for students and environmental issues, such as the ‘yellow minds’ mental health awareness week.

School productions proved a huge hit too and there were stellar performances in High School Musical (2018) and Annie (2019). The arts were a strong suit for this cohort of students, who featured and performed in countless school music concerts and art exhibitions.

In sports the achievements were vast, with the college netball team at the forefront as back to back county challenge cup winners.

The Year 13 students were regularly nominated and had their achievements in various sports celebrated at our annual sports presentation evenings, including this year’s first ever virtual presentation.

The college's Football Scholarship programme, run in association with Plymouth Argyle, produced great results.

Josh and Kieren achieved a distinction* and two distinctions each.

Francine Atkinson, deputy head of Falmouth College, added: “Teachers and support staff have welcomed students back to college on this momentous day and it was great to see smiles on their faces.

"We have supported and reassured our Year 13 students throughout lockdown and it is great to finally see them and congratulate them properly before they leave us for exciting destinations."

A number of our students are going to be studying at local universities, including Poppy at Falmouth University and Sennen and Ellan going to Exeter.

A spokesperson for the college said: "Many other students also performed really well and this is another set of excellent results for our students who have worked really hard to achieve success, supported by their families and Falmouth School and College staff and wish each of them every success in the future."

Phil Orwin, chair of trustees, said: "It is a huge acknowledgement to the support and encouragement of our teaching staff and support staff who have supported our young people through difficult and uncertain times.

"Our young people have achieved so much both academically and non-academically this year, and Falmouth School continues to build on its strong foundations of previous years with supporting all of its students to greater success than ever before as has been demonstrated by these achievements.

"I and all of my fellow trustees wish our students well, huge congratulations and all the best for their future wherever their post school life takes them. Well done Falmouth School!"