GCSE Results

Progress 8 score

Attainment 8 score

% of pupils achieving a grade 5 or above in GCSE English and maths

% of pupils entering the
English Baccalaureate (EBacc)


Updated data as of 20th October 2022 following remarks.

*Given the uneven impact of the pandemic on school and college performance data, the government has said you should not make direct comparisons between the performance data for one school or college and another, or to data from previous years.

Student Spotlight

Emily – Deputy Head Girl

“Opening my results was very exciting, I was very pleased.

I’m pleased I got all 9s in the subjects I am going on to study next year. It’s really made me feel that I’ve made the right choice in going to study Biology, Chemistry and Geography at CSMS in September.

Being Deputy Head Girl has definitely helped me to boost my confidence. It was great to see the effect I had on the younger year groups, being a positive influence to them and acting as a role model that I would’ve looked up to when I was in Year 7.

I’d like to say a special thank you to my Maths and Science teachers. They always encouraged me to do my best.”

Student Spotlight

Corben – 9s in Key Future Subjects

Corben is delighted to have secured his place at Callywith next to study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths as A-Levels.

He said:

“I was very excited and very happy when I opened my envelope. I’m particularly delighted with my Biology, Chemistry and Maths results where I got 9s in all of them.

Period 0 [early morning study] and the Exam Success Sessions have been extremely useful. Period 0 was particularly helpful because it got you ready for the start of the day and I studied the subject I was least confident in. These extra hours really helped.”

Student Spotlight

Gracie – “I had to check they were actually my results…”

“I would have been happy with 5s across the board but I did so much better – I had to check they were actually my results as I didn’t believe it! It’s going to take a while to settle in!

I’m particularly pleased with my English Literature and Language where I got 7s for both. I considered this to be one of my most challenging subjects – I got 5s in my PPEs [mock exams], so I am delighted to score so highly.

A lot of teachers have helped me to progress, I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them. Year 11 has been my best year at Penrice, I’ve really enjoyed it.”

Gracie next heads to Callywith College to study A-Levels.

Penrice Recognised as Top-Performing Cornish State Secondary School for Progress 8 and Attainment 8

The National 2022 GCSE data published by the Department for Education identified Penrice Academy as Cornwall’s top-performing state secondary school for Progress 8 and Attainment 8.

Penrice featured at the top of the tables against 30 other Cornish secondary schools with a Progress 8 score of 0.62 and an Attainment 8 Score of 57.02.

Ms Lucy Gambier
Headteacher of Penrice Academy

“These students have shown remarkable resilience, positivity and commitment over the past five years and are leaving with excellent grades and many positive memories.
We are hugely proud of every one of our students for their hard work and truly remarkable results. We must pay tribute to all the staff at Penrice who have worked relentlessly to support the year group, ensuring that all students achieve their very best results. We must also extend a huge thank you to our parents, carers and wider community who have supported the school and the year groups through all the challenges of recent years.
I must say a massive thank you to all parents and carers for working with the school to help every child succeed. From punctuality to uniform and everything in between, pupils understand the expectations of being a Penrice learner and that wouldn’t be possible without your help. It is your support, and the hard work of our teachers, support staff and governors that make Penrice a truly outstanding school.”