Liskeard College celebrates top state school spot for county's sixth form results
A-levels students at Liskeard School and Community College took the top spot amongst Cornwall's state schools.
Meanwhile, GCSE pupils at the South East Cornwall school came a respectable 24th in the county.
Donna Bryant, headteacher, paid tribute to students, staff and parents at the school.
She said: "We are thrilled with our A-levels results which are testament to all the hard work, dedication and commitment of the students, staff and parents working together.
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"This is further evidence of our school going from strength to strength – we are delighted.
"This success is seen also in our GCSE results which have improved 32% over the past two years with students achieving five good GCSEs." Tom Collier, a sixth form student at the school, achieved A*s in philosophy and ethics, maths, physics and chemistry – all with A grades.
The 17-year-old from Dobwalls, who wants to study physics at Durham University, said: "Coming top in the A-levels table is brilliant for the whole school.
"A lot of the credit should go to the staff who run the sixth form who go the extra mile for us. We're all feeling pretty proud."
Truro and Penwith College also did well in the A-Level tables coming fifth in the county.
Mark Arnold, director of quality at the college, said although providing large volumes of additional data, he believed the tables made it trickier to compare institutions.
He said: "Many of the measures require much footnoting. The purpose and use of some of the others is frankly mystifying.
"For example, one measure, which presents the 'percentage of all Key Stage 5 students who achieve three A-levels', bizarrely involves calculating how many students achieved something they have never been studying."
Overall, however, the college leaders said they were delighted with its performance.
David Walrond, principal said: "The exceptional record of student performance at this college, both in a national and local context, continues. It's great to see that it gets further official recognition in these latest government tables."