Plymstock School is incredibly proud of our Year 13 students
In a unique year with no perfect system for assessing grades, our priority is to support our students towards the next stage of their lives and help them achieve their aspirations.
Today is about them.
We are really pleased that the vast majority of our students have got the necessary grades to progress to the next stage of their lives, be that University, Apprenticeship or employment.
We would like to compliment our students on their resilience and hard work during this unprecedented year. We would also like to acknowledge the support given by teachers at school and parents/carers at home, and we look forward to celebrating with them in person as soon as we are able.
Amongst the numerous successes we have students gaining places on university courses such as:French studies with History at the University of London Institute in Paris, Medicine at Plymouth, Politics at Durham, Fine Art at Leeds, Engineering at Brunel, Dentistry at Birmingham, Law at Cardiff, Finance at Bristol, Astrophysics at Bristol, Naval Architecture at Newcastle, History at Exeter, Physiotherapy at Exeter, Medicine at Southampton and Operating Department Practice at Cardiff, to name but a few.
Outside of higher education we have seen our students gaining higher level apprenticeships at numerous local firms such as Babcock and employment in a multitude of areas such as the armed forces.
We wish them all every success in their futures, we are incredibly proud of them.
Miss Monelle (Director of Post 16) and Mrs Littler (Assistant Head of Sixth Form)
Lucy, who will be reading medicine at Plymouth University said:
“A huge thank you to all the staff that have helped me throughout my seven years at Plymstock, and especially to Miss Monelle, Beckie, Gemma and Mr Sprenkel. I’ve made friends that I feel like I’ve known for a lifetime and you’ve genuinely made it the best years I’ve ever had. Good luck to everyone for the future xx”
We have also heard from another parent with the following comments:
“George and his older brother Tom, were both very happy at Plymstock School, and have benefited hugely from staff efforts, regarding their academic achievements, and their pastoral education. Advice and help applying to university and gaining work experience placements were much appreciated, but also extra-curricular activities during Years 7 to 11 have helped to shape who they are today.
Being given opportunities and responsibilities at the right age and in the right way gives students confidence, and is a stepping stone onto better things. In Year 12, George was given the responsibility of teaching Science to a younger pupil; this greatly widened George’s horizons and ultimately helped him gain work as a volunteer teaching English in Romania last summer. This added to his confidence and he has recently managed to secure a year-in-industry placement at Collins Aerospace in the New Technology Department starting this September. He hopes to study Aerospace Engineering at university next year, ideally at Bristol University.
Tom has recently finished his five-year Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering at Bath University (which included a year at Pfizer in Kent) and he has been awarded a 2:1.
Thank you once again and best wishes for the future.”