Summer 2016 Results


67% of students achieved an A*-C in English and mathematics (up 10% from last year)

14.9% of students achieved the Ebacc

65% of students achieved 5 A*-C

78% of students achieved A*-C in English

83% of students made expected progress in English

67% of students achieved A*-C in mathematics

67% of students made expected progress in mathematics

Qualification Name A*-A % A*-C %
Art 21.4 78.6
Art Photography 29.4 76.5
Astronomy 18.2 100
BTEC Construction Double 0 90.9
BTEC PE Double 33.3 100
BTEC PE Single 0 55.6
Business Studies 24.4 68.3
Child Development 0 58.3
Computing 20 53.3
Dance 23.5 82.4
Drama 11.4 91.4
DT Food 0 54.5
DT Graphics 33.3 77.8
DT Resistant Materials 14.6 63.4
DT Textiles 100 100
English Language 18.6 63.8
English Literature 21.2 77.2
Geography 11.1 61.7
History 29.4 76.5
ICT 9.1 45.5
Mathematics 16.2 71.4
Maths Further 17.6 62.7
MFL French 33.3 72.2
MFL Japanese 71.4 95.2
MFL Spanish 16 56
Music 4.5 45.5
PE 19 73.8
Psychology 7.1 85.7
Science Additional 0 9.6
Science Biology 10.5 68.4
Science Chemistry 19.5 61.7
Science Core 0 5.8
Science Physics 18 57.9
Social Studies 13.1 61.1
Sociology 0 40


99.5% pass rate

96.5% success rate

22.85 average point score per entry

26% of students achieved 3 A*-B

74% of students achieved 3 A*-E

Qualification Name A*-B% A*-E %
A2 Art Fine 81.8 100
A2 Art Photography 36.4 100
A2 Business Applied 37.5 100
A2 Business Studies 58.8 100
A2 Computing 0 100
A2 DT Food 100 100
A2 DT Product Design 60 100
A2 DT Textiles 50 100
A2 English Language 50 100
A2 English Literature 47.4 100
A2 Geography 40.9 100
A2 History 66.7 100
A2 Law 35.7 100
A2 Mathematics 52.4 100
A2 Mathematics Further 33.3 66.7
A2 Media Studies 25 100
A2 MFL French 100 100
A2 MFL Japanese 100 100
A2 MFL Spanish 50 100
A2 Performance Studies 62.5 100
A2 Psychology 53.8 100
A2 Religious Studies 33.3 91.7
A2 Science Biology 47.6 100
A2 Science Chemistry 66.7 100
A2 Science Physics 44.4 100
A2 Sociology 20 100
AQA EPQ SUMMER 2016 60 100
BTEC Double  H&SC 45 100
BTEC Double Sport 66.7 100
BTEC Half Science 16.7 100
BTEC Single & Half Science 7.1 100
BTEC Single Creative Media 22.2 100
BTEC Single Music 83.3 100
BTEC Single Public Services 0 100
BTEC Single Sport 12.5 100



Exam Results Information

Results Days—Summer 2016
Thursday 18th August 2016—AS/A2 Results
Thursday 25th August 2016—GCSE Results

Results will be available between 0830am—12pm in the Octagon. The Exams Officer, Sixth Form staff and other teachers will be available between those times if you have any queries regarding your results. If you wish to pick them up later than these dates or times they will be available from the Sims Office.

Ways to Collect Your Results:
In PersonThe easiest way to collect your results is to come into College on the results day (see dates and times above). You will need provide us with your candidate/exam number when collecting your results envelope. If you are unable to attend on the results day you may visit the Sims Office to collect your results.

Nominating AnotherIf you are unable to collect your results in person, you may nominate a friend or family member to collect them for you. You must nominate this person, in writing, before the results date or give them a letter to bring with them when the collect your results. Your nominated person must bring some form of ID with them so that we may verify we are handing your results to the person named in your permission letter.

We cannot hand out results to parents without prior, written permission from the candidate as we are bound by the Data Protection Act.

MailedAnother option is to provide an SAE prior to the exam results, with which we can send your results out to you in. Please ensure that the envelope is large enough to hold your results (A5-A4 is best) and that the stamp is correct for the size of the envelope (normal/large letter stamp). We will mail the results out on the results day.

J Hamilton Kates BSc (Hons)
Exams Officer


Day 7

Day 7 was another day in which we visited various sites associated with the Nazis and the Holocaust. We spent the morning looking around Sachsenhausen concentration camp and then visited the Olympic stadium built by the Nazis for the 1936 Olympic Games. However the visit to the Villa where the Wansee conference took place was the most chilling of all. It was here that the lawyers and bureaucrats of the Nazi regime met to finalise plans for the Final Solution. Genocide by the seaside.

Bronze ‘Arts Award’ qualification

41 students in year 9 and 10 have achieved a Bronze ‘Arts Award’ qualification. All students had to participate in an arts challenge, watch a live performance, research an arts inspiration and share and teach an arts skill of their choice. The examiner was very impressed with their work and dedication to the arts. They will all receive a certificate and badge in September. The students were:

Amy Jennings
Isabel Prout
Charlotte Davis
Tegan Hughes
Annabel Botham
Jess Kellock
Emily Handel
Thanae Tsrika – Garland
Niamh Mathews
Chelsea Worrall
Beau Waycott
Jess Dent
Amelia Harrison
Ashleigh Coventry
Ruby Myler
Keisha Hodge
Molly Pedlar
Emma Bailey
Libby Kerswill
Evie Pearce
Lauren Egan
Chantel Whitting
Tegan Oakley
Isobel Hillier
Josie Handscomb
Catherine Turner
Jack Kerswill
Becky Phelpstead
Sam Reddell Denton
Jemma Stacey
Jodie Hall
Jemma Stacey
Bryce Lovell
Archie Allen
Evie Ward
Amber Turner
Tom Roberts
Mea Guerrero
Freya Hopkins
Evy Whiteley
Jemma Ninnis

Day 6

It’s day 6 and we spent 12 hours walking around Berlin visiting sites mainly associated with the Cold War. You can see some pics below of a section of the Berlin Wall as well as Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate.

Phoenix Project

The Phoenix project is aimed at students who are somewhat disengaged with education and is designed to build self-esteem and instil a sense of responsibility. We try to get the very best from all those who attend in an attempt to boost their confidence and prove to themselves that they can succeed when things get tough.

I am so very proud of what our Students have managed to achieve this week. They have been taken out of their comfort zone and faced a new challenge every day. They have shown resilience and moral courage throughout. They have stuck together and worked as a team to accomplish their goals.

Day 5

Day 5 and we arrived in Berlin just in time for a group photo in front of the Reichstag just as the sun was setting.

College archive day

About 50 former pupils of Tavistock Grammar School, from the classes of 1946-1952, recently came to the college to watch a fascinating film of life at the school during the reign of Mr Anderson, headmaster 1947-1954. Sports Day, Founders Day, swimming (at Bannawell Street pool), dramatic productions, the cadets’ visit to Warminster and cross country running featured in the film, taken by Mr Anderson and passed on to the school this year by his daughter Mrs Hilary Richardson. It was a time for memories, reminiscences and meeting up with old classmates, while we were all struck by seeing a steam train pass by on the horizon – a real insight into the changes that time has brought. Sporting activities during those days brought several sharp gasps from the PE staff there – Mr Forster said he was surprised so many had survived shot put and javelin practice then! Visitors were served refreshments by current Year 7 students and memories recorded by Year 10 History students, to be kept for the archive in due course. Mr Forster produced the old house shield and was able to tell the visitors that the winning house in 1950 was Drake which brought loud cheers from the audience. Tavistock Grammar School then was situated in what is now Tavistock County Primary School so at the end the visitors went out onto the field to get their bearings and there was much that was still familiar.
Altogether it was a wonderful experience for the current staff and students to meet up with so many alumni, such as the Head Girl for 1953 Jennifer Stephens (now Sanders). They were all delighted to be able to turn back the clock and remember their schooldays, which by all accounts were highly disciplined but also great fun.

Helen Harris, who organises these days, said: ‘The College is planning to have more such Archive Days and while we do have an extensive collection of photographs we would welcome any film or video footage. Even if it is on old film reels, or VHS tapes, our technical experts can transcribe such footage for a digital age. Please do get in touch if you can help.’