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 %|
|BTEC Construction Double||0||90.9|
|BTEC PE Double||33.3||100|
|BTEC PE Single||0||55.6|
|DT Resistant Materials||14.6||63.4|
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 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 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 Religious Studies||33.3||91.7|
|A2 Science Biology||47.6||100|
|A2 Science Chemistry||66.7||100|
|A2 Science Physics||44.4||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|
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 Person—The 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 Another—If 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.
Mailed—Another 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)
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.
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:
Thanae Tsrika – Garland
Sam Reddell Denton
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.
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 and we arrived in Berlin just in time for a group photo in front of the Reichstag just as the sun was setting.
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.’