Students, parents and staff at TCS, Exeter Road, are celebrating some excellent GCSE and vocational results this summer.  It has been a very difficult time to finish compulsory education and after the headlines of the last few days and weeks it has been a stressful time for students.  The results this year are now based on our Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs).  This means that these grades were arrived at after a rigorous assessment of each students’ work in each subject, which was then moderated across departments and the school.  These are the results that students deserve and they should feel deservedly proud.

Some outstanding achievers include: Yasmine Slaytor who achieved nine grade 9s and one grade 8; Jessica Rowbury who achieved six grade 9s, one grade 8 and two grade 7s; Holly Booker and Marion Browning who each achieved three grade 9s, three grade 8s and three grade 7s; George Correy, Jasmine Dennett and Leah Irwin who each achieved three grade 9s plus other high grades; and Owen Blackmore, Molly Faux, Blossom Evans and Ruby Cummings who all achieved seven or more grades 7+ (a grade 7 is equal to the old grade A).

Principal, James O’Connell, said: “I’d like to congratulate the many students who have got the great results that they deserve, and thank all the staff who have supported them to do so.  This has been a nerve-racking and difficult wait for 16 year olds who have almost had their lives left in limbo for six months.  We are particularly proud of the resilience many of our students have shown, of the ways they have made the most of this time, and of how they have coped.  The vast majority have the grades and even more importantly the skills they need to go on successfully to their next step.  We wish them well!”