GCSE Results – Summer 2019
Students and staff at Teignmouth Community School, are celebrating some of the best top grade GCSE results ever this summer. Twenty-one students (12% of the cohort) achieved five or more Grade 7s or better in this year’s results (a grade 7 is equivalent to the old grade A). 48 grade 9s were awarded (more than double last year’s results) and four particularly impressive students achieved five or more grade 9s – the grade 9 is the newly formed top grade which is even higher than the old grade A*. In addition, 25% of the cohort have achieved a pass grade in the English Baccalaureate (a combination of English, Maths, Science, a humanities subject and a modern foreign language).
The vast majority of students have the grades they need to progress on to the post-16 courses and apprenticeships of choice and almost 60% have achieved the essential pass grades in both English and Maths.
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. These results come at a time when the exam framework and pressure for 16 year olds has never been higher. What is particularly pleasing is the high number of students succeeding in the top grades, which shows they are being engaged, stretched and challenged to succeed. We have a decent platform now as a school to develop and help even more of our students do better and to set them up for the world beyond compulsory schooling.”