I would like to extend a warm welcome back to school to all of our students at Thurston Community College. In particular, it has been great to meet our new Year 7 students who have made a very impressive start to their time with us. I have been inundated with positive comments from my colleagues about their attitude, behaviour and enthusiasm. When asked, most of our Year 7 students have told me that their highlight so far has been “everything!”, long may that continue!
At Thurston Sixth: Beyton Campus we have had an equally positive start to the new academic year. Just over 150 students have enrolled (significantly higher than previous years) with a considerable number from schools other than Thurston and large numbers enrolling for Music, Drama and Dance in our thriving Performing Arts Academy. We are already expecting amazing things from them – watch this space! This is always a wonderful time of year at Beyton with new Year 12 students buzzing with excitement at the experience of their first lessons at this level; and this year is no different.
Examination outcomes this summer at both Level 3 (A-Level and equivalent) and Level 2 (GCSE and equivalent) were a cause for great celebration. Our Year 13 students achieved results which placed Thurston Community College in the top 10% of a national benchmark for progress. Our Year 11 students achieved the highest average grade total (called Attainment 8) of any recent cohort of Thurston Community College students. I would like to offer my heartfelt and unreserved congratulations to our Year 11 and Year 13 students who worked so hard to achieve these results. I applaud them all and wish them every success and happiness in the next step of their exciting journey.
Have a great week!
Helen Wilson, Principal
TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Presentations, led by Helen Wilson, Principal, will take place at 18:00 and 18:45
Come and see our fantastic learning environment, meet our outstanding staff and talk to our exceptional students.