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I’m sure you already know but I just wanted to let you know I achieved A* in maths and A* in further maths (A in physics too) and thus am on my way to university at the end of September!

I just wanted to say thank you for everything from GCSE’s through to A levels and I definitely couldn’t have done it without all your hard work and your amazing team. I feel I’ve come so far from just scraping an A at GCSE to getting 2 A*’s at A2; I can’t believe it!

Many thanks again to you, and all the maths teachers.

Year 13 Student 2016

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Helen Wilson, Principal

Principal's Message

30 August 2016

Thurston Community College is celebrating a summer of examination success.

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 undertook externally marked progress tests in English and Mathematics, the results of which were moderated against a national data base. The results of these tests confirmed that Thurston students are attaining above, and in most cases, significantly above the national average in both English and Mathematics.

In Years 10 and 11, examination success is measured by GCSE results. This year, students in Year 11 made more progress from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 than any previous cohort for at least 10 years. Their pass rate was 99%, with 71% of the 2,620 examinations taken passing with grades A* to C. At all ability levels, their progress has exceeded national expectations and these results will ensure that every student is able to progress to the next stage of their learning.

 

Success continued at Thurston Sixth: Beyton Campus where our
Year 13 students were the first cohort to complete their entire Advanced-Level studies at our bespoke Sixth Form campus. They too, made significantly more progress than previous year groups, with a pass rate of 99% and an A* to C pass rate of 80%. Examination results provide the passport to the next step in our students’ lives, so we are delighted that 93% of our students gained entry into their first or second choice university.

This examination success throughout the College community is a testament both to the hard work and determination of our students and to the expertise and professionalism of the teachers and staff who have supported them.

I would like to congratulate all of our students for their fantastic results and to wish them well in their future learning. I would also like to thank all of my staff for their dedication and proficiency. We eagerly await the start of a new academic year and look forward to the successes it will bring.

Helen Wilson
Principal


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