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TOP GRADES IN GCSEs IN ABUNDANCE AT TTC

Meeting with Year 11 students and their parents on GCSE results day was a lovely experience. There were some outstanding results with 42 students achieving 5 or more A/A*'s matching the performance of their grammar school counterparts.

Matthew Lennard was our top scorer with 9 A*'s closely followed by Ellie and Rosie Bowers and Joe Rackham who all achieved 8 A*'s.

46 students in Year 9 achieved A* to C grade in GCSE Statistics. 

Congratulations also to 5 of our Year 8 students who all took and achieved A* in the AQA Level 1 Project and 6 students in Year 9 who achieved 2 B's and 4 A*'s in the Higher Level Project. These qualifications are precursors to the extended project taken by 6th formers. Students have to prepare a dissertation based on their own research and make a formal presentation of their findings. This really challenges them and extends their thinking.

However, there were disappointments brought about by the C grade boundary in Mathematics moving up by 8 marks and the iGCSE English grade boundary shifting up by 3 marks with adjustments to course work disadvantaging students further. We are also concerned with the quality of marking of the iGCSE exam papers which threw up a number of anomalies. We will be asking for a significant number of papers to be remarked. This has been a National issue that has particularly hit those students who have worked so hard to achieve a C grade only to be faced with a raising of the bar to such an extent that they have one grade lower than students of similar ability and effort last year. It seems now that grades for these students will, in the future, be dependent on the profile and number of students taking that exam and not on their subject competency.

I do hope parents who have had to deal with this disappointment and support their children through it will make their feelings known. Our students are people, not numbers and this sort of process will completely demotivate similar students in years to come.

Our Year 11 students have been a delightful group of young people who have worked so well with their staff and have made it such a pleasure to teach and support them.

C HAYNES 
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OUTSTANDING RESULTS AT ADVANCED LEVEL AND BTEC

EXCELLENT VALUE-ADDED SCORES IN BOTH ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL COURSES

HIGH NUMBER OF STUDENTS APPLYING TO HIGHER EDUCATION OBTAIN THEIR FIRST CHOICE OF UNIVERSITY

EXCELLENT UPTAKE OF RUSSELL GROUP UNIVERSITIES

ILONA SZABO ACHIEVES GRADES TO STUDY GEOGRAPHY AT CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY

The top performers for Advanced courses in Year 13:
Vinny Gribbin A*AAA; Jonah Thomas A*A*AB; Ilona Szabo A*A*A; Liam Donovan A*A*A; George Nunn A*AA;
Joe Messenger A*A*B; Hannah Duffy A*AB; Matt Smith 
AAA; Emily May-Gordon AAA; Jamie Sequin A*AB; Ruth Proctor A*AB

Congratulations to Josh Barkley and Nathan Cinnamond AAAA who both scored 4 straight A’s at AS Level.

Caroline Haynes, Principal, commented:

We are once again delighted by the performance of our students at both A Level and BTEC. We have very high levels of achievement at every level of ability, and in every subject we offer, both vocational and academic. It is fantastic to see young people reaping the rewards of the hard work, effort and dedication they have demonstrated towards their studies. They have earned the results that will take them onto higher education or a wide range of employment possibilities.

Subjects with outstanding results include: Mathematics; Chemistry; English Literature; Geography; History; Drama; PE; Textiles and Health.

T
o achieve at Advanced Level requires ability, determination, and the support of excellent teachers. The achievement of A* grades marks an outstanding accomplishment.

Students in: 
Chemistry; English Literature; Geography; History; Mathematics; PE; and Textiles have reached A* GCE grades this year.

These results reflect the outstanding teaching that takes place every day within our Sixth 
Form, I am very proud of TTC staff, and we as a College are all very proud of what our students have achieved today.

                         



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A place where young people from 11-18 can learn to be whatever they want to be - whether it's a Cambridge graduate, a qualified electrician, an entrepreneur, a sporting champion or a West End performer.

At TTC we work with students and their parents to provide a personalised learning service, in which young people play a major role in determining their own future and achieving their own goals. How do we achieve this? By giving students a real say in their own future and in shaping the direction of our college.

Harnessing existing and emerging technology across the curriculum and employing the efforts and expertise of some of the best qualified teaching staff in the UK, Tendring Technology College offers a positive, exciting and fun learning environment for all.

Our offer to students and parents is straightforward:
  • talk to us and let us create outstanding opportunities for you.
  • work with us to be part of a college that is really going places.
  • get to know us so we can help you be whatever you want to be.
Switched on, bright and connected – if that's the sort of student you want to be, then Tendring Technology College is the place for you.

Caroline Haynes
Principal

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