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
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.
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:
Congratulations to Josh Barkley and Nathan Cinnamond AAAA who both scored 4 straight A’s at AS Level.
Caroline Haynes, Principal, commented:
Tendring Technology College is pleased to be the Lead School for the Tendring Teaching School Alliance
Tendring Technology College is a local Maths Hub representing the Colchester and Tendring area, under the umbrella of the Matrix Essex and Herts Maths Hub
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September Start Dates
Years 7, 10, 11 and 12 return to College on Friday 4 September
Years 8, 9 and 13 return to College on Monday 7 September
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