Foundation Day 2017

We celebrated a year in the life of Tonbridge Grammar School with students and staff on Thursday 13 July. The day was divided into four parts.

In the first session students attended House celebration assemblies and pitted their wits against each other in a house quiz competition.

In the second session, we celebrated STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) at Tonbridge Grammar School. Year 8 shared their learning from their interdisciplinary project on global sustainability to Year 7 students who also took part in a House maths runaround. Year 9 completed a number of engineering challenges and Year 12 presented their IB Science projects to Year 10 which also had the theme of sustainability on a global scale.

In the third session, there were formal music and dance performances, exhibitions in Design, Visual Arts, CAS and the school archive collection as well as and a number of activities including British Sign Language masterclasses and demonstrations of the Falcon Project flight simulator.

At lunchtime, students took part in a whole school picnic on the school field with a smoothie bike, cream teas and a barbeque provided by Chartwells. The PTA Summer Fair was a popular attraction – thank to all the hard work from the PTA in the run up to the event and in manning stalls on the day.

The fourth session saw pop-up music performances and enrichment activities including meditation, rocket car racing, drama performances and a poetry slam. Many students seized the opportunity to try on kimonos from Japan Club, taste food from around the world and dress a global citizen. The grand finale shared performances from school choirs, whole school singing African schools and a bon voyage performance from the Motet Choir ahead of their visit to Latvia.

We would like to thank all the students, staff, friends and parents who made the day a great success. The cost for the day was met by very kind sponsorship, through the TGS School Fund, from Actavo who provided our “main stage”, Bond Bryan Architects and MXM Medical Communications.

 

Tonbridge Grammar School students celebrate sustained excellent IB Results

Sixth Form students and staff have a great deal to celebrate with the publication across the world of the International Baccalaureate Diploma results.

“I warmly congratulate all of our IB Diploma students for their truly outstanding achievement.  Not only are our Diploma students here amongst the very best in the world academically but, we know, their Diploma experience has equipped them academically and more broadly with the skills and qualities that universities and employers prize.  With the Diploma behind them our students really do have a competitive edge and can look forward to a bright future.  Congratulations also to the dedicated and inspirational team of staff who work tirelessly to support our students to such fantastic success.”

Rosemary Joyce, Head Teacher

One student achieved 45 points, the highest possible score. Two students achieved 44 points, six students achieved 43 points and twelve students were awarded 42 points - there is plenty to celebrate!

Half the year group are celebrating point scores of 38 and above (equivalent to 3A* and 1A at A Level) and 82% of this year’s Diploma graduates achieved points totals that put them in the highest echelons of UK academic achievement (3A* at A Level).

The average point score achieved was 37; continuing the school’s strong record of achievement since having moved to an exclusively IB Diploma Sixth Form five years ago.