We are delighted to have been awarded an IMECHE and IET grant to allow us the start running TGS STIXX. TGS STIXX is a fun and innovative project to engage, enthuse and increase the understanding of primary and secondary school students in STEM subjects through “hands-on” mechanical engineering experiences.
Tonbridge Grammar School's three young choirs have been invited for the third successive year to perform at a special Christmas Carol Concert at Southwark Cathedral on Wednesday 28 November 2018 at 7.30pm as a fundraising venture for Barnardo's. Over 150 pupils will be raising the roof to begin their Christmas festivities from TGS Motet, Cantores and Junior Choirs. As well as singing their own pieces, the choirs will come together with five other schools to form a massed choir to sing music by Lin Marsh and a specially written carol by Motet director Adrian Pitts who will also conduct the combined forces.
Students at Tonbridge Grammar School (TGS) are celebrating outstanding results again in a year which introduces the second tranche of the reformed, and more rigorous, numeric graded GCSEs. The introduction of a new top grade of 9, for the vast majority of subjects, which sits above the threshold for A* is undoubtedly tough to achieve. 4 students achieved the top grade in all of their GCSE subjects and 17 students achieved grade 8+ across the board. Subject results show 39 students achieving grade 9 (22.5%) in Mathematics and 45 pupils (26%) in English (Language or Literature); 18 students (10.4%) achieved a grade 9 in both subjects. Overall, 57% of all GCSE results were at grade 8 (or A*) and above and 81.6% at grade 7 (or A) and above.
Rosemary Joyce, Head Teacher at Tonbridge Grammar School, said: ‘Congratulations to all our Year 11 students celebrating their results today. I am absolutely delighted with their achievements and send my warmest congratulations to every one of them. Undoubtedly the introduction of the reformed GCSEs has raised the academic bar and it fantastic to see the success of our students. All of our students should feel justifiably proud of their achievements which reflect their exceptional hard work and commitment to their studies. Congratulations also to the dedicated staff who support students to achieve such success.’
The grade per entry attained of 7.6 is outstanding. Students achieved the highest grades in all subjects, in particular core disciplines where every student studies three sciences, two English subjects, and at least one language. Mathematics results were exceptional with 97 students (56.1%) achieving a grade 8 or 9; 145 (83.8%) at grade 7 and above. 143 students (82.7%) gained grade 9, 8 or 7 in GCSE English (Language or Literature). Students also achieved exceptionally high grades in GCSE Science and Modern Foreign Languages with the following figures reflecting the number of 8 or 9 grades in each discipline; French 42 (56%), Spanish 65 (56%), Biology 115 (68%), Physics 97 (57.4%) and Chemistry 112 (66.3%).
Ever wanted to get up close and personal with an owl?
Tonbridge Grammar School PTA are organising a Magical Owl Encounter this year at the 'Wizarding Winter Fair' and although the display is FREE, 35 lucky people will get to handle one of the live owls!
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Tonbridge Grammar School is delighted to be offering this subject specialism training course through the Kaizen Teaching School Alliance, designed for teachers who are currently teaching Physics, French or Spanish outside of their specialism subject, or who wish to offer future teaching in one of these subjects. Starting in January 2019, this programme is also suitable for those returning to teaching. The face-to-face programme alongside online modules will improve both subject knowledge and classroom practitioner skills, allowing you to confidently teach up to GCSE.
Since 2011, Tonbridge Grammar School has formed close links with Humanitarian charities in Swaziland and Malawi. We aim to engage with real life projects, helping local communities to support and thrive, without the need for constant financial aid. Since 2013, several teams of 6th form students have travelled to Malawi to promote cultural exchange and help build much-needed class rooms, playground facilities, a feeding centre and an assembly hall.
Flared trousers, bright colours, crazy hair, toe-tapping disco music and a good helping of devilish humour transported audiences back to the 1970s during this year's whole school summer production 'Disco Inferno' written by Justin Sepple and presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) on behalf of David Spicer Productions.