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GCSE Students at Tonbridge Grammar School Achieve Exceptional Results.  

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%). 

GCSE Students at Tonbridge Grammar School Achieve Exceptional Results

Students at Tonbridge Grammar School (TGS) are celebrating outstanding results again in a year which sees the introduction of the reformed, and more rigorous, numeric graded GCSEs in English and Mathematics.  The introduction of a new top grade of 9 which sits above the threshold for A* is undoubtedly tough to achieve.  Our results show that TGS students are more than capable of responding to this challenge with grade 9s achieved by 47 pupils (30%) in Mathematics and 52 pupils (33%) in English; 24 students (15%) achieved a grade 9 in both subjects.  11 students achieved 3 grade 9s with six of them achieving A*s in their remaining seven subjects.  58 pupils (37%) gained 10 or more A or A* grades (or new grade 9, 8 or 7) with 18 pupils (11%) gaining 10 or more A*s (or new grades of 9 or 8). Overall, 56% of all GCSE results were at grade A* and above (or new grades 9 or 8) and 82% at A*or A (or new grades 9, 8 or 7). 

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 new GCSEs in English and Mathematics has created a significant additional challenge for both students and staff this year. It is fantastic to see the success of our students across the board including in the new, academically rigorous examinations in Mathematics and English.  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 have supported our students to achieve such outstanding results, including our English and Mathematics teachers who have worked so hard to ensure that the introduction of the reformed GCSEs supports our students to success.’

The average points per entry attained of 7.51 is the equivalent of a strong A grade.  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 102 students (65%) achieving a grade 8 or 9; 133 (85%) at grade 7 and above.  132 students (84%) gained grade 9, 8 or 7 in GCSE English.  Students also achieved exceptionally high grades in GCSE Science and Modern Foreign Languages with the following figures reflecting the number of A* or A grades in each discipline; French 55 (90%), Spanish 65 (90%), Biology 134 (87%), Physics 135 (87%) and Chemistry 133 (85%).

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.