Totnes Progressive School is celebrating an outstanding set of GCSE results. The Year 11 cohort achieved grades of 4 and above for 98% of all papers entered, with 100% of our students attaining grades of 9 to 4 in English and Mathematics. Headline figures of note; 45% of students secured a Grade 9 in Chemistry, 43% of students who studied Drama achieved a Grade 9 and 43% of students also secured the top grade in History. The dedication of the entire year group and staff body throughout a year when they had to face the challenges of lock down and the resulting changes to the GCSE assessment processes is to be celebrated.
Top grades of 7, 8 and 9 were realised by TPS students in 40% of all of the papers that were entered. We would like to congratulate all our Year 11 students for their commitment and resilience. Outstanding results were secured by Erin who achieved 7 Grade 9’s and 2 Grade 8’s, Toto who was awarded 6 Grade 9’s and 3 Grade 8’s, Kiran who secured 6 Grade 9’s, 1 Grade 8 and 1 Grade 7 and Lalani who obtained 3 Grade 9’s, 2 Grade 8’s and 3 Grade 7’s.
Laura Manley. Headteacher said “These grades are simply fantastic and are testament to the incredible hard work put in by everyone in the TPS community. The teachers worked so hard during the lockdowns that covered both GCSE years to ensure a high quality of remote provision, but perhaps most impressively these grades show how motivated and committed to learning our students have been. They have been adaptable to all sorts of new innovations and approaches, and we are so proud of them. They are each brilliant individuals and they thoroughly deserve these exceptional grades!”