Amazing Towers! GCSE Results Day 2018.
Towers girls have once again achieved outstanding GCSE results.
99% of their results were between grade 4 and 9, with a hugely impressive 45% at grade 7, 8 and 9.
The recipe for their success is as follows: hard working pupils working closely with dedicated staff, who want nothing but the very best for them. This unbeatable combination encourages Towers pupils to think big and follow their dreams.
Every single girl did herself proud with the following particular outstanding successes;
Francesca Blondell secured 8 GCESs, 6 at grade 9, 1 at grade 8, 1 at grade 7 as well as an A grade in Additional Mathematics. ,
Jemima Coleman achieved 9 GCSEs, 5 at grade 9, 3 at grade 8, and 1 at grade 7 along with a B in Additional Mathematics. ,
Georgia Howarth obtained 9 GCSEs, 1 at grade 9, 4 at grade 8 and 4 at grade 7.
“Warmest congratulations to all of our GCSE girls and hard-working staff, I am immensely proud of all of them.” said Headmistress, Mrs Clare Trelfa.
Throughout the school we use tests supplied and marked by the CEM Centre (The Centre for Evaluating and Monitoring) in Durham University. This information is baseline data, which, together with our teachers’ ongoing pupil assessments, gives us an idea of how best to nurture, support and motivate pupils.
Pupils sit these tests in the following years:
- InCAS tests in Years 2-6
- MidYIS tests in Year 7
- Yellis test in Year 9
All of these tests are innovative, computer-adaptive assessments designed to help teachers identify each individual’s development needs and personalise learning.
The tests are designed to measure pupils’ aptitude for, and attitude to, learning. They monitor pupil progress throughout KS1, 2 and 3 and facilitate transition to KS4 with value-added progress measures and target-setting information for GCSEs. These predictions can (and often do) improve as pupils move through the school, especially with The Towers academic tracking and pastoral care.
The year-on-year feedback we receive underlines the fact that Towers education makes all the difference. Even with the increased difficulty of exams and the stricter marking, we are proud to announce that, on average each pupil improves her initial predictions by at least one whole grade in each subject.
You will undoubtedly agree that this is quite a feat across ten or eleven subjects. Well done, girls!