GCSE Results

Staff and pupils are thrilled to have received yet another year’s excellent GCSE results, particularly against a national picture of falling grades due to the increased difficulty of exams.

The Towers results are always outstanding and this year was no exception, with pupils attaining approximately 50% A* and A grades overall and in several subject areas. The following pupils were particularly thrilled with their results; Francesca C achieved 7 A*s and 4 A grades, Helena O-S achieved 6 A*s and 4As and Jodie R achieved 5A*s and 5 As.

The pupils’ hard work and commitment and the unfailing support of their dedicated teachers make a winning combination. Headmistress, Mrs Clare Trelfa, said, “I am absolutely delighted for the girls, who have once again excelled themselves – we are incredibly proud of them. Their diligence and focus have most certainly paid off. I extend my warmest congratulations to all of them and wish them happiness and success with their sixth form studies.”

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GCSE Results Day 2016 GCSE Results

Added Value 

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!