Our Year 11 have just achieved the best ever set of GCSE results in Teign School’s history. The school has achieved a positive Progress 8 score and more than two thirds of pupils passed both English and Maths at grade 4 or above.
Headteacher, Suzannah Wharf, said, ‘We are delighted with these results, which reflect the incredible hard work of the pupils, the support of their parents and carers, and, of course, some really great teaching from our staff. It is wonderful to see the positive impact the changes we have been making in the school and the immediate influence they have made on this cohort's results. Everyone has been working hard to improve the school to meet the challenge of the new, tougher GCSEs. Along with the excellent A’ level results last week, these results represent a step up on our journey to outstanding. I want to thank our Year 11 students, who are such a great group of young people, for their determination and resilience and they have achieved some well-deserved, excellent outcomes. Some individuals have excelled themselves with several children attaining the highest grades of 8s and 9s. There are many pupils whose progress has really been truly spectacular. I am very proud of everything they have accomplished and am excited to follow their next steps.’
Along with strong English, Maths and Science results, we saw some outstanding results in such subjects as Computer Science, Music and Drama. Between them, they were awarded 29 of the new highest grade 9s, which is an amazing achievement.
Executive Principal of Education South West, Matthew Shanks, commented, “The 2019 GCSE results have seen great improvements at Teign School who are today celebrating their best ever results and further improvements at Coombeshead Academy. These outcomes are the result of running inclusive schools the right way; combined with hard work, discipline and dedication from all staff, parents, carers and, of course, the students themselves! These strong outcomes will support bright futures for the young people in our community and help our communities to become stronger.”