We are celebrating another set of record breaking GCSE results this summer. 74% of students achieved 5 GCSE grades at C or above including English and Maths. These results are a 12% increase upon last year’s which ranked the school in the top 2% of schools nationally. This is the third year in a row that has seen results significantly improved at the school.
This is the first year that students have faced the new tougher GCSEs in English and Maths; students performed significantly above national averages in both of these subjects with 80% and 81% of students being successful in maths and English respectively.
There were great successes in all subjects across the school. Large numbers of students take advantage of the breadth of curriculum offered at Torquay Academy; results are very impressive in the creative arts and vocational areas as well as the traditional academic subjects.
Principal, Steve Margetts, commented “I am delighted for our students as they have worked so hard and shown such dedication to their studies. They really do deserve all that they have achieved. I look forward to welcoming the majority of them back into the 6th form in September. These results are a testament to the exceptionally hard working students and staff we are blessed with here. I couldn’t be more proud of the whole school community.”
The school’s Chair of Governors, Vince Flower, added “I am delighted with the results our students have achieved this year; they will enable them to go on and achieve in the Sixth Form and then at university, in an apprenticeship or career. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated group of teachers who have given up so much of their free time to provide additional support for their students. The results are a justification of why the school was recently judged to be Outstanding in the Challenge Partner review.”