2016 Exam results
Towers School Celebrate Best Ever GCSE Results!
Towers School were happily celebrating their best ever GCSE results this morning. Despite a national picture in which results have gone down, Towers have bucked the trend by improving across the board. A third of all grades awarded were at A*, A and B grades. 87% of students achieved a C grade or above in English and over half of students attained a C grade or above in both English and Maths.
In a hall festooned with balloons and signs of congratulations, staff celebrated with the students. Principal, Mr Richard Billings, said, ‘We are very proud of our Year 11 students. They have worked hard and deserve their success. I’d like to thank their families for all the support along with our fantastic team of staff and supportive trustees.’
Michael Northey, Kent County Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Education joined the school to celebrate and speak to the students as they opened their results, commenting on the lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and happy students.
Particular mention should be made of Emily Spendlove (4A*, 4A, 1B), Luc McCutcheon (3A*, 6A, 2B), Latifah Von Numers (2A*, 5A, 3B), Charlie Garret-Holmes (3A*, 5A, 4B), as well as Lauren Everest, Alfie Miller, Michelle Limbu and Alexander Kyriacou who all achieved numerous A and A* grades.
A Level and BTEC results
Sixth Form staff and students at Towers School are celebrating their A Level and BTEC results this morning following another successful two years of study.
Principal, Mr Billings, said “We want to congratulate all of our students and wish them well as they take up their places at university, employment, or begin their gap year. Some of our students were able to overcome challenging personal circumstances to gain excellent results and should be as proud of their achievements as we are. On behalf of all the students, we would like to thank all of the families and teaching staff for their support over the last two academic years”
Particular mention should be made of Nicole Jeffrey (19), who achieved an A grade in English Literature, B in Human Biology and C in Maths, and Sarah Chan (18) for achieving three B grades in Religious Studies, Sociology and Psychology, and gaining her first choice to study Sociology and Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Other notable achievements include: Kerri Burden (19), achieving a C grade in English Literature, a C in Biology and a D* in Dance and will be studying Primary Education; Maisie Ferguson (19), who is heading off to University of Kent to study International Business who said “I couldn’t have achieved these grades without the amazing support of the staff here at Towers School and I am really looking forward to the next step of University”. Jodie Given (18), who achieved a C in Sociology, B in English Literature and a Distinction in Law. Finally, Will Hollands (18), who achieved a C in Sociology, B in English Literature and a C in Psychology and said “I am so pleased with my results – especially as I achieved far higher than I originally thought! I now need to decide whether it is University or the Police force for me.”