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Weekly Bulletin 08/03/19


Weekly Bulletin In addition to regular website updates, termly newsletter and frequent Twitter news, as from the beginning of this term we will produce a weekly School Bulletin to keep everyone updated on the events of the forthcoming week, reminders, school news and dates for the diary. The School Bulletin will be sent to parents via School Comms. The Bulletin will be published every Friday and, in addition to the School Comms message, it will also be uploaded on the school website.

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Year 8 Options Evening


Thank you to all those parents who attended out Year 8 Options Evening on Thursday 14th February in the Kent Hall.

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The Year 8 Options Parents Evening


The Year 8 Options Parents Evening will take place on Thursday 14th February from 5pm – 7pm.

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Kent Teacher of the Year Awards


Submit a nomination - online nominations deadline 1st March 2019

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Year 11 Saturday School


Saturday 9th February 2019

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Exam Results - Summer 2018


Exam Results – Summer 2018


Our students beat all expectations with an impressive set of examination results this summer.

A week after our A level candidates recorded a 97% pass rate at A* to E across all qualifications, our GCSE students followed suit with a great batch of results.

Many of our GCSE students beat their individual targets, while great A level results saw a record number of our students being offered a university place, with most of them accepted by their first choice.

Alongside impressive results at A level, the sixth formers also performed well in vocational subjects, maintaining the school’s average grade of Distinction.

Students achieved particularly good results in sociology, maths, sport, finance and business, while 100% of pupils who undertook the extended project qualification (EPQ) achieved grades from A* to B.

Many GCSE students, meanwhile, reaped the rewards for their hard work – and the efforts of staff and the support of their parents – by achieving better-than-forecast results, despite new specifications affecting many courses.

Results in many areas showed an improvement on last year, with high-ability students in particular making great progress, while the results for science, mathematics and computing were particularly impressive.

There was an increase in the number of high grades, with pupils achieving many 9s, 8s and 7s. Overall, 52% of students achieved 4+ in English, 62% reached 4+ in maths and 50% did so in science.

The school has again benefited from the support of the Swale Academies Trust and the collaborative work that has helped to continue to drive standards higher

In the GCSE results, top performers included George Wallder, who achieved a 9 in English and science and an 8 in maths, plus two further 9s, two 7s, two grade 6s and a 4.

Ben Tipping, who achieved a 7 in English and 8 in both maths and science, added to his total with a further 9, 8 and 7, two distinctions and an A in his BTec studies and one 4.

Other successful GCSE students were:

Alessia Ciovirta (English and maths 7, science 9, plus one 9, two 8s, a 7, one BTec Merit, two 6s and a BTEC B).

Dhani Parbhu (English 9, maths 6, science 7, plus one BTec A*, an 8, thee 7s, one BTec B and a 5).

Morgan Francis (English 5, maths and science 8, plus three 7s, two As at BTec level, one 6 and a 4). 

Carl Meehan, Samrat Thapa, Yasminn Russell and Stephanie Redfearn were the students who made the most progress in the year.


Notable among the A level candidates was Christopher Douglas, who is heading to Reading University to study accounting and management after achieving a Distinction and a Distinction* in his sports diploma studies plus an A in his finance diploma and a B in maths.

Top student overall was Nikoleta Ivanova, who achieved an A in maths and Bs in media and physics, despite the fact that she could not speak English two years ago, and is off to study robotics at Bristol University.

Taylor Holmes is heading to Salford to study sports rehabilitation after receiving three Distinctions in her double sports and applied science studies.

Other high achievers at A level included:

Jasmine Baker, who achieved three Bs in maths, psychology and photography.

Charlie Barden, who will be studying law with business after achieving an A in maths and Cs in film studies and law.