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"At GTS our ethos is to ensure that all pupils are able to make outstanding progress in their learning and

personal development in their 5 years with us. We will look at each cohort as they join GTS and evaluate

the best learning pathway for all the pupils."


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Outstanding GCSE Results Well Above National And County Averages

Great Torrington School is pleased to report an outstanding set of GCSE results.

Preliminary results show that at least 66% of pupils have achieved five grade C or above including both English and mathematics. A high proportion of our students have achieved or exceeded their expected grades. This will enable them to access their preferred courses. Our highest attaining student achieved 10 GCSE’s at A* and 1 at A grade!

As a school we are celebrating outstanding progress in English with more than 73% of students obtaining A* to C grade, this goes against the national trend which has seen grades in English fall this year. In mathematics, we saw an increase in the number of students obtaining A* to C, again bucking the national trend with 74%.


66% 5 A* - C including English and Maths

73% A* - C English

74% A* - C Mathematics

88% 5 A* - C


Physics 100%

Biology 100%,

Chemistry 96%

Statistics 96%

French 92%

Religious Studies 88%

Engineering 85%

Additional Science 84%


Whilst we are proud of the achievements of all our students amongst our highest achievers we are extremely pleased that 88% of students achieved five GCSEs at A* to C.

Our notable success stories include:

Matt Cowan - 5 grade A; Tara Eadie - 7 grade A, Charlotte Evans - 10A* and 1 A; Edward Gist - 5 A; Jade Hill - 5 grade A; Sophie Hill - 1A* and 7A; Beth Josey - 3A* and 8 A, Alan Kerr - 2A* and 7A; Ellie Lees - 6A; Mione Pettifer - 2A* and 3A; Clara Philips - 2A* and 7A; Gabs Rand Silva - 7A; Jasmine Kelynack - 6A* and 4A; Joe Stafford - 8A; Lydia Wade - 4A* and 5A; Elizabeth Ward - 5A* and 4A.

Tracey Amos and the Chairman of Governors, Commander M Bamborough MBE RN said, “We are delighted with the pupils’ GCSE results which are the best ever achieved by Great Torrington School. They show how hard the pupils and staff have worked over the years culminating in these outstanding results.”

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