GCSE results

Once again our 2018 GCSE results were significantly above the national average. 80% of our pupils achieved at least one 9-7 (A*/A) grade, 50% achieved at least two 9-7 (A*/A) grades and 37% at least three 9-7 (A*/A) grades.

A high percentage of 9-7 grades were achieved in many subjects including: Chemistry 56%, Physics 42%, Computer Science 50%, Art 76%, Graphics 100%, Music 100% and Spanish 40%. As a result pupils become well-rounded individuals with a good understanding of the world and a strong grasp of skills increasingly demanded for employability – creativity, critical thinking, communication and problem solving.

Over the past 3 years (2016-2018) 30% of grades in English were 9-7 (A*-A) and 83% 9-7 (A*-C). In the same period 33% of grades in Maths were 9-7 (A*-A) and 77% 9-7 (A*-C).

Outstanding individual performances include: one boy who achieved nine 9-7 grades with seven 9s, one 8 and an A in Additional Maths; another who attained eight 9-7 grades including four 9s with a Value Add of 2.3. One girl attained 12 9-7 grades including four 9s and a B in Additional Maths. Another achieved seven 9-7 grades including two 9s and a Value Add of 2.7; one boy attained five 9-7 grades including two 9s and an A in Additional Maths. Another girl achieved eight 9-7 grades.

The focused teaching, individual attention and personal encouragement provided at Thames together make a real difference in enabling pupils to reach their potential. Based on standardised predictors and Key Stage 2 data most of our pupils consistently achieve grades that are significantly above their ability. 

Grades Thames
2018
Thames
2016-2018
National Average
2018
9-7 (A*-A) 34% 38% 20%
9-4 (A*-C) 77% 83% 67%

 

Leavers' destinations

This year our leavers are taking up places at a number of schools including Kensington Park School, Wallington Grammar School, Harris Westminster, Ashcroft Technology Academy (to take the International Baccalaureate), Grey Coat Hospital School, The Brit, Esher College, Graveney School and Kingston College.

In previous years our leavers have moved on to Dulwich College, Christ's Hospital School, University College School Hampstead, Francis Holland School, James Allen's Girls' School, Latymer Upper School, Alleyn's School, Royal Russell School, Harrodian School, Kings College School Wimbledon, Tiffin Boys’ School, City of London Boys’ School, Woodhouse College, Ashbourne College, Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School, St Benedict’s School, Gordonstoun College, Parmiter’s School, Emanuel School and many other excellent schools and sixth forms. Some of our talented creative students have gone on to study for a career in the performing arts at The Brit, Performance Preparation Academy and Bird College of Dance and Musical Theatre.

We also love hearing from our graduates and learning how Thames has helped to shape their future careers and lives. Past pupils have gone on to study for degrees at King's College London, Queen Mary, University of London, London College of Communication and Bristol, Sheffield, Southampton and Bath Universities and many others.

 

Support for Leavers

Our small size enables us to develop a good rapport with each of our pupils and continue our support for leavers going forward. At the beginning of Year 11, every pupil has a one to one session with a professional careers advisor which is also attended by parents. Pupils are closely supported during the sixth form application process. Once they have their results we are more than happy to assist them in making their final college choices and ensuring that each takes the best possible future educational route they can.