Sixth Form Academic
Sixth Form Academic

Sixth Form Academic

The Sixth Form is very much about what’s right for the individual. That’s why each pupil is given a personalised plan tailored to their individual abilities and ambitions. This helps them to determine whether A Levels, the IB Diploma or BTEC qualifications are the most suitable for their future path.

With excellent staff/pupil relationships, the Sixth Form is a friendly and supportive community where pupils are encouraged to reach their full potential and exceed their expectations.

Plus, small classes with high staff to pupil ratios enable a tailored approach to teaching and a deeper learning for pupils, whether they’re considering higher education or employment.

Sixth Form Results

Sixth Form Results

2020 A Level, IB and BTEC Results

  • 87% of all grades were A*, A or B
  • 88% of A Level pupils gained Grades A* – C
  • The IB average point score was 36
  •  100% of the BTEC Sport and Exercise Science cohort achieved triple distinction* in BTEC (equivalent to 3 A* grades at A Level)
  • 100% overall pass rate for BTEC Sport and Exercise Science students and BTEC Business
  • 67% of Btec Business students achieved Distinction/Merits (Equivalent to 2*A/B at A Level)
  • Half of our Year 13 leavers went to study at a ‘top university’ (Russell Group/broadsheet Top 25 ranked/Gold TEF)

2019 A Level, IB and BTEC Results

  • 98% pass rate across 30 subjects offered at A Level
  • 61% of all grades were A*, A or B
  • Ben Harris and Alex Kitchen both achieved 3 A* grades and an A at A Level
  • The IB average point score was 32
  • Costanza Azzini and Tadgh Hearn both achieved an amazing score of 42 points in the International Baccalaureate (the maximum being 45 and world average 30))
  • 50% of the BTEC Sport and Exercise Science cohort achieved triple distinction* in BTEC (equivalent to 3 A* grades at A Level)
  • 100% overall pass rate for BTEC Sport and Exercise Science students

2018 A Level, IB and BTEC Results

  • 100% pass rate across 30 subjects offered
  • 46% of all grades were A* or A equivalent
  • 88% of sixth form grades were A* – C equivalent
  • The IB average point score was 34.3
  • Jonti Ruell achieved 3 A* grades and an A
  • Callum Macintyre achieved an amazing score of 42 points in the International Baccalaureate (the maximum being 45 and world average 30)
  • 58% of the BTEC Sport and Exercise Science cohort achieved triple distinction* in BTEC (equivalent to 3 A* grades at A Level)

2017 A Level, IB and BTEC Results

  • 100% pass rate across 30 subjects offered
  • 45% of all grades were A* or A equivalent
  • 68% of sixth form grades were A* – B equivalent
  • The A* – C equivalent rate was 88%
  • Kieran Bailey gained four A* grades and an A
  • Deputy Head Girl, Sara Guest achieved an amazing maximum score of 45 points in the International Baccalaureate (equivalent to 4 A* grades at A Level)
  • Laurie Dawkins achieved triple distinction* in BTEC (equivalent to 3 A* grades at A Level)

2016 A Level, IB and BTEC Results

  • 100% pass rate in all 26 A Level subjects
  • 5 BTEC students gained triple star Distinctions
  • Head Boy, Liam Travers (IB) with the equivalent of 4 A*
  • Successful Pre-Med Programme – all 6 Medics, Dentists and Vets obtained their first choice university
  • 28 students with 3 A/A* or equivalent

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP

At Taunton School we aim to equip our students with the confidence, experience and skills to naturally take up leadership roles in their lives both within and beyond school.

Our students are able to access leadership through the breadth of activities and opportunities available to our students.  This stretches our students through participation, contribution and organisation, alongside peer to peer mentoring.

Being a leader develops communication/interpersonal skills, decision making, teamwork, time management, planning, organisation, negotiation, creativity, confidence, commitment and engagement.

At the heart of the sixth form is the belief that our students need to be exposed to leadership opportunities as part of their overall school experience and be empowered to develop their individual styles by reflecting and evaluating the outcomes.

There are many other opportunities for students to develop as leaders, these include as Heads of School, Prefects, through student run societies (MUN, Amnesty, Green Club to name a few) as peer mentors, sports captains, through music and drama, DoE, Ten Tors, and in the Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

Carrington Library

Carrington Library

The well-stocked and comfortably furnished Carrington Library in the Loveday building provides a quiet working atmosphere for private study and leisure reading for all Senior students. Holding approximately 14,000 volumes and 7,500 catalogued journal articles, the Library also hosts a number of online and digital resources to support research and learning across the school. Study PCs are available for internet access and the room is well served by wi-fi and plenty of power sockets for laptops and tablets.

The Library is committed to providing materials to support students across the curriculum in all subjects, expand their horizons and give access to the best literature, from classics to graphic novels. A special collection boasting the title “The Wow Factor” encourages academically ambitious pupils to read themselves interesting by exploring World and English literature as well as works of popular science and humanities subjects.

Senior Librarian Amanda Lockwood and Library Assistant Eliza Kitchen are always delighted to help pupils to find appropriate information for prep or to discuss leisure reading interests. We warmly encourage pupils to request books and talk to us about their favourite authors and topics. The library management system, Eclipse, provides an easily searchable catalogue and opportunities to write book reviews and manage your own library account. Along with the  online journal archive for Hodder sixth form magazines and other targeted digital resources, the catalogue can easily be accessed by all pupils through the Library page on the Taunton School Firefly intranet.

Directions

Open Mornings:                         Saturday 25th September

In person Open Morning from 9:30am to 12:30pm
International Open Morning from 1:00pm (UK time)

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