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GCSE Press Release August 2018

Following our outstanding A level results last week, we are pleased that we are also able to celebrate record breaking GCSE results today. Our year 11 students have been a pleasure to work with throughout school; They are ambitious and conscientious and have once again shown that hard work will be rewarded. 

.....Click here to open 'GCSE Press Release August 2018'.pdf

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Tolworth Girls’ School  - A level Press Release August 2018

We are delighted to announce that our sixth students achieved a recording breaking set of results this summer, with 25% achieving A*/A, 50% achieving A*-B and 75% achieving A*- C. 25% of our students achieved at least two grade As at A level.  We are particularly pleased as for many subjects this is the first time students have sat the reformed A level examinations, recognised as being more challenging. We would like to congratulate all our students and staff who worked so hard to achieve these grades. 

......Click here to open 'Tolworth Girls' School - A Level August 2018'

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Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge 2018

  • To Gain a Bronze Award: Get Caught Reading on Camera Photo entries with your name. Where did you read this summer? What did you read? * Who did you read with? Email photos to Mrs Marillat our School Librarian - Library@tolworthgirlsschool.co.uk

 

  • To Achieve a Silver Award: Select a suggested* book. After reading it, write a review or draw an alternative book cover. Bring in this work to show your English teacher and the Librarian.

 

  • Aim Higher for a Gold Award: Challenge yourself and choose 2 books or more. Complete 2 reviews with alternative book covers. Bring in your reviews / art work to your English teacher and the Librarian.

.....Click here to open 'Summer Reading Award Challenge'.pdf

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Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth Form – PRESS RELEASE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 10 Tolworth Girls’ School & Sixth Form student Rianna Hodgson is on her way to becoming our very own GB Gymnast and we couldn’t be more proud of her!
She has been selected to represent Great Britain in the U18s Junior Women’s Team at the 2018 European Gymnastics Championships in Portugal, from 15-21 October 2018: an amazing achievement! Here she will perform in the TeamGym competition, where athletes are required to demonstrate a host of skills (flexibility, balances, jumps and acrobatics) in three disciplines (Floor, Tumbling and Trampette/Vault).

.....Click here to open 'Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth Form Press Release'

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Totem Pole

Recent improvements to the playing fields and outside space at TGS have included the creation of a new nature conservation area – a corner of the site where wild plants, insects and wildlife will be nurtured and allowed to flourish.  The area is fenced off from the main field with a shelter and seating, providing a place for quiet relaxation at break times and for outside study for subjects from biology and geography to art or photography.

Last summer Year 10 GCSE art students worked with professional chainsaw sculptor Andy O’Neill to create designs for some outdoor art to give the conservation area a special character and make it unique to the school.  A day of workshops and design sessions gave many ideas, and Andy worked these up to produce 3 final sculptural elements – a totem pole portraying the school houses and windmill logo, a sculptural bench decorated with local fauna and commemorative acorns, along with a cherry stone, to remember past pupils from the school.  The pieces were carved by Andy from specially sourced oak and cherry wood during autumn 2017 and installed just before Christmas._______________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 The Windmill - Issue 3

In this issue…
  • Note from the Editors - Freja & Amelie
  • Our Female Icons—The Windmill team
  • Iconic Women throughout History—Leila Cocking
  • Marlene Dietrich—Seren Kenwood
  • Emmeline Pankhurst & the Suffragettes—Liv Brown
  • Emma Watson—Amelie Ng
  • Top 10 Girl Power Movies—Wajiha Haroon
  • The Duke of Edinburgh Award—Amelie Ng
  • Patriarchy in 2018—Freja Tink
  • Behind Closed Doors Book Review—Eleanor McDonnell
  • Our Favourite Fictional Females—The Sixth Form Literacy Champions, with Elli, Amelia & Hillary
  • Women Around the World—Fariha Haroon
  • Teacher Interviews—Swetha Jegan, with Millie Clay & Fariha Haroon

Thanks to all our contributors!
Interested in joining? Speak to Miss Kemp or pop into a meeting—Thursdays after school in room 93.

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Ofsted Report

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Royal Society of Biology's Intermediate Biology Olympiad

Five students from Tolworth Girls’ School and Sixth Form took part in the Royal Society of Biology's Intermediate Biology Olympiad; a one hour exam covering many aspects of biology extending far beyond the A-level syllabus. 
Angela Dolamulla Hewa Kankanange (pictured left) did extremely well, finishing in the top 7% in the country and achieved the highest honour of the gold award. The prize is attending a free Ecology day in October with the National Field Studies Council with the other gold award winners.
 

  • 'We are extremely proud of Angela's amazing achievement, finishing in the top 7% in the whole country for the Biology Challenge' Miss Davidson - Teacher of Science

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GCSE Results 2017

Following on from our record breaking A level results last week, we were delighted to achieve another set of outstanding exam results this summer. Our GCSE students have done incredibly well despite the significant changes in the exams. .....Click here to read the full GCSE Results 2017 Press Release

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A Level Results August 2017

We would like to congratulate all our sixth form students and staff who worked so hard to achieve another set of fantastic results, exceeding the targets set. Nearly half of all A Level or equivalent qualifications achieved A*-B, with a quarter achieving an A or A* These results are particularly impressive when we consider the significant changes in the new A level and BTEC qualifications, with more content and greater emphasis on exams. Our students have risen to the challenge of the new qualifications with determination and ambition, balancing their work and family commitments alongside their studies. None of this would be possible without the dedication and support of our inspirational staff, who have worked tirelessly to prepare our students not only for these exams, but also their future studies and careers. .....Click here to read the full A Level Results 2017 Press Release

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Press Release Battlefields 

Tolworth girls school visited the battlefields of France and Belgium at the end of June this year. As part of this they visited the grave of Private F.C Butler from Beaconsfield road who is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium. .....Click here to read Press Release Battlefields

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Talented Rider at Tolworth Girls' School

Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth Form is pleased to be supporting one of their year 9 students, Rhiannon who has qualified to compete at AL SHIRA'AA  Hickstead Derby Meeting. .....Click here to read the full story

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Students Ruby and Lucia have had their art work selected for Young Kingston Artists Open Studios Competition

 

Students from across the borough entered their work for the annual competition held under the patronage of the KAOS and CASS Art as part of their commitment to supporting young artists. .....Click here to Read the Full Story

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New Build Newsletter

This is a short summary newsletter to keep parents/carers up to date with our new building plans here at TGS. Our plan is to regularly update you on our progress .....Click here to open New Build Newsletter.pdf

 

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The pupils stuck in GCSE resits

Online article: Almost 80% of pupils in England who do not achieve a C grade in GCSE maths or English fail to attain this mark during their resits. It is leaving hundreds of thousands of students stuck in a cycle of exams.....Click this link to watch Georgina's full interview

 

Full Flim: Hundreds of thousands of pupils in England are stuck in a cycle of resits, as they try to achieve a grade C in maths and English. Schools and colleges say it is putting pressure on their teachers, and their budgets.....Click this link to watch James Longman's exclusive report

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Governors' Newsletter

Please find below our Christmas Governors’ Newsletter. It has been another busy term for
the school as we welcomed many new students and embarked on new curricula that
resulted from the various and continuing changes imposed on our education system.

Link to Governors' Newsletter

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Sad News

It is with great sadness to announce that David Hickman, a former Deputy and much valued friend and colleague passed away on Wednesday 14th September. We were aware that he was unwell and that the prognosis was not good, but it was very quick in the end. David worked at TGS for 22 years and gave so much to our school, students and the Training school in particular. We are all very sad and will miss his friendship, excellent food, good humour, terrible jokes and his support. 

Siobhán Lowe
Headteacher

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Memories of David Hickman

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