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GCSE Exam Results: 2021

Here at Townsend, we are very proud of the exam results each individual has achieved, especially after a disturbed period of learning during two national lockdowns.  Results continue to rise due to the hard work and dedication of our staff and students.  The average grade was a grade 5, and our progress 8 score was +0.04, indicating that students are making expected progress in comparison with other students nationally, who have the same starting points in Year 7.

Please see the documents below for a further breakdown our results


GCSE Exam Results: 2020

Staff, parents and students celebrated another fine set of results at Townsend School. The examination coordinator commented that “once again the school have achieved an excellent set of GCSE results. We are proud of all the students and the effort they put in and are delighted that the hard work has paid off. It is particularly pleasing to see so many of our students choosing to stay on for sixth form.”  The average grade was a strong grade 5 and our progress 8 score was +0.19.


GCSE Exam Results: 2019

2019 was the last year that exams were externally assessed and results officially verified:

Progress 8 Attainment 8 Grade 5+

in English & Maths

EBacc APS (average point score)
+0.2 48.2 46% 4.13



A-Level Success at Townsend Church of England School 2021

We are extremely proud of our Year 13 students and their results – they worked exceptionally hard and have achieved deserved results.

100% achieved A*-E with 44.2% achieving A*-B.

In 2020, the Average Point Score was 36.88 per entry (B-) and we had our first set of results for Extended Diploma and the Diploma in Health and Social Care (Extended Diploma: DDM, DMM, MMM, MMP, Diploma: DD, MP).

Well done to all our students!

Our Year 13 students that applied to university gained places on the following courses in 2021:

Aston University, Birmingham                                       Mathematics

Aston University, Birmingham                                       Foundation Programme in Business

University of Brighton                                                      Early Childhood Education and Care

University of Buckingham                                                Psychology (2-year degree)

University of Chichester                                                   Sport and Exercise Psychology

University of East Anglia UEA                                         American Studies with a Year Abroad

University of East Anglia UEA                                         Accounting and Finance with a Year in Industry

University of East Anglia UEA                                         Economics

University of Essex                                                            Accounting and Finance

Falmouth University                                                          Marine and Natural History Photography

University of Glasgow                                                       Aeronautical Engineering

University of Hertfordshire                                             Midwifery

University of Hertfordshire                                             Business and Accounting

University of Hertfordshire                                             Education

University of Hertfordshire                                             Business Studies

University of Hertfordshire                                             Social Work

University of Hertfordshire                                             Radiotherapy and Oncology

University of Hertfordshire                                             History and English Literature

University of Hertfordshire                                             Primary Education

University of Leicester                                                      Criminology

University of Leicester                                                      Clinical Sciences

Loughborough University                                                Mathematics and Sport Science

Manchester Metropolitan University                           Product Design Engineering

Manchester Metropolitan University                           Business and Human Resource Management

Manchester Metropolitan University                           Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year

Manchester Metropolitan University                           Business and Marketing

Middlesex University                                                        Sociology with Criminology

Nottingham Trent University                                          Psychology with Counselling

Nottingham Trent University                                          Law

Nottingham Trent University                                          Law with Psychology

Nottingham Trent University                                          Psychology

Queen Mary University of London                                Mathematics and Statistics

University of Reading                                                        Law

University of Sheffield                                                      Chemistry

Solent University (Southampton)                                  Business Management

University of Surrey                                                          Electronic Engineering

University of Winchester                                                 Criminology (with Foundation Year)


2019 results

Progress Attainment English & Maths progress Retention Destinations
-0.41 21.06

Av. grade = D

No English entries

5 Maths entries

All students remained 85% entered into education or employment (2017 leavers)