Our daughter has thrived on all of the extra challenges that Thurston Community College has been able to offer her over the last 2 years.
Co-Curricular French, Young Enterprise, Duke of Edinburgh and many more, which I am sure will continue to contribute to her reaching her full potential, both academically and personally whilst she is at the College.
We appreciate that many of these things rely on staff going that extra mile beyond being a member of staff and we would like to pass on our thanks to the whole team.
Parent of a Year 10 and Year 8 student
1 July 2016
Thurston Sixth; Beyton Campus has had a thrilling week! We were really excited to have the privilege of meeting our new Year 12’s who will be enrolling in September, at our Sixth Form Induction Event. Nearly 160 students attended the two day event on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 June. Each student sampled a Sixth Form lesson in each of the subjects they have chosen to study at A Level.
Students also attended a lunchtime Fresher’s Fair, an opportunity to find out about all the events, committees and extra-curricular activities they can experience during their two years at Thurston Sixth. Additionally, students enjoyed some competitive indoor and outdoor group activities. Mrs Cooper, Head of Year 12 said: “Our new year 12’s were brilliant; the lessons had a fantastic atmosphere and they brought a really enthusiastic and energised chemistry to the community.”
Mrs Cooper was delighted with the excellent feedback from the students who attended: “I wish I could start tomorrow!” “Can’t wait for Sixth Form!” “I understand the challenges of A Level, but feel confident to take this next step after this experience.” We really look forward to welcoming our new Year 12 cohort to start their A Level journey in September.
On Monday evening, also at Thurston Sixth, we welcomed students, parents, governors and members of the wider community to our A Level Art, Textiles and Photography Evening. Now in our second year at the Beyton Campus, we were very excited to be able to display both Year 12 and Year 13 photography, alongside our well established art and textiles work.
In the words of one impressed visitor from our local community: “I was delighted to visit this open evening tonight and was blown away with the standard being so high. The ideas and the thought that went into so many of the projects are a credit to the College and I was particularly impressed by the section on photography. Many thanks for inviting me and I am sure the exam results will testify to the high standard on display.”
Have a great week!