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The College

Helen SalmonTavistock College is a large 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school with a specialism in Modern Foreign Languages. Our College serves the town of Tavistock and surrounding rural areas taking students from a wide and varied community with over half of the college coming to school by bus. As a college, we provide a broad ranging curriculum that is fully inclusive in its nature. As recognised by Ofsted

The college has a caring, welcoming ethos. As a result, students feel safe and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. Ofsted December 2011

We strive to ensure that every young person gains the best learning experience and achievement possible. We have high aspirations for all of our young people and are passionate about providing the appropriate curriculum to best suit the learning and aspirations of each student. This was recognised in the recent inspection.

The curriculum has been developed well since the last inspection and now provides students with a broad range of both academic and vocational courses in Years 10 and 11 that meets their needs and aspirations well.Ofsted December 2011

Many of our students opt to stay with us for post 16 provision. Through this we aim to offer something for all students. Many of our students leave us and go on to attend some of the top universities. We are very proud to have post 16 provision offering a range of A level courses and vocational provision both at level 2 and 3. The results here are good and the provision at post 16 was rated good by Ofsted in December 2011.

Good-quality teaching enables students to develop as effective learners and make good progress in the subjects they follow.
Students attend well and make a good contribution to the wider life of the college and the community; for example, through organising fundraising events, such as 'Children in Need', as sports leaders, or through helping younger students with their reading.Ofsted December 2011

As a college we are improving rapidly. This year we celebrated yet another set of good exam results. At A2 our students performed exceptionally well with students achieving more A* and A grades than ever before. As with A levels, achievement at GCSE was particularly strong with 26% of our students gaining 3 or more A* A grades and 48% of all students gaining at least one A*/A grade.

We encourage you to visit our website regularly as this will keep you up to date with our latest events at the college, you may also want to follow the link to latest edition of our school newsletter. Please also explore our latest news page to see some of the exciting projects the college has been involved in and some of the achievements that some of our young people have achieved.





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Page updated 11 December 2014


Tavistock College
Crowndale Road, Tavistock
Devon PL19 8DD

01822 614231
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