Year 11

STUDENT DEBATES

11th March 2024

On Tuesday 5th March Thornton hosted the second of our student debates with St Paul’s school. Thornton students proposed the motion that ‘social media does more harm than good’, whilst students from St Paul’s offered points in opposition.  Arguments ranged from discussion of the impact on mental health, self esteem and social interaction to the…

Year 11: Next Steps

10th October 2023

As part of their PHSE module, Next Steps, Year 11 have welcomed a number of speakers. This includes current Year 12 students, sharing their experience of vocational qualifications and why they chose them and old girls who have just graduated from university. We were recently joined by Lee, the Apprenticeship Manager from Milton Keynes University…

JOHN LEWIS: CAREERS TRIP

10th October 2023

Our Year 11 Business students had a fantastic experience at the John Lewis Distribution Centre at Magna Park. There are 820 partners working at the centre and it was interesting hearing more about the excellent employee benefits that John Lewis offers. Their commercial commitment is Happier People, Happier Business, Happier World, and we all saw…

LawFest 2023

26th September 2023

Budding lawyers from Year 11 and 12 took part in a fantastic LawFest Event, hosted by Buckingham University. Leading firms such as Travers Smith, Dantons, Machins, Shoosmiths and SE Solicitors hosted talks and were available to talk to students individually to answer questions about opportunities for school leavers and graduates. In addition, the Head of…

Excellent GCSE Results at Thornton in 2023

24th August 2023

Thornton students have once again achieved fantastic GCSE results with over a third of students achieving grades 9 – 7 (legacy A** – A). In addition to GCSE results, students achieved 100% A* – C in their Higher Project Qualifications with over half achieving A* – A. 76% of all results were grades 9-5 (National average…

LawFest

13th October 2022

A group of budding lawyers from Years 11 and 12 attended a fabulous LawFest event at Oakgrove School, alongside students from a wide range of Milton Keynes schools. The event  was hosted by the University of Buckingham and leading law firms, including Dentons, Shoosmiths, Machins and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Students were given an insight…

Year 11s – Next Steps

4th October 2022

As Year 11s begin their next module in PHSE, with a focus on Next Steps, we were delighted to welcome old girl Saffi Breakwell, a former Deputy Head Girl, to share her experiences. Saffi joined Thornton for Sixth Form, from The Royal Latin  School in Buckingham and emphasised that she always felt valued and listened…

Excellent GCSE Results at Thornton

25th August 2022

Thornton College students have achieved excellent results in their GCSEs with the following key headline statistics:   87% of all results were grades 9 – 4 (Pass) (National Average 73%)  79% of all results were grades 9 – 5 (legacy A** – C)  66% of all results were grades 9 – 6 (legacy A** – B) …

Another Year of Excellent GCSE Results at Thornton

12th August 2021

Thornton College students have achieved excellent results in their GCSEs with the following key headline statistics: 97% of all results were grades 9 ? 4 (Pass) 86% of all results were grades 9 ? 5 (legacy A** – C) 72% of all results were grades 9 ? 6 (legacy A** ? B) 54% of all…

Dynamic Debating

25th November 2020

Hot on the heels of an animated Year 10 Debate last week with St Columba?s College, a team of Year 11s delivered strong arguments for and against the motion: ‘This House believes that school exams should be abolished’. After compelling arguments from both teams, the UK?s examining bodies will be interested to know that the…