Welcome to Dawlish College.
It continues to be an absolute privilege to be the Headteacher at Dawlish College – the staff and students are second to none and take all of life’s challenges in their stride. Despite current uncertainties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to hold onto our core purpose in all that we do. Behind all of the decisions taken and measures put in place sits the balance between keeping staff and students safe whilst also providing them with a varied and exciting school experience.
Dawlish College is a vibrant and exciting place to be, where we have the highest expectations of staff and students alike and seek to provide challenge at every available opportunity. As a small school, we have a very proud record of holistic support, care and individual attention: the happiness and well-being of our students is of paramount importance and is a vital foundation for their growth and development. Our college has an atmosphere of creativity and positivity that is generated by the provision of excellent opportunities for every individual thereby maximising the outcomes and improving the life chances of the young people in our care.
As a parent myself, I understand that you want your child to be inspired, supported and challenged to be the best version of themselves within an environment that knows them and values them as an individual. Thank you for entrusting me with the care and education of your child, present or future, and I look forward to unlocking their ambitions as I get to know them and work closely with you.
Exams are an unavoidable part of your life in college and beyond and so Dawlish College is committed to ensuring that from Year 7 onwards you are given the right support and preparation to fulfill your academic potential and increase your life chances.
A key part of the preparation is that you will experience ‘low stakes’ tests in exam conditions from Year 7. It is normal to be nervous before a test as you naturally want to do well, however you will learn to control these nerves and you will also learn the importance of revision and preparation.
It is also important that you get use to the expectations of examinations so that you can easily work in timed conditions in silence. With this preparation, you will be less stressed and anxious in Year 11.
Exams take place for different year groups at various times so please refer to the Important Dates for specific information.
For GCSE examination timetables and information please click on the links below:
Information for Candidates – Non-Examination Assessments
Information for Candidates – On-Screen Tests
Information for Candidates – Privacy Notice
Information for Candidates – Written Examinations
Information for Candidates – Social Media
GCSE Results Day is Thursday 24th August 2023 and takes place in the Millennium Hall from 10:00 until 12:00
Results cannot be given over the telephone or emailed, they must be collected in person by the candidate or by a nominated person. The nominated person must have a signed letter from the candidate authorising them to collect their results. Without written permission from the candidate we cannot release the results.
Information about how internal assessment works can be found here.