Head's Welcome

Head of College Welcome

Welcome to Dawlish College.

It is an absolute privilege to have been invited to take on the role of Head Of College at Dawlish College; especially at such a positive time as it flourishes within the Formal Management Partnership with Newton Abbot College. Our GCSE results this year have been excellent with students out-performing the national average in many subjects and English and maths passes being the highest in the area.

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.

R Wickham
Head Of College

Exams and Assessment

Preparing for Success

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.

Exam Timetabling

Exams take place for different year groups at various times so please refer to the Important Dates for specific information.

GCSE Timetable

For GCSE examination timetables and information please click on the links below:

Results Day Information

GCSE Results Day is Thursday 22nd of August 2019 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.

Student Assessment