A Level Results Update
Students Have Achieved 100% A* and A In A-Level Further Maths.
The Barclay School is celebrating the best A-level results for three years, showing significant improvement across all key performance indicators.
The overall pass rate for A-level was 95%, with 70% achieving grades A* to C and 45% A* to B. Almost all students were thus able to access their choices for university.
This is particularly good news in the light of the national context of new A-level courses and the focus on final exam performance.
There were a number of individual notable successes with Jordan Barber achieving A*AA to read Astrophysics. Jade Burroughes A*A* A* to read History, Lucy Brinkley ABB to read Politics, Tom Davies A*AB to read Maths. Ethan Murrill A*AA to read Engineering, Bethany Nobbs A*A* B to read Psychology, Charlie Powell A*A*B to read Aerospace Engineering, Caitlin Sharp A*BB to read English.
Notably, the Maths department are celebrating 100% A* and A results for Further Maths.
Headteacher Mark Allchorn said:
“I’m delighted with the well-earned success of all students at Barclay School. The individual results mean that students can move confidently to the next stage of their career. I’m particularly proud that students have worked hard with the staff at Barclay to make the very most of all their opportunities in what has been a very challenging year.”
These results are the first national benchmark of Barclay’s journey back to good. We look forward to further developing the academic success of our sixth form students in a new Sixth Form Centre to be opened in 2018.
Barclay Sixth Form offers a wide choice of academic and enrichment opportunities. Appropriate programmes are designed for each student following consultation with senior staff. Most Year 12 students follow a course of 4 A levels; AS levels; Btec or a combination of all three. In addition, all students must complement their academic studies with a well-rounded programme of enrichment activities.
Most students will take these courses into Year 13 to gain their qualification. Ambitious targets are set for each student and high levels of achievement are expected. Barclay expects a high degree of commitment from its Sixth Form students. In exchange, the students should feel an entitlement to high standards from the school. This forms the basis of the Sixth Form Learning and Teaching Contract.
We expect our Sixth Form students to recognise their responsibilities as examples to others in the rest of the school and the wider community. We look to them to set high standards and to involve themselves actively with younger students. This involvement can be in a number of ways: assisting the staff at school functions or within lessons, acting as buddies or mentors for Year 7 students, running after-school clubs, or offering time and assistance in neighbouring primary schools.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school for further information. Any parents who wish to share any worries or concerns you may have about your son or daughter’s work and progress at any time should contact Mr Kevin Norwood, Director of Key Stage 5, in the first instance. He will arrange for you to speak to the appropriate member(s) of staff.