EVER improving district school Barlby High is celebrating a bumper set of exam results as 90 per cent of its students achieved the benchmark standard of five A* to C GCSE grades.
Headteacher Heather Scott said: “We are delighted that our youngsters have achieved so well during this summer’s exams. Our students have shown that they are dedicated to achieving their academic potential and their hard work has paid off.
“What’s really rewarding is that we have made it possible for nine out of ten students at Barlby to go on to further and higher education institutions. When we started this journey of school improvement in 2009, only five out of ten students had that opportunity.”
“90 per cent of students achieved five A* to C grades, with 98 per cent achieving at least one A* to G grade and 94 per cent achieving at least five A* to G grades. For the national benchmark of five A* to C grades including English and maths, 57 per cent of students at Barlby achieved this gold standard, matching last year’s best ever results – even in today’s climate of harder marking.
“The English Baccalaureate gold standard at Barlby High this year was 28 per cent, which is significantly above the national average of last year, which was 15 per cent.
“This is another huge improvement for Barlby High students,” said Sue Gradwell, chairwoman of the shadow governing body at Barlby. “We are so proud of our students and staff for their diligence and exceptional hard work – these results represent continued improvement in standards at Barlby, and shows us that we are on the right track to further success in the future.”
“These excellent results show that the students have taken their teachers’ advice to heart and focused on their studies over the last two years,” said Jo Appleyard, achievement team leader for Year 11 students.
“I would like to congratulate all of them and wish them all the very best for their future studies.”
As well as the year 11 grades, the school’s year ten students – these are students who are half way through their GCSE courses – also did well.
Jo Appleyard said: “This is a great step towards another fantastic set of exam results for our students. We really look forward to getting their final results in summer 2013, and supporting them as they move into college.”
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