The waiting for The Barnhill Community High School’s class
of 2016 was over when students achieved some superb results, bucking the
national trend which has been downward. The
headline figure of students achieving both English and mathematics was up 6% to
50%; the highest the school has achieved for 3 years. The new Progress 8 figure is also above the
Despite more demanding grade boundaries in mathematics and
English than ever; Barnhill’s students achieved the school’s highest ever A and
A* results at 16%. Students in English
achieved nearly 10% higher than the national average for progress since joining
the school. Other successes include a
massive 98% of students achieving A*-C in French; 85% in Sport; 84% in
Additional Science and 81% in sociology.
Executive Headteacher Tracey Hemming was delighted; “Results
day is always such a terrific occasion and this year has been a memorable
celebration of the achievements of students and staff. We are very proud of all of our students and
they deserve to be congratulated today.
We have set the bar very high for ourselves next year, but I know the
staff and students here will want to do even better in 2017.”
“Particularly pleasing is seeing the efforts and
achievements of all students being celebrated, from those who have recorded a
run of A and A* grades to those who have done their very best. These results prove that the Barnhill
Community High School is a school for students of all backgrounds and all
“The students have worked hard for these exams, as have
their teachers. This, combined with the support of families and friends, has
been the significant factor in achieving success.”
This year we have seen an increase across the board, but
especially so in the number of students achieving A* Grades. Some of our students have achieved phenomenal
results which will place them amongst the highest achieving in the
country. Zohra Ahmed, Irfana Calik and
Faissa Osman each achieved 12 A* and A Grades.
Zohra was especially pleased with her A* in Science: “I was shocked” she
said “I am so pleased, I didn’t think I could do this well”. Zohra will continue with her academic studies
at the Barnhill Sixth Form. Irfana was
“so happy that she got her A* in mathematics” she was known for her hard work
and diligent attitude. Irfana will
continue taking a mathematics A Level at Barnhill. Faissa wants to study medicine and was
“totally relieved” having worked so hard for her results.
would like to visit the School, please join us at our open evening on Wednesday
5th October at 7pm.