GCSE Results 2016

GCSE Results 2016

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 national expectations.

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 abilities.”

“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.

If you would like to visit the School, please join us at our open evening on Wednesday 5th October at 7pm.

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