Results round off year to remember
THE Barnwood Park class of 2019 leave a school that has just had its second good rating in an Ofsted report.
Between the two inspections, the school won a Department for Education Most Improved School Award.
On top of that, the school boasts a new sports complex, new drama and dance studios, IT suites and science labs.
Last September we welcomed the first boys and this year the school’s name has changed to Barnwood Park School.
Barnwood Park has had tremendous GCSE results to build on a record performance in 2018.
One in six results were grade 7 (the old grade A) or better with a record number of grade 9s and more than half our students achieved at least one 7.
More than 60 per cent of entries in French and photography achieved 7 or better.
Nearly half of all grades in physics, chemistry, biology, dance and statistics were 7 or better, and half of all grades in child development were A or A*.
Barnwood Park achieved the highest grade in virtually every subject.
In maths, six pupils gained grades 8 or 9 and in further maths nearly 50 per cent of pupils gained
A or better, with one student gaining an A^ – the rarely seen grade above A*.
It is an excellent reflection on the maths department.
Some pupils achieved grades 8 and 9 in all their subjects.
Brodie Brain achieved six 9s, (including both English language and literature), four 8s and an A in further maths.
Malika Ouiles achieved three 9s, three 8s, three 7s and an A* in further maths.
Pupils who have dealt with personal challenges have achieved fine results and many have made outstanding progress.
While exam grades are important, so too is the content of young people’s character. We see our pupils embodying our guiding principles – live without harming others, do acts of kindness and show respect to others – every day.
Ofsted recognised this when again rating our school as good in July.
The report said: “The three guiding principles are demonstrated by pupils in their interactions, their sense of community and in their outlook.”
We are as proud of the characters of our 2019 leavers as we are of their achievements.
They have been and will continue to be cherished parts of the Barnwood Park family.
Barnwood Park headteacher Sarah Tufnell with Brodie Brain