Re­sults round off year to re­mem­ber

Gloucestershire Echo - - GCSE RESULTS SPECIAL -

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

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