A-level results day 2017: The Barclay School, Stevenage
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Pupils and staff at The Barclay School in Stevenage are celebrating the school’s best A-level results for three years.
The overall pass rate was 95 per cent, with 70 per cent of grades at A* to C and 45 per cent at A* to B.
Almost all students were able to get into their chosen universities.
Headteacher Mark Allchorn said this is particularly good news in the light of the national context of new ‘tougher’ A-level courses, and the greater focus on final exam performance.
He said: “I’m delighted with the well-earned success of all students at Barclay School. The individual results mean that students can move confidently to the next stage of their career.
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“I’m particularly proud that students have worked hard with the staff at Barclay to make the very most of all their opportunities in what has been a very challenging year.
“These results are the first national benchmark of Barclay’s journey back to being graded ‘good’.
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“We look forward to further developing the academic success of our sixth-form students in a new sixth-form centre, to be opened in 2018.”
Notable successes included Jordan Barber, who achieved two A* grades and one A. He will now go on to to read astrophysics at university.
Jade Burroughes got three A*s to read history and Lucy Brinkley achieved ABB and will study politics.
Tom Davies gained A*AB and will study maths, Ethan Murrill gained one A* and two As and will read engineering, and Bethany Nobbs got A*A*B and will go on to study psychology.
The maths department is celebrating the fact that 100 per cent of its pupils achieved A and A* grades in further maths.