A-LEVEL RESULTS 2013: The Barclay School, Stevenage

Twin brothers Ryan Twomey and Liam Twomey with their results

Twin brothers Ryan Twomey and Liam Twomey with their results - Credit: Archant

STUDENTS at The Barclay School in Stevenage were praised by the school’s headteacher for their “fantastic results”, with 76% achieving A*-C.

Barclay students Rhys Williams, Hannah Phillips and Alex Coker jump for joy

Barclay students Rhys Williams, Hannah Phillips and Alex Coker jump for joy - Credit: Archant

This year’s A-level pass rate at A*-E was 98%, with 23% getting an A* or A grade.

Headteacher Debbie Upton said: “Our students thoroughly deserve these fantastic results, they are a testament to their consistent hard work and dedication through the year and the tremendous support of their parents and families.

“Barclay is also fortunate to have a committed staff who are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that our students achieve the best results they possibly can.”

A record number of students secured places at one of the prestigious Russell Group Universities including Rhys Williams, who will study economics at Cambridge University.


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Other successes include:

Alex Coker got two A*s in geography and economics and an A in mathematics to secure a place at the University of York to read economics.

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Ryan Twomey achieved an A* in mathematics, and As grades in chemistry and physics. He will study mathematics with finance and accounting at Queen Mary University in London.

His twin brother Liam Twomey achieved straight As in chemistry, mathematics and physics and will now read statistics with finance at the London School of Economics.

Hannah Phillips gained an A* in geography and two As in history and psychology to secure a place at the University of East Anglia to study history.

Dan Harrison got straight As in chemistry, physics and mathematics and will read automated engineering at the University of Loughborough.

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