A-level results 2014: The Barclay School, Stevenage

Barclay students Jodie Shackell and Lily Cato with their results

Barclay students Jodie Shackell and Lily Cato with their results - Credit: Archant

Every student at The Barclay School passed their A-levels at A*-E in what is a “very exciting time” for the Stevenage school.

Barclay students Jodie Shackell and Lily Cato with their results

Barclay students Jodie Shackell and Lily Cato with their results - Credit: Archant

As well as a 100 per cent pass rate, a quarter of all grades were A* or A, and just over 75 per cent were A*-C.

A Distinction or higher was achieved by 77 per cent of BTEC students.

Headteacher Debbie Upton said: “We are absolutely delighted that the number of top grades continues to rise at Barclay despite the national downward trend in A grades. This is a direct result of the outstanding passion and commitment of our students, our staff who are prepared to go the extra mile and our incredibly supportive families.

“These results come at a very exciting time for us. The Barclay School was 65 years old in May 2014 and has undergone a massive transformation with a £2.5 million investment from Hertfordshire County Council replacing all the roof and windows in the original part of the building.


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“From September 1 the school will be federated with the governing body of Almond Hill Junior School to become The Stevenage Inspire Federation. This means there is one governing body overseeing both schools helping all to have a deeper understanding of each other’s education stage thereby benefitting all students from all of its feeder primary schools.”

Head of sixth form Jane Harrop added: “We are extremely pleased that the vast majority of students have secured their first choice of university. Students are off to study a wide range of courses from the sciences to the arts.”

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Top performers included Jodie Shackell who achieved two A*s and an A. She will be studying sports science after completing a sports apprenticeship at Barclay. Lily Cato is off to study history at Lincoln, while Jamol Jeoffrey achieved four A grades at AS Level.

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