A-level results 2015: Barnwell School, Stevenage

Charlotte Bott, Charlea Castle, Helena Shivji and Sophie Clempson celebrating their A-level results.

Charlotte Bott, Charlea Castle, Helena Shivji and Sophie Clempson celebrating their A-level results. - Credit: Archant

Students and staff at one Stevenage school are celebrating the best A-level and BTEC results it has ever achieved.

Sophie Clempson is off to study geography at Royal Holloway.

Sophie Clempson is off to study geography at Royal Holloway. - Credit: Archant

There was a 100 per cent pass rate in the vocational BTEC results and every student who applied to university secured a place.

In the BTECs 10 students obtained four distinction star grades and nine students obtaining three distinction star grades.

Chair of the school’s governors Mel Edwards: “This has been a fantastic year for Barnwell School. This thoroughly deserved outcome is a result of a committed and combined effort by Team Barnwell. Our students, parents, staff and governors have all pulled together to ensure that our students achieve their best possible results.

“On behalf of the governing body I would like to thank everyone for achieving the best results ever at the school. This continues our upward trend of student progress and improvement.”


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The school’s headteacher Tony Fitzpatrick said: “We are delighted with the success of our students. This year we have continued our upward trend with a big leap in student progress. With a large and successful sixth form of over 200 students the school goes from strength to strength.

“We wish all of our leaving students every success on their next stage of education at university or work-based training and development.”

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The school would like to highlight the achievements of Sophie Clempson who gained a place to study geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, after achieving an A* in geography and As in English and art.

Alex Byrne is off to study mechanical engineering at the University of Nottingham after gaining an A* in maths and As in further maths, chemistry and physics.

Megan Browne achieved As in English literature and media studies and a B in photography. She is off to study English literature and creative writing at the University of East Anglia.

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