GCSE results 2014: Barnwell School, Stevenage

Twin sisters Bridget and Martha Huggins from Barnwell School, who got 11 grades at A* or A each

Twin sisters Bridget and Martha Huggins from Barnwell School, who got 11 grades at A* or A each - Credit: Archant

Governors at Barnwell School in Stevenage are “delighted” with the progress of the Stevenage school after GCSE results were released today.

Barnwell students Sarah Avision, Maggie Jackman, Emma Cain, Jadine Rowley and Jemma Grigson with the

Barnwell students Sarah Avision, Maggie Jackman, Emma Cain, Jadine Rowley and Jemma Grigson with their results - Credit: Archant

The number of students achieving five GCSEs at A*-C including English and maths was 46 per cent.

All pupils passed their BTEC courses, with many getting a Distinction* or Distinction.

In maths 66 per cent of students gained an A*-C grade, with 70 per cent of those doing triple science getting three A*-Cs. The school also praised the results in art photography where 88 per cent achieved A*-C.

Chair of governors Julie Ashley-Wren said: “The governors are delighted with the ongoing success and progress in many areas of the school. The school continues to be on an exciting journey. I would like to thank headteacher Tony Fitzpatrick for leading the school and all staff for their commitment to ensuring that students progress is at the heart of the school.”

Mr Fitzpatrick added: “In a year of challenging educational changes and more stringent examinations, I am pleased students still continue to make progress in many areas of their studies. I am particularly delighted with our maths and art photography results.

“We are never complacent and with the move of the Barnwell Upper School back to the original Barnwell site and the opening of our new sixth form centre, we are fully expecting to continue with significant and rapid whole school progress.”

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Top performers included twin sisters Bridget and Martha Huggins who each got 11 grades at A* or A.

Laura Burrows, Emma Cain, Jemma Grigson, Rosie Borcherds and Jason Malcolm all got nine A*s or As.

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