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The Barlow RC High School wishes to congratulate all students on their amazing 2018 GCSE examination results!
The Key Stage 4 curriculum and GCSE examinations have undergone radical national changes over the last two years making them far more challenging. A new numerical grading system of 1 to 9 has been introduced with Grade 9 being the highest grade possible and far fewer Grade 9's being awarded than A* making it exceedingly challenging to achieve.
We are absolutely delighted that well over 50% of all grades achieved this year were at the strong pass level surpassing last year's results, with 111 grades being at the highest Grades of 8 and 9 and with one student achieving almost a full complement of 8 grade 9's! An amazing result!
This year over 75 % of students achieved at least the standard Grade 4 pass in English and 65% in Maths. Additionally, 100% of students who sat the Triple Science examination achieving an outstanding 100% pass rate with approaching almost 50% of these being awarded at the top grades of 7-9!
The amount of work that both students and staff have had to put in this year to meet the challenge of these new examinations has been unprecedented. Our congratulations to all Year 11 students and staff on their success. We are exceptionally proud of all our students and wish them all the very best for their future success.
Top class results for Chiamaka!
We are extremely proud of Chiamaka Anthony-Okeke's exceptional performance in this year's GCSE examinations. Despite the increased level of challenge and academic rigour in the new 9-1 curriculum, Chiamaka has surpassed all her targets, achieving a full complement of Grade 9s and one Grade 8 across all her subjects, making her one of the highest achieving students in the country. Well done Chiamaka - this is a truly outstanding achievement and we wish you all the very best for what we know promises to be a very bright and successful future.
"When I started at The Barlow in Year 8, I was very nervous and shy. Coming from a different country and continent, everything was different and unfamiliar. However, I constantly worked hard and pushed myself to achieve the best possible grades. Opening my GCSE results today has truly shown me how much hard work and perseverance pays off. It demonstrates how much you can achieve with the right mind-set. The teachers at The Barlow have been amazing and have definitely played a huge role in my achievements by giving up so much time and effort in helping me surpass my target grades."