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Our Outstanding 2017 GCSE Results

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This page is being updated as the results come in, congratulations to all our students that have already received their results and good luck to those on their way to collect them. The Barlow is proud of you all...

The Barlow RC High School wishes to congratulate all students on their excellent GCSE results with a record 19% of all students achieving 7-9 grades for English and Maths (the new top grades for these subjects) or grades A*-A for all other subjects. At a time when examinations are becoming more challenging, it is simply inspirational to see our students rise to the challenge and work even harder to achieve and surpass their target grades.

The new GCSEs for English, English Literature and Maths are now graded on 1-9, with a 4 or higher being considered to be a 'standard pass' or equivalent to a C. 86% of our students achieved a grade 9-4 in English and 63% achieved a grade 9-4 in Maths. A grade 9 in these subjects is intended to be very rare - far more so than A* grades on previous GCSEs - and we are very proud that our students attained 7 of these grades: 5 in English and 2 in Maths, putting their results in the top 2% nationally.

We have also seen continued success across the breadth of our curriculum and across our EBacc subjects, with A*-C results of 79% in Geography, 78% in History, 75% in Computer Science and 67% in Spanish.

In addition, as a Catholic School where all students study RE to GCSE level, we are delighted at the year-on-year successes of our RE department, with 80% of students achieving A*-C grades and over a third attaining top A*-A grades.

Results in many other areas of the curriculum were also excellent, particularly in Separate Science where 98% of students gained A*-C in Chemistry and Physics and 96% in Biology. Additionally, over 30% of these students achieved the top grades of A* and A.

Congratulations to our Year 11 students. We are very proud of them and wish them all the very best for their future success. 

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