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Barnes Wallis Academy

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Barnes Wallis Academy celebrates GCSE results

53% secure a Grade 9 – 4 in Maths and English; an increase of 10 percentage points from 2018 results

Students at Barnes Wallis Academy are today celebrating their GCSE results, with 53% securing Grades 9-4 in English and Mathematics.  Part of the David Ross Education Trust, the Academy has performed well under the new, tougher GCSE exams.

Performances in English and Modern Foreign Languages were particularly notable, with 76% and 64% respectively achieving Grade 4 and above. Students taking BTEC Child Development gained an impressive number of top distinction* and merit grades.

2018 saw the introduction of the new exams in virtually all GCSE subjects. Under the new grading system, 9 – 1 replaces the old A* – G, with a grade 7 equating to an A and a 4 reading across to a C.

Overall, Barnes Wallis Academy has seen an improvement on last year’s results, with some star performances from a number of students:

  • Abbie Williams gained a distinction*, a distinction, an A, three grade 7s and two grade 6s
  • Danny Sutherland gained a distinction, an A, a grade 7 and five grade 6s
  • Other students achieved the Academy’s best grades in its history, with Erwin Polewacz achieving the Academy’s first ever grade 9 and Ruth Morris gaining a grade 8 in English, and Jesse Martin achieving a grade 8 in Mathematics.

James Scarrott, Principal of Barnes Wallis Academy said:

“My congratulations to our students on their impressive achievements in the GCSE exams this year.  The Academy achieving some of its best ever grades, and a significant increase of 10 percentage points in the number of students gaining a grade 4 and above in English and Mathematics, is testament to the hard work and application of our students and the dedicated staff who teach and support them.  I am extremely proud of their results and would like to thank staff and parents for the invaluable support and encouragement they provided along the way.  It has been a pleasure to see this cohort of year 11s complete their education at Barnes Wallis Academy and I wish them well for the next stage of their educational journey.”

As part of the David Ross Trust Education, Barnes Wallis Academy is committed to delivering academic excellence. Students also benefit from the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme, which provides an incredible range of inspirational learning experiences in sport, arts and music. Through an array of exciting opportunities, students are encouraged to develop their passions and discover their talents.

Rowena Hackwood, Chief Executive of the David Ross Education Trust said:

“We are hugely proud of Barnes Wallis Academy’s results. Our schools create rich and exciting learning environments that inspire students to become their confident, academic best. We are committed to giving every child a world class education which helps broaden their horizons, and that ambition is clearly become a reality at Barnes Wallis Academy.”