At Robert Barclay Academy, students and staff continue to rise to the challenge of the new, demanding 9-1 GCSEs. The percentage of students who attained a secure pass i.e. 9-4 in both English and Maths showed a further 9% increase on last year. Other outstanding departmental successes included: GCSE Photography where for the fourth year in a row 100% of students achieved a Grade 4 or higher, GCSE Spanish (100% Grade 4 or higher), Art (90% grade 4 or higher) and Sport and PE (92% Grade 4 or higher).
Ced de la Croix, Headteacher, commented that “There is still much more we need to do but it is extremely pleasing to see from the results that RBA continues to move forward. The students, parents and staff have all worked incredibly hard over the two years and they deserve this success; it has very much been a team effort with everyone working hard to secure the best for our students; hard work always pays off.”
There were some fantastic individual performances too: Polly Dipper achieved Grade 9s in English Literature, History and RE and Grade 8 in Maths, Spanish and English Language while Ben Bateman achieved 9 in English Language, Grade 8 in History and RE and Grade 7 in Art, English Literature, Maths and Food Technology.
The school are delighted with their A-Level results this year and are immensely proud of the achievements of all of their A-Level students. At a time when A-Level programmes nationally have been subject to significant change, our students and staff have had to work especially hard to return very good outcomes.
The achievements allow our students to follow the path of their choice, whether that be into University, apprenticeships or other further training. Individual successes particularly of note included Holly Hodges who achieved an incredible 4 x A* grades (in English Literature, Psychology, Art and Sociology) and who is now going to attend Cambridge University to read Psychology, and Jack Varney who achieved B, B, B, who is planning to complete a high-level apprenticeship with Transport for London.
Ced de la Croix, Headteacher, commented that, “We are very proud of all our sixth form students and would like to congratulate them all on their achievements. This year, we have seen another shift in Year 13 students attaining the very high A* grades. Congratulations to all students and staff for the hard work that ensured this success!”
New Head of Sixth Form, Kevin White, said: “I am really pleased for the students as they have worked extremely hard this year and their hard work and efforts have paid off.”