The summer examinations are still a few months away but some Barry Comprehensive School students already have a GCSE under their belts.
Last November, a group of 95 Year 11 students took the opportunity to sit their GCSE Mathematics examinations early. The students participated in an intensive revision and support programme that included extra classes and sessions after school and during holidays.
71 of the 95 gained A* – C grades (74%) with 20 students achieving A*/A.
A significant number of students improved by 2 grades from their result at the end of year 10.
- Robert Boyt improved from grade C to grade A
- Joshua Thompson improved from grade C to grade A
- Luke Sylvester improved from grade D to grade B
- Tom Pugh improved from grade D to grade B
- Harry Morgan-Grant improved from grade D to grade B
- Lewis Thomas improved from grade D to grade B
- Ryan Jones improved from grade D to grade B
One student, Jack Everest improved from grade D to grade A.
Inspired by their own success, students are now pursuing further qualifications in Financial Services and Additional Mathematics.
Ian Deasy, Head of Key Stage 4 Mathematics commented, “We are delighted that so many students achieved the result their efforts deserved. Students displayed a positive attitude to their learning and a willingness to put in the work required to be successful. The number of students achieving top grades and/or improving by 2 or more grades is testament to the attitude and ability of the students.”