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Seeing Stars

Barry Comprehensive School celebrated last week as almost half their Year 11 students passed their GCSE maths examinations early. The results, from ‘early-entry’ exams taken in November 2016, mean that 47% of students already have at least a C grade … Continue reading

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Hard work and strong support adds up to GCSE Mathematics success

Year 11 students at Barry Comprehensive are feeling very proud of themselves after receiving their GCSE Mathematics results from the November examinations.  Due to their hard work, and support from their teachers and parents, 62% of the year group have … Continue reading

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Mathematics Mentoring at Dow Corning

A selected group of 12 Year 7 students represented the school last week on a Mathematics Mentoring visit to Dow Corning in Barry. The students carried out a number of exciting mathematical activities looking at addition, subtraction, multiplication, perimeter and … Continue reading

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Mathematics Success

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 … Continue reading

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Revision Weekend 2014

46 students and 25 teachers and Learning Support Assistants ignored usual weekend pastimes to study crucial skills at a Cardiff Hotel this weekend. Mr Mark Kennedy targeted the boys very carefully, with the ultimate goal being that all 46 learners … Continue reading

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Numbers Count at Barry Comprehensive School

This academic year numeracy is really hitting the headlines at Barry Comprehensive School. The current year 11 cohort returned to school (with year 7) for a ‘Maths and Motivating’ experience. Year 11 students focused on maths problems in the school … Continue reading

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Maths Mentoring at Dow Corning

On May the 1st, ten Year 7 students attended Dow Corning’s Nature Centre for a Maths Mentoring day. The boys had the opportunity to go outside in the nature area, and interact with some unique habitats and apply some of … Continue reading

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Techniquest comes to Barry Comprehensive School!

Recently the Education team from Techniquest, the ‘hands-on’ science museum based at Cardiff Bay, came into Barry Comprehensive School to work with three year 9 classes on skills based learning. The workshops, led by Techniquest staff, were highly interactive and … Continue reading

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