Best ever results across the Barnfield Federation

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2011/12 was a year of jubilation for the Academies and College within the Barnfield Federation as they recorded their highest ever GCSE results and College success rates.

Students Enjoying the Highest Ever Results

We are delighted to be celebrating our best ever results across the Federation this year and we are absolutely thrilled to see our students achieve such success.

IT was a stupendously successful summer for super students at Barnfield, as the Federation celebrated its best ever results across the board.

Barnfield College students are top of the class this year, as success rates tipped their highest ever record at 89%, placing Barnfield as one of the highest performing Colleges in the country.

To mark this impressive achievement Chief Executive Sir Pete Birkett welcomed a group of the top performing College students from the 2011/12 academic year to a special recognition ceremony.

And it was scenes of jubilation at all three secondary Academies on GCSE results day as super students opened their much-coveted results.

Barnfield West Academy celebrated outstanding grades with 100% of students attaining five or more A* to C grades – 74% scored five or more A* to Cs including English and Maths.

80% of students attained their GCSE in Maths and the same number achieved their English GCSE.

Muhammed Haque scored A*s in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Geography and English Literature and As in English Language and History. He said: “I’m delighted. I put a lot of work in but it was worth it.”

Sporting superstar Sabrina Bakare was the first Barnfield West student to score an A* in PE in the Leagrave High Street school’s history.

She also scooped two further A* grades, two distinction stars, two As, three Bs and one C grade.

“I’m really pleased,” said Sabrina – who hopes to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games. “I worked really hard for it. I’ve been running and competing as well. It has been good though as it balances out the revision.”

There was double delight at Barnfield South Academy when high fliers Amy Baker and Ella Edwards delved into their brown envelopes live on BBC 3 Counties Radio to find they were top of the class.

Ella scooped an impressive 18 A* and A grades with Amy just slightly behind her with 11 A*s and As.

Ella said: “I still can’t believe it. It was a complete shock – it still hasn’t sunk in at all! My mum was with me and she nearly burst into tears.”

Amy, who netted an astounding 24 GCSEs in total, said: “I’m absolutely ecstatic! I’m so glad that the hard work has paid off. My family are ecstatic too, they know I’ve worked so hard. The support here from staff has been amazing.”

The pass rate at the Rotheram Avenue school was 96% excluding English and Maths – an increase of 24% on last year. And 52% passed with five A* to C grades including English and Maths – an eight per cent rise on last year.

At Barnfield Studio School, 100% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades – with 58% of students netting 8 or more top grades.

Barnfield Chief Executive Sir Pete Birkett said: “We are delighted to be celebrating our best ever results across the Federation this year and we are absolutely thrilled to see our students achieve such success. They have all worked extremely hard to secure these grades and it proves that if you are willing to put the effort in, then you shall be rewarded.

“The skills they have learned and the qualifications they have achieved cannot be lost and will no doubt set them up for long and successful careers, whatever they choose to do. They are rightly proud of their success, as am I, and I hope this is the beginning of great things for each and every one of them.

“Our purpose is to provide an exceptional education for every single one of our students and this years results speak for themselves. Well done to all our students and to our staff for all the support they have provided – they can now celebrate!”

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