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Barnard Castle School A Level Results 2019

15 Aug 2019
Barney celebrated excellent A Level results, with increases in the number of students achieving top grades

We are delighted to announce excellent A Level results, with significant increases in the number of top grades achieved by our students, building on last year’s success.

Barney saw a 17% year-on-year increase in the number of students achieving A* grades, as 10% of all examinations taken by students were awarded the top mark.

There was also a strong rise in the number of students who received A* or A grades, with 27% of all examinations taken accounting for the top two classifications – a 23% increase from 2018’s results.

Among Barney’s cohort of outstanding performers were:

Madeleine Forsyth, who has secured a place at Wadham College, Oxford University where she will read Philosophy and French.

Yicheng Liu, who will go on to study Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College London.

Caleb Ellis, Victoria Gibson and Alex Thompson who have all secured places at Durham University to study Natural Sciences, Classical Civilisation and Biological Sciences, respectively.

Sisters Tamara, Jade and Esmée Ullyart-Edwards; Tamara and Esmée are going on to study English at the University of York, while Jade prepares for a gap year.

Last, but certainly not least, Barney’s outgoing Head Boy and one of the school’s most impressive characters in recent times, Tomas Valdivia Araya. Tomas has now returned to his home country of Chile to study Sports Medicine. He initially came to Barney for one term in 2017, but ended up staying for two years!

Commenting on the results, Headmaster Tony Jackson said: “I am incredibly proud of our students, who have achieved outstanding results. It is testament to their hard work and commitment, together with the continuous guidance and expert tutelage from our dedicated teaching staff.

“At Barney we strive to teach our students much more than that which can be learned inside a classroom; we aim to inspire confidence, humility and respect, among other key attributes and soft skills, to help prepare young people for life.”

“I would like to congratulate all students on their results and wish them the very best of luck for the future.”

A Level/Pre-U Results A*A*-AA*-CA*-E
2019 (%)10277196
Three-year average7.5237096

Pre-U results are included as their A Level equivalent. EPQ results are counted with 50% weighting 

Results are subject to change from reviews of marking