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Barnard Castle School GCSE Results 2019

22 Aug 2019
Guy, Year 11, with OB – and Newcastle Falcons player – Alex Tait

Barnard Castle School is celebrating another positive year of examinations as students collected their GCSE and IGCSE results today, with several outstanding individual performances.

Promising sporting superstars Guy Pepper and India Oates were among the Barney pupils celebrating individual successes, as they now both prepare for careers in rugby and para athletics.

Guy, who is a product of the Newcastle Falcons Academy and who plays for County Durham, achieved 10 GCSEs while India, who represents Team GB and is ranked second in the country and seventh in the world for the 100m and 200m T35 events, respectively, secured nine GCSEs.

Aspiring musicians at Barney were also celebrating impressive results as oboist Evie Brenkley gained 12 GCSEs, pianist and trombonist Matthew Forster achieved 11 GCSEs and euphonium player Thomas Dalton secured 10 GCSEs.

Other outstanding individual performers were Ryan Liu who, in addition to achieving his GCSEs, celebrated an A grade in A Level Maths, Joe Roff who achieved 11 GCSEs and Mark Nicholson, who secured 10 GCSEs after overcoming a rare genetic condition that impacted on his heart and breathing.

All students mentioned above will now continue the next steps of their educational and life journeys at Barney Sixth Form.

Overall, more than 14 per cent of all GCSE and IGCSE results achieved by Barnard Castle School students were awarded the top marks of 9 or 8 (equivalent to former A*), with 87 per cent of pupils receiving grades 9-4 (equivalent to the former A*-C).

Commenting on the 2019 GCSE and IGCSE results, Headmaster Tony Jackson said: “It has been another positive year of examination results at Barney. There have been some outstanding individual performances; both by students who have achieved 8s and 9s across the board, and those who have achieved above and beyond their target grades.

“We are committed to developing the character of our young people by teaching values, such as humility, respect and leadership, throughout their educational journey at Barney, which help to shape and support their future careers. I would like to congratulate all our students on their results and wish them all the very best for the future.”