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GCSE Results Day 2022

25 Aug 2022

Barnard Castle School is incredibly proud of all students receiving their results today, having resiliently studied their GCSE courses during periods of home learning and in the classroom.

For the first time since the 2018/19 academic year, students were able to sit external examinations and assessments, following disruptions brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic. In the interim, students received results based on Centre-Assessed Grades and Teacher-Assessed Grades.

90% of Barney students achieved grades between 9-4, representing a 2% increase from the uninterrupted 2019 examination series, with this year’s GCSE results well above the national average of 73.2% for 2022. 

More than a third of candidates (37%) attained grades of 9-7, again, higher than the 2022 national average of 26.3% and significantly higher than the 22.4% North East average this year.

Tony Jackson, Headmaster of Barnard Castle School, said: “As with last week’s cohort of Barnardians receiving their A Level results, I am enormously proud of our GCSE students who have shown exceptional resilience as they sat formal examinations and assessments for the first time in their lives earlier this year.

“In true Barney fashion, pupils did not allow the complexities of the pandemic to get the better of them. Instead, they faced these challenges head-on and fully immersed themselves in School life, taking advantage of the vast academic and co-curricular opportunities at their disposal.

“These GCSE results, combined with the values and interpersonal skills learnt during their time at Barney, will suitably prepare them for the future, whether that be in further education or vocational courses.

“We wish our students a smooth transition as they emerge as leaders of our School in our thriving Sixth Form Centre, where a plethora of exciting opportunities await that will greatly support the ongoing development of their character education.”