Baysgarth celebrates FIVE years running of outstanding GCSE results!
23rd August 2019
Baysgarth school GCSE students are celebrating once again, following another year of excellent results. The school has now achieved five consecutive years of outstanding results, which have solidified its reputation as one of the leading schools in the Humber region.
Although the headline Progress 8 figures are not released until next month, early indications are that for the fourth year running Baysgarth’s results will be better than two-thirds of the outstanding schools nationwide.
Headteacher, Richard Briggs, commented, ‘These results cap off another amazing year for Baysgarth. Our strong moral values mean that we do not game, cheat or off-roll students to achieve outstanding outcomes. We just encourage our students to work hard and believe in themselves, telling them are no short-cuts to success but that it comes through dedication and resilience. We employ great teachers and give them the freedom and support to deliver high quality learning, which engages and inspires our students. Our high expectations combined with the best facilities in the area and a supportive community of parents who want the best for their children, ensures that we will always be a top 10% school. Barton and the surrounding villages should be very proud to have such a successful school at its heart, where our passion for excellent results is only matched by our care for our students and staff.’
This year saw another rise in students achieving a standard and strong pass in both Maths and English. Outcomes were strong in all subject areas which reflects the strength in depth in teaching across the school. Assistant Headteacher, Andrew North, said, ‘We have demonstrated improvements on last year’s already record results, achieving more of the top grade 9s than ever before. These improvements have come across all subjects and for all students, proving that there is no better place than Baysgarth whether you are gifted and talented or face barriers to your learning. I want to pay tribute to our talented staff and our determined and resilient students.’
Lily Jobber, who achieved a grade 9 in her English Literature – a grade higher than the old A* and limited to less than 3% of students nationwide – said, ‘I am so proud of myself. I worked incredibly hard with the support of my friends, family and teachers, but I still can’t believe how well I have done.’
Matty Binns, who achieved the top grade of 9 in his Maths, said, ‘I want to say thanks to my Maths teachers for pushing me to achieve the top grades, it’s a great way to end my school career.’
Head Boy, Ben Gath, who achieved five grade 8s and a Distinction* in his Engineering, said ‘Every year group is challenged to do better than the one before and we are proud to have risen to this challenge. Baysgarth School has been great for us all and we owe our teachers so much.’
Baysgarth’s Open Evening this year will take place on Monday 7th October and promises to be another exciting opportunity for prospective students to see what all the fuss is about at this oversubscribed and successful school.