Best Results Ever for Baysgarth School!
23rd August 2018
Baysgarth school GCSE students are celebrating once again this year following another year of excellent results. The school has now achieved four 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 third year running Baysgarth’s results will be better than two-thirds of the outstanding schools nationwide.
Headteacher Richard Briggs commented, ‘These results cap off an amazing year for Baysgarth. Our first-class facilities were completed which put us at the centre of our community, we achieved a superb Ofsted inspection and we learnt that our previous results put us in the top 5% of schools nationally for the value we add to our students. Now these results are the icing on the cake. Even though the exams have become more difficult, our students and staff have risen to the challenge to achieve the best results ever for the 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 a 10% rise in students achieving a standard pass and an 8% rise in students achieving a strong pass in both Maths and English. There were similar improvements in Science, Humanities and Languages as well as Business, Sport and Engineering. Assistant Headteacher Andrew North said, ‘We have demonstrated significant improvements on last year’s already record results. 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.’
Holly Standerline, who achieved two grade ‘9’ results – 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.’ Finlay Bell, who achieved the top grade of 9 in both his Maths and Science, said, ‘I want to say thanks for my Maths and Science teachers for pushing me to achieve the top grades, it’s a great way to end my school career.’
These results follow on follow on from last week’s fantastic ‘A’ Level results where every student achieved what they needed to get into their chosen university course or apprenticeship.
Baysgarth’s Open Evening this year will take place on Monday 8th 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.