Students at Barnfield College celebrated a marked increase in pass rates, achieving 98% for English and 95% for maths, whilst national results plummeted.
Principal Tim Eyton-Jones said: ‘The significant improvement on last year is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our learners and curriculum staff alike. We continuously strive to stretch and challenge our learners to ensure they reach their full potential.’
‘To ensure the momentum continues and our learners are comprehensively supported, we have made some exceptional appointments for maths and English tutors this year, and have opened a new Maths and English Study Centre across both campuses.’
Furthermore, learners achieving a 9-5 (or A*-C) in English rose by 16% in English and 6% in Maths.
‘I’m overwhelmed and ecstatic!’ said Roxana Bica, after receiving an A in English. ‘The support at the College has been fantastic and I would say to anyone considering coming here, just do it!’
For students who may not have achieved the grades they were expecting, the College is able to offer an instant helping hand via a series of specialist Advice Days that commence today, on the back of GCSE results day, until 1 September.
Held across both New Bedford Road and Enterprise Way campuses, the Advice Days will allow prospective students to receive advice and information on what to do next and apply, interview and enrol on the same day, making it a straightforward way to continue in education.