The Barlow RC High School wishes to congratulate all students on their amazing 2019 GCSE examination results!

Following an extremely positive OFSTED report in July where the school was Graded as, at least “ Good “ in all categories, The Barlow RC High School is delighted that  the students 2019 GCSE examination results are  reflective of this judgement, with outcomes this year demonstrating even more improvement in many areas on previous years !  We wish to congratulate all students on their amazing success!

This year 100% of the students who sat the Triple Science GCSE examination achieved the nationally recognised “Strong Pass” with 70% of these being at the highest grades possible!

 Almost 85% of all students sitting the core subjects of English or Maths achieved a Grade 4 with nearly 60% of all grades achieved this year, across all subjects, being at or above the nationally recognised “Strong Pass” of Grade 5, with 200 of these grades being at the highest level possible of Grades 8 and 9!

Many congratulations to four of our students who managed to achieve almost a full complement of Grade 9’s across the board! What an amazing achievement!

Our thanks to all staff who have worked so hard to support students in ensuring this level of success.

We are exceptionally proud of all our students and would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the very best of luck for their future.

GCSE Resutls 2018

The Barlow RC High School wishes to congratulate all students on their amazing 2018 GCSE examination results!

The Key Stage 4 curriculum and GCSE examinations have undergone radical national changes over the last two years making them far more challenging. A new numerical grading system of 1 to 9 has been introduced with Grade 9 being the highest grade possible and far fewer Grade 9’s being awarded than A* making it exceedingly challenging to achieve.

We are absolutely delighted that well over 50% of all grades achieved this year were at the strong pass level surpassing last year’s results, with 111 grades being at the highest Grades of 8 and 9 and with one student achieving almost a full complement of 8 grade 9’s!  An amazing result!

This year over 75 % of students achieved at least the standard Grade 4 pass in English and 65% in Maths. Additionally, 100% of students who sat the Triple Science examination achieving an outstanding 100% pass rate with approaching almost 50% of these being awarded at the top grades of 7-9!

The amount of work that both students and staff have had to put in this year to meet the challenge of these new examinations has been unprecedented. Our congratulations to all Year 11 students and staff on their success.  We are exceptionally proud of all our students and wish them all the very best for their future success.

"I was determined not to let my time off for something I can’t control affect my grades so I worked hard to ensure that I got what I wanted. The Barlow staff were always extremely supportive when I was in hospital or had to have time off to attend appointments and they even had a fundraiser for me. I am really thankful to all of my teachers for all of their support and guidance during my time here."
Declan
McEntee

Declan’s Journey to Success!

We are extremely proud of Declan’s exceptional performance in this year’s GCSE examinations. In addition to the increased level of challenge and academic rigour of the new 9-1 curriculum, Declan has endured complex health conditions since birth, which have led to 15 operations in his 16 years of life and consequently he has spent long periods of time in hospital during his school career. Despite all of this, Declan has shown incredible resilience, hard work and determination to achieve academic success and it has most certainly paid off with him achieving a full complement of strong GCSE passes across all his subjects with five Grade 7s, three Grade 6s and two Grade 5s.

Always up for the next challenge, alongside his school work, Declan has also made time to complete extensive fundraising for RMCH, setting up his very own ‘Declan Decathlon’ in 2013 – ten events to raise money for the charity so close to his heart. It was extremely fitting that his Decathlon culminated in May this year (the day before his first GCSE exam) when he successfully completed the Great Manchester Run. Declan and his family have raised over £22,000 for this worthy cause over the years and Declan was formally recognised for his outstanding contribution just last month when he was crowned ‘Young Fundraiser of the Year’ at the UK Fast Community and Education Award ceremony in London.

Well done Declan –we are so incredibly proud of all that you have achieved during your five years with us at the Barlow and we wish you all the very best for what we know promises to be a very bright and successful future.

GCSE Results 2017

The Barlow RC High School wishes to congratulate all students on their excellent GCSE results with a record 19% of all students achieving 7-9 grades for English and Maths (the new top grades for these subjects) or grades A*-A for all other subjects. At a time when examinations are becoming more challenging, it is simply inspirational to see our students rise to the challenge and work even harder to achieve and surpass their target grades.

The new GCSEs for English, English Literature and Maths are now graded on 1-9, with a 4 or higher being considered to be a ‘standard pass’ or equivalent to a C. 86% of our students achieved a grade 9-4 in English and 63% achieved a grade 9-4 in Maths. A grade 9 in these subjects is intended to be very rare – far more so than A* grades on previous GCSEs – and we are very proud that our students attained 7 of these grades: 5 in English and 2 in Maths, putting their results in the top 2% nationally.

We have also seen continued success across the breadth of our curriculum and across our EBacc subjects, with A*-C results of 79% in Geography, 78% in History, 75% in Computer Science and 67% in Spanish.

In addition, as a Catholic School where all students study RE to GCSE level, we are delighted at the year-on-year successes of our RE department, with 80% of students achieving A*-C grades and over a third attaining top A*-A grades.

Results in many other areas of the curriculum were also excellent, particularly in Separate Science where 98% of students gained A*-C in Chemistry and Physics and 96% in Biology. Additionally, over 30% of these students achieved the top grades of A* and A.

Congratulations to our Year 11 students. We are very proud of them and wish them all the very best for their future success. 

GCSE Results 2016

The Barlow RC High School wishes to congratulate all students on their excellent GCSE results with a record 17% of all students achieving A* – A grades. At a time when examinations are becoming more challenging it is really very encouraging to see our students rise to the challenge and work even harder to achieve and indeed surpass their target grades.

This year has seen a number of changes to the examination reporting system. Schools no longer report GCSE results in terms of the old 5 A* – C including English and maths measure. The Government felt that this measure did not provide parents with enough information to identify if their child had made good progress at their school. The new measure being used by schools is called Progress 8 which identifies the progress made by students in their best 8 GCSE examinations. This year The Barlow surpassed its 2015 performance by achieving a – 0.05% score, meaning that almost every single child in Year 11 achieved their target grades.

The Barlow has responded to Governments request for all schools to encourage more pupils to study and enter pupils for the more traditional English Baccalaureate subjects of English, Maths, Science, MFL and Humanities. This year 76% of students achieved a C+ in English, 90% in French, 58% in Maths, 70% in Humanities – Geography 81% and History 62% and Science 52%.

In addition as a Catholic School where all students study RE to GCSE level we are delighted that 70% of students achieved A*-C grades with 23% of these being at A* – A grades.

Congratulations to Year 11, 2016 students. We wish them all the very best for their future success. 

Pure A* & A’s

CARROLL Sian – 4 A* and 6 A’s
HOLLINGS Scarlett – 5 A* and 5 A’s
KELLY Siobhan – 8 A* and 2 A’s
METCALF Abbi – 6 A* and 4 A’s
SAVENYA Katya – 7 A* and 4 A’s
GREEN Daniel – 3 A* and 7 A’s

“I am very pleased with my results, I did a lot better than I expected.” Scarlett Hollings, Year 11.

High Achievers

AHMED Abdilahi – 4 A*, 6 A’s, 1 B
ANTHONY-OKEKE Kenechukwu – 2 A*, 4 A’s, 4 B’s
CURRIE Faye – 1 A*, 7 A’s, 1 B
FITZPATRICK James – 1 A*, 4 A’s, 5 B’s
GROBICKI Sean – 1 A*, 8 A’s, 1 B
LOVELL Stephanie – 2 A*, 3 A’s, 3 B’s, 2 C’s
MALIK Wasay – 3 A*, 5 A’s, 2 B’s, 1 C
MCDONNELL Adam – 2 A*, 4 A’s, 3 B’s, 1 C
MCDONNELL Niamh – 2 A*, 4 A’s, 3 B’s 
MCINERNEY Anna – 1 A*, 5 A’s, 4 B’s
FRY Tom – 3 A*, 6 A’s, 1 C