Great GCSE year for Barry Comprehensive pupils
11:40am Friday 31st August 2012 in News
BARRY Comprehensive school notched up an impressive set of GCSE results with maths and English grades on the up.
72 per cent of students gained 5 or more A*-C grades, with more students achieving good grades in maths and English.
Students achieving top grades included James Lofthouse with 12 GCSEs (10 at A*) and the intermediate Welsh Baccalaureate - equivalent to 4 GCSEs at C to A*.
Samuel Thompson earned 12 GCSE grades (7 at A grade and two at A*) and the intermediate Welsh Baccalaureate.
And Daniel Woolford achieved the highest number of subjects with 13 GCSEs (6 at A*) and the intermediate Welsh Baccalaureate, and will return to the 6th form to study A-levels.
Daniel, 16, said: "It's the best case scenario. It's a bit overwhelming."
Thomas Stoneman earned 11 GCSEs (6 at A*) and Jahn Harland the same number (4 at A* and 3 at A).
But Alex Parker, of Barry, is en route for a career with BMW in Cardiff after achieving the necessary grades - an opportunity developed through the school's career network.
Alex, 16, who thanked Mr Green at the school, said: "I was a bit nervous, but I got the grades I wanted so I'm happy."
Acting Headteacher Jennifer Ford said the school had continued to raise standards.
"I am delighted with the number of students gaining good grades in English and maths as well as students achieving in a very wide range of academic and vocational subjects," she said.
"This would not be possible without the continued commitment of our staff, teaching and non-teaching, who really do go the extra mile for our students.
"We also need to recognise the support of parents at this critical time. There is a real cause to celebrate."