Students were excited to learn that the House Championship Cup 2018/19 was won by Patterson, the first time in 15 years that Patterson have won! The announcement was made in the first assembly of the year. Patterson also won the Academic Championship and the Citizenship Shield.
St Bart’s is delighted to report yet another year of excellent results at A level. With 231 students and nearly 700 entries from our open access sixth form, this cohort achieved some remarkable results. Well over a quarter of all grades were at A* or A, and nearly three-quarters were at C grade or better.
Even more impressive, given the size of the cohort and the challenge of the new qualifications which are only assessed through terminal exams, is the pass rate of 99.3%.A total of 31 students achieved at least 3 A* and A grades, including Isaac Fernandes (4 A*s and 1 A), Sofia Pivaral-Booth (4 A*s), Harriet Atherton and Elsa Oakes (both 3A*s and 1 A) and Matthew Forsyth (3 A*s).
A record figure of over 85% of all GCSE grades were at grade 4 or higher and nearly a third of all grades were at 7 or higher. Over half of all students in the cohort achieved the EBacc standard and 83% of students gained at least a grade 4 in both English and Maths, ensuring that they can smoothly progress to further study, with all doors open to them.
A total of 42 students achieved at least 8 GCSEs at grade 7 or higher, with twins Harry and Jack Clarkson, Sanskriti Sahoo, Alex Jordan and Will Freer achieving an extraordinary total of 38 grade 9s between them.
On Friday 5 July the Business and Economics department held a conference for Year 12 Business and Economics students with the aim of giving students the opportunity to hear about different careers in Business and Economics.
Students had the opportunity to listen to advice about how to pursue careers in different ways and were able to ask questions and discuss their individual plans with the visitors.
On Monday 24 June A Level and BTEC Business students visited Cotswold Wildlife Park. The day begins with a marketing lecture. Students get an insight into the various research methods the park use, the way in which they identify a variety of target market segments and how they promote and advertise the park to each of these different groups. The talk also covers the way in which marketing has changed over the years and the growing importance of sites such as Trip Advisor and social media.
Students then get the opportunity to spend some time in the park which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
On Wednesday 26 June Sixth Form musicians put on a summer concert in St George’s Church to raise money for the charity Send A Cow, which helps families in poverty to start sustainable businesses and small-holdings. Ranging from ‘Cantique de Jean Racine’ sung by the Senior Choir to the Trumpet Trio’s arrangement of ‘Hallelujah’ by Cohen, the concert spanned a wide range of styles and showcased the skill and versatility of the singers and instrumentalists.
The first St Bart’s Community Awards evening gave us the opportunity to celebrate the huge contribution so many of our school community make to good causes. It was a fantastic evening, full of laughter, some tears and lots of admiration for students across all year groups, staff and parents who were recognised for their involvement, support and work in the community through a wide range of activities, from fundraising to volunteering.
Please see below for details of when each year group returns to school in September 2019.
Well done to all competitors who picked up valuable points for their Houses and competed across the two days of Sports Day this year. A whopping 11 records were broken, including by two Year 8 boys who picked up 3 records each!